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New Jira Experience - Remove Quick Filter Dropdown

Is there a way with the new jira experience (cloud) to disable the filter drop down and go back to quick links?  The extra clicks can be a bit annoying.  



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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Apr 26, 2019

Hey all,

Just wanted to note that JRACLOUD-68779 has been resolved and the quick filters are no longer behind a dropdown! They display directly on the board and are only a click to activate.


This is still a problem

A better ux would be to have 4 main ones, then have a more button, which shows the rest of the filters when you rollover so you don't have to click. 

The amount of unused space is atrocious :( 

I have enough room for like 10 filters!
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Like Bridget Maloney likes this

never mind, It is fixed, apparently if you click quick filters, it remembers you wanted that open

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Maybe I'm missing a setting but I still have to click the drop-down button every time I go to JIRA or refresh the page. Yes, if I refresh the page the selected filter stays selected but the drop-down options collapse again!!


I just released an Chrome extension that simply clicks on the quick filters dropdown so it´s always expanded: :)

My board just switched from drop-down to the row of links. I'm ambivalent about the design choice, but what *really* is not good is that the selected choices are not highlighted in some way. Once you select a quick filter(s), you have to remember what you chose, because there's no way to see which one is chose. This is *really bad* UX.

Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Apr 26, 2019

Hi Max,

I'd be interested in hearing if this is still a problem for you. The update to remove the dropdown recently went out to all Cloud instances. Currently when using it, you should see some highlighting on the quick filters that are selected:
image.pngLet me know if you're seeing something else!

Daniel | Atlassian Support

This is from a while ago, but my comment above was actually an issue with my monitor settings. Literally 1 notch up or down on my screen contrast made the highlighting appear. I realized this was the case when I dragged the window from that monitor to my laptop screen, and the highlighting appeared. 

So there's probably some kind of UX practice to ensure highlighting is always visible on even the worst screens, but I wouldn't expect it to be religiously followed. In this case a quick tweak of my settings resolved the issue.

I've created a ticket to request the option to display as dropdown or links.

i added a comment of support. this is driving me nuts.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Feb 06, 2018

There isn't a way to do this. Obviously this is a personal preference thing but for many years there was a lot of pressure applied to deliver the drop down method because it becomes unwieldy to have 10's of buttons taking up real estate on boards. I am thrilled to have the new method personally but again it is a personal preference. Granted it would be nice if there was a setting to select your preference. You might check if there is a suggestion for this and if not create one.

I think I saw one for drawing the first ones out old style and then dropping any others that would have gone onto a second row into a drop-down.

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