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How do you disable this insane double line spacing when pasting in Jira? Edited

When I paste a User Story or comments or anything into the DESCRIPTION or COMMENTS fields, everything grows by about 1000 percent, due to some insane line spacing where every line gets a paragraph break added to it.


Even if you try and manually remove those spaces, you can only get it down to DOUBLE line spacing.


I read a few comments form others that you can try and get an admin to change to the wiki formatting, but then you have to manually code a "no format" into everything you do, every time you do anything. This seems a bit absurd to me.


How do you disable this god forsaken "feature" so we can all not go out of our minds on a daily basis, wasting time trying undo what should have never been done in the first place and wasting countless hours manually removing formatting?

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Hello Brad,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

On the new issue view, the editor is Markdown, and using Enter or pasting a text that has a line break, it will add double space.

There are feature requests suggesting improvements for that:

Please, click on vote and also watch to receive future updates.

In case you want to use the old editor (Wiki Markup), you can go to your Profile picture > Personal settings and disable Jira Labs. Note that, it will only work if you are using Classic projects. If you are using Next-gen ones, it's not possible to disable the new view. 

Also, just to let you know that in March 2021 all users will be migrated to the new view, so the workaround I mentioned will only work for a while.


I tried disabling Jira labs and that has no effect.

I see that even in this forum, you are not using the same editor. The editor in this forum does not have the same issue.

Seems like this is a very common complaint.

Is there anything in the works to deal with this or is it just some developer that made the choice and nobody wants to stand up to them because that persons voice carries so much weight that it is allowed to be retained, even at the highly voiced opposing opinions of the people paying for the service?

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