Turning off Issue detail view in Kanban Board

Nguyen Tran Community Champion Nov 16, 2017

Every time a user click on an issue in the kanban board in JIRA Software, the issue detail view pop-up on the right side. It is pretty useful for project manager or scrum master as they can quickly edit stuff on the issues.

However, it is pretty annoying for users who want to open up the issue full issue view on another tab or just quickly navigate to that view on the current tab.

As far as I know, it is a feature request to have a turning on/off feature for this. However, as we are waiting for Atlassian to implement that feature. Is there any way we can turn off this view? (e.g. disable a particular module for that feature, which I have been able to do for a lot of buttons that can't be turn off on the admin menu)

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any trick to turning this off?


Hi Nguyen,

Can you show me what the pop-up looks like exactly? Is it in a sidebar or is it a pop-up? 

Can you let me know also the version of Jira you're working with?

Kind regards,


Nguyen Tran Community Champion Jan 30, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-31 at 11.20.59 AM.pngHi Shannon,

Sorry for the late reply.

It's the sidebar (Issue detail view). I want to disable that completely. I'm on JIRA Server 7.7.


Thanks, Nguyen, for clarifying.

My colleague Andy has responded on a similar question with a very good and visual answer here:

I'll quote him below:

As such this feature can currently be opted-in or opted-out of on a per user basis.  You would need to have each user login to the Cloud instance, then go up to your avatar in the top right corner of the screen, the select Profile.  On this page, there is a Labs section that the user will have to flip the switch to off in order to disable this popup view.  



Doing so will revert the board to the previous layout that then shows the issue details in the right side of the screen.  

You might be prompted to provide some feedback when disabling this.  If you have a few moments, Atlassian certainly would appreciate the feedback on features like this so that we can help refine new features for future releases.


Can you try that and let me know if you have any questions?



Nguyen Tran Community Champion Jan 31, 2018

Hi Shannon,

Your answer is to turn off the pop-up on cloud instance. We also have a cloud instance and I have try this. However, my problem is with the side-bar.



I had a talk with the rest of the Cloud team, and you have two views right now of the issue detail view.

You can either have the pop-up, which would be turning on that feature, or the sidebar. It's not possible to disable the view entirely.

As for the feature requests, I believe this is what you were looking for:

  • JSWCLOUD-11160 Ability to select issues without the Detail View opening

If so, please vote on it and comment there with your usage case. It will help if you also include what you don't like about the feature specifically.

Let me know if you have any further questions about this.



Be advised, in the future the pop-up version of the issue detail view will be the norm. I wanted to let you know in case you notice it in the future and wonder what happened.



Nguyen Tran Community Champion Feb 01, 2018

But I'm on server version though.

The same issue exists for Server here:



Nguyen Tran Community Champion Feb 05, 2018


You're welcome! 

Take care,


Hi...  As different people work in different ways, it makes sense that the behavior could have better configuration, allowing pop-up, side-panel, or opening in a new tab when selecting an item for more details.

Please see this suggestion made to the Cloud instance for a start in this direction:




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