Configuring Jira's relative dates

In the Look and Feel documentation, it states that the date fields switch from relative to absolute after 1 week.  I would like to know if this could be configured to switch to absolute after 1 day instead of 1 week.  I will take any ideas.

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Hi Chris!

That's not actually an easy change, as the setting seems to be hard coded into JIRA's classes. However, you can  download the source code through My Atlassian (if you have a valid license for JIRA) and modify the class in which this appears to be setup, which is the com.atlassian.jira.datetime.DateTimeSettings, as shown below.

    public String format(DateTime dateTime, Locale locale)
        DateTime now = new DateTime(clock.getCurrentDate(), dateTime.getZone());
        // fall back to complete dates if relative dates are disabled
        if (!isRelativeDateFormattingEnabled())
            return completeFormatter.format(dateTime, locale);
        // calculate the # of days between the start of each day. this should work with funky DST edge cases
        DateTime formatStartOfDay = new LocalDate(dateTime).toDateTimeAtStartOfDay();
        DateTime todayStartOfDay = new LocalDate(now).toDateTimeAtStartOfDay();
        int days = Days.daysBetween(formatStartOfDay, todayStartOfDay).getDays();
        //In the future
        if (days < 0)
           return completeFormatter.format(dateTime, locale);
        // today
        if (days < 1)
            String todayFmt = serviceProvider.getUnescapedText("");
            return new MessageFormat(todayFmt).format(new Object[] { timeFormatter.format(dateTime, locale) });
        // yesterday
        if (days < 2)
            String yesterdayFmt = serviceProvider.getUnescapedText("common.concepts.yesterday");
            return new MessageFormat(yesterdayFmt).format(new Object[] { timeFormatter.format(dateTime, locale) });
        // last week
        if (days < 7)
            String pattern = serviceProvider.getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_LF_DATE_DAY);
            return jodaFormatterSupplier.get(new JodaFormatterSupplier.Key(pattern, locale)).print(dateTime);
        // complete format
        return completeFormatter.format(dateTime, locale);



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