How to suppress the top portion of the sprint board?

Steven Yang August 14, 2019

When we hold engineering standups, we display the sprint board on the screen.  As each team member gives an update, we scroll down to view the tickets for that member.  The header section of the page takes up a lot of space.  I tend to use 150% zoom so the text is easier to read, so the header section in practice take up about 33% of the vertical space.  

To be clear, when I say header section, I mean everything above the scrollable board, such as the name of the sprint, a search box, number of days remaining in the sprint, etc.

Ideally, I would view just the scrollable board and blow it up to full screen.  Is there a way to do this, or just a way to suppress the headers?  Is there a hidden page I can go to as a short term hack?  Is there a good way to use the developer console to eliminate HTML elements to do this?  What are my options?

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Scott Theus
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August 14, 2019

Hi @Steven Yang ,

The closest you can get to what you are looking for is to hide the menus. (Click the elipses in the top right corner of the board and select "hide menus." That will collapse the left navigation and hide everything above the search bar. 

The board retains the icons to filter by user so you can easily see how many issues are assigned to each user during sprint planning and determine if they will be over or under worked during the sprint. 

Hope this helps, 

-Scott

Steven Yang August 14, 2019

Thanks a bunch!  This meets my needs.

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Deleted user June 10, 2020

@Scott Theus is this available in Next-Gen Jira and the new nav bar? I don't see the 'Hide Menus' option from the ellipse on my board. Only see 'Edit sprint' and 'Manage rules'

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zmandel July 13, 2023

I wrote a small script that hides the header with just a click on a special chrome bookmark: https://sigtools.page.link/byeJIRAHeader

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February 22, 2024

Needed another parentNode, but thanks heaps!

Boggles my mind that they can waste so much space and not have it in the view settings.

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