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A way to disable the auto-focus-edit while clicking on issue description



I just wanted to know if there is a way to deactivate auto-focus-edit while clicking on an issue description.

I found this really anoying since, I'm just selecting some text, and in many cases, I don't want to edit it!
Boring sorry, I feel disapointed but really boring

Using v7.6.14


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Milad Mohtashamirad
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Nov 13, 2023 • edited

Yes. This is really annoying me, too. I wish they can change it to a personal preference. I really don't understand why such a setting should be global instead of user selected.

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Daniel Eads
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May 20, 2020

Hi Pierre,

Great question. If you're sure-moused and can select/drag in a single motion, the Description field won't flip to edit mode. Reproducing the behavior you mentioned though, I did find myself clicking without selecting sometimes which inadvertently triggered Edit mode.

There is a way to turn this off, but it will affect all users on your Jira Server. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the General configuration page in Jira's administration
  2. Click the Edit settings button in the top right of the page
  3. Scroll down and flip Inline edit to OFF
  4. Click the Update button at the bottom of the page to save changes


Yes, but the fact is that I'm not admin :/

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Me neither.  I just want to make this configuration for myself, not  for everyone.

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Rasmus Anthin
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Nov 10, 2023

Same here. Super-annoying as my finger is a little "trigger happy". No other issue tracking systems that I'm aware of do that (e.g. trac, phabricator). Seems it's only a "feature" in Jira but nowhere else.

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