How do I reorder the field types for the overview of an issue?

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For example, How do I change which fields are in bold here? I would like to add a custom field "Issue Solution" after the Description drop down. However, when I edit the edit/view issue screen for this project, I end up only changing the field is light grey.

Thanks in advance

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Those are not fields, they are the titles of the panels that are wrapped around groups of fields or other data.

How would I choose to hide or show certain ones?

The attachments panel will disappear if you turn off attachments.  I think you can get rid of Description if you make the Description field hidden for the project/issue type, and I have a feeling disabling the activity stream system add-on will hide the activity panel.

But you probably don't really want to do any of those downgrades.

Is there a way to add a new panel, or to reorder them?

You can write add-ons that will create new panels, but re-ordering will require (minor) hacking of the core code (re-weighting the panels to be drawn in a different order)

Where would I go in the settings to write the add-ons?

Thanks

Add-ons are blocks of code compiled into plugins that you deploy to the service via "manage add-ons", they're not things you just configure.

Since you aren't answering my question let me make myself clear.

How would I go about adding another panel instead of description?

How can I add a new panel after the description panel?

What plugins do I need to modify to make the necessary changes.

When I overview an issue I would like to see the description as a panel. After description I would like to see "Issue Solution" as another panel. How do I go about doing this?

Thanks again

I could be a bit grumpy and respond with "since you are not reading the answers", but I do understand that my writing has been quite terse today, so that would be just as unfair.

Instead, I'll try to rephrase:

>How would I go about adding another panel instead of description?

You need to create and install a new add-on that would implement a new panel in the issue view screen.

This could also be done with existing add-ons in the marketplace, although most that create new panels do so with a specific purpose which is not configurable as "pull arbitrary custom field in here".  I suspect Script Runner may be the only one that does that.

>How can I add a new panel after the description panel?

Same answer as above, but with one more point - the panels in this area are "weighted" by their properties (which is just a number in the add-on definition file) and that determines the order they appear in.

>What plugins do I need to modify to make the necessary changes.

The ones you add to your system after writing them.  I've talked about "add-ons" a lot here.  They used to be called "plugins", and Atlassian recently re-badged them as "apps" (I'm sticking with add-ons, because to me, "app" is an abbreviation of "application", and Atlassian uses that word to mean something different again, so it's all confusing and annoying)

Ok, I will look for an add-on or just end up making one myself. 

Thank you for your swift responses. I apologise if there was any error in communication. I am still working to adapt with the new JIRA update.

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