Disabling Quick edit / inline edit

Mizan Community Champion Oct 14, 2013

Hi All ,

Is there a way I can disable the inline edit in JIRA 6.x ?

It is not possible to disable it from the configurations now .

Does anyone have a workaround for disabling inline edit throughout the JIRA instance .

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Regards ,


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Mizan Community Champion Oct 17, 2013

Script to disable quick edit for a particular field .Works when pasted under announcement banner /field description

<script type="text/javascript"> 
AJS.$(document).ready(function() {
setInterval(function() {
  AJS.$('#fixfor-val').removeAttr( "title" )
}, 200);

try with this


works perfectly! thanks @Mizan

Hello Mizan and others! Mizan, you told us the way to disable in-line editing for particular field. However - I have no idea how to do it. You wrote

edit for a particular field

What does it mean? Should I enter to Field Configuration? Or where exactly in administration can I edit it?

After answering this question I might be able to understand a location of announcemnet banner/field description.

Thanks in advance for reply to everybody!


Mizan Community Champion Jan 22, 2014

hey Leos ,

you need to put the script in the field description of the field configuration.. if you put it under the announcement banner the script will disable inline edit for the field for all field configurations..

this feature is removed from jira 6.x, check this


check this post it may help you


another way is, remove the fields from edit screen and add those fields to global tansition

Mizan Community Champion Oct 14, 2013

Yes this feature is removed .

is there a way I can disable the system plugin which is responsible for inline editing . The javascript solutions is for a single field and I need to disable this for all field throughout Jira

the plugin name is "Atlassian JIRA - Plugins - Quick Edit Plugin" but we don't have option to disable :(

Mizan Community Champion Oct 14, 2013

Can you think of a js solution which can work for all fields or atleast for a specific field . We can add this js in the field description

if you want to diable inline edit for specific field then use something like this

<script type="text/javascript">  
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
	//here need write code to hide/remove edit(pencil) icon

same way if you want to diable inline edit for all fields then use the @Wim Deblauwe solution which is given in the link

Mizan Community Champion Oct 17, 2013

Tried this but its not working . I have used correct customfield id .

where you added this script? on description of field?

i suggest to load it as webresource or add it on footer.jsp(for testing)

Mizan Community Champion Oct 17, 2013

Pasted the script in announcement banner . The quick edit functionality remains but the pencil disappears

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Richie Gee Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2013

This might help:


its a workaround rather than really disabling, but it helps to address this issue. Cheers :)

Mizan Community Champion Oct 14, 2013

Yes but for this i will need to modify all the workflows .

FYI, if you're still interested in a fairly complete (but still 'brute-force') custom JavaScript solution to disable inline-edit for selected projects and fields in JIRA 6.2 check this link:


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