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How can i expand the width of the columns in Kanban boards, so that i can see the entire name of the issue?

4 answers

announcement from 29 jan, but still not available... :(


Unfortunately there is no default way to resize columns in Kanban boards. We do have an improvement request for that under, you can add yourself as a Watcher to get notified on that along the time.

Also, a possible workaround for this would be creating a bookmark in your browser with the following bookmarklet as text:

javascript: {document.getElementById("ghx-pool-column").style.width="500px";};void(0);

This sets the width of the left pane to 500px when you run the bookmarklet.



To expand on Jose's answer here's a longer bookmarklet that's a bit more convenient to use.

It keeps the standard size as the minSize and you can set the maxSize to however wide you'd like and then it steps between them using incrementBy.

javascript&colon;{maxSize=1000;incrementBy=250;/*colName='ghx-pool-column'*/;colName='ghx-detail-view';column=document.getElementById(colName).style;size=parseInt(column.width);minSize=(typeof(minSize)=="undefined"?size:minSize);size=(Math.max(size+incrementBy,minSize))%maxSize;column.width=(size<=minSize?minSize==0?"":(minSize==0?"":minSize+"px"):size+"px");document.getElementById('ghx-column-header-group').style.width=(document.getElementById('ghx-content-main').offsetWidth-Math.max(size,minSize)-20)+"px";console.log("New Detail Size:"+column.width);}void(0);

Yes, thx... 


Atlassian Update – 29 January 2019

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to announce that this feature is coming to you shortly with Jira 8.1, together with a larger set of improvements for Jira boards. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to us in the comments.

Kind regards,
Sylwia Mikolajczuk
Jira Server Team

I don't see the ability to change the width of columns on a jira board in the new Jira 8.1 version.  When will this functionality be available?  

Thank you!

Did you find this feature anywhere? I still don't see it in jira 8.4

I'm using v8.4.1 and I don't see it either.  Very frustrating.

Like Tyler Hostetler likes this

using 8.5.1 and this feature does not exist. Is this going to be addressed anytime soon?

I'm using v8.7.0 and can't find this feature, is it still going to be added?

This feature still not available. Is still being work on? when will this be released? 

Like Therése Sallfeldt likes this

The fact that you can't add several columns and still see the text, will most likely lead to using Trello instead. 

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