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How to Disable or Hide "Start work in VS Code"

This is cluttering the screen on issue types and projects that have nothing to do with code. I tried customizing the view and it doesn't appear in the list of fields like "Development" does. Any ideas on how to remove it from the screen/scheme for certain issue types and projects?

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You can't remove it, it's an ad. You pay a crapton of money so they can run ads on your screen. I'm really pissed off today.

Where can I create a bug report?

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In other News: Atlassian soon to implement short unskippable ad-videos every time you submit a new issue :-D

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I created a level 2 support ticket with the message that Microsoft has hacked Jira.

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Same here, spent precious time trying to figure out, who added this and how to remove it. Not good, Atlassian, not good.

Adding to the voices of dissent. Do not want unnecessary/unwanted fields/labels cluttering the Issues and Layouts I have spent hours getting correct.

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I got a reaction on my support ticket...

Hi Thijm,

Thanks for contacting us. My name is -----, and I'll be assisting you with this case.

That is not an ad, we just let customers know about Bitbucket and Jira integration with MS VS code. This is an official integration described in Jira and Bitbucket (Official) - Visual Studio Marketplace and Use the Atlassian for VS Code extension documents. This integration actually exists for some time, recently we just decided to give more visibility to it. Currently we do not have plans to remove that link from the issue view.

We are sorry if that link distracts you from your work. I will make sure to inform the management about your feedback.

Kind regards,

Lol, what planet do these guys live on?!

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@Thijm Post maybe add it as a comment to the JIRACLOUD ticket for the rest of the folks there to enjoy:

Count another user who wasted time looking into this.  Please make this go away.

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As if Jira wasn't already painfully slow as is, Now we need to consult the ad server before the page loads.

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Why did you do this to us? please turn it off. Don't give me an option to turn it off. Just please turn it off.

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Ok, they admit they made a mistake and it will be undone.

Hello Thijm,

It turned out - after some internal research - that this change was introduced as part of an experiment in relation to our VS Code integration and was mistakenly rolled out to all users. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion that we've caused. The change has been rolled back and the VS Code field will no longer appear on your issue view.

Sorry for the incomplete or misleading info I sent you earlier, since it was not intentional, we were not informed about it.

On my test instance I do not see that field anymore, please let us know if you still have that field in your issue view.

Kind regards,

I still see the field on my instance. Just saying. Curious if it's gone away on other people's instances?

Edit: Gone after a refresh.

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Just chiming in that I have the same problem on Jira Core. It's annoying and unnecessary

Same here. Assuming this is an unwanted side effect of some change, especially since this is hardly relevant in Jira Core projects.

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I created a ticket, hope they will listen to us this time:

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Hi everyone, I'm a developer at Atlassian.

We are working on an update that will change the initial glance to be more generic and will allow opting out of seeing the glance at all.

Thanks for your patience!

"Glance"? Nice wording for advertisements you're pushing into paying customers' faces. Rather feels like a pile of dog poop in front of my office door I'm accidently stepping into...

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Wow, some product manager really lost sight of their users on this one.  A little A/B testing would probably have figured out there is going to be major backlash on something like this.

For people confused on terminology here, "glance" is the technical term developers use for the items on the right side bar. See: 

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To be completely fair, the thing is useful in relevant projects/issue types/teams. That said, it's not relevant to a majority of our issues.

With the proposed solution, are the only options opt-in or opt-out? Is that preference stored by project (or some other combination of factors) or is it global? IMHO it should be configurable just like most of the other aspects of the sidebar.

Frankly, this feature should be rolled back and better thought out before being reintroduced. Spend the time to make it useful without being obtrusive instead of a cheap plug at the expense of your users' experience.

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Got it at work too, paid cloud account. 

Remove this Atlassian; ads have no place in paid products. 

Will start pushing the office more towards PivotalTracker or maybe others over things like this (after slow performance that is).

How do we remove this? I don't use VSCode and don't plan on it. It is quite annoying.

You install the Adblock plugin, right click on this, however over Adblock, and select "block this ad." I'm still not positive about this - since I also lose my ability to adjust the due date then...

I also suggest providing Atlassian with feedback, since they do try and listen.

We don't want to install Adblock for 1000+ users in out company. We want a vendor that does not abuse our well paid trust in Jira cloud products and undermine their own product strategy by such misplaced, unintelligent advertising SPAM.

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