How to easily copy a JIRA issue title?


When committing a fix, we always include the issue number and current title in our commit comments. It's really bloody hard to get that text in JIRA from the issue detail screen - the title itself is an HTML edit box, and the ID # for the issue is buried in the title bar and elsewhere on the screen in fairly inaccessible ways.

Is there any easy way to get the issue ID and title into my pasteboard?

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The answer is "you can't".

4 years later, and thousands of bug titles manually selected and then manually formatted, you STILL can't do this.

Atlassian just redid the entire UI.  But they didn't change this.  I guess internally they like manually selecting and copy/pasting/formatting text?  I'm super frustrated.

It's because they don't expect it to be used like that.  If you're pasting it into places, you should be looking at better integration between tools, not copying and pasting.

David C I'm New Here Jul 03, 2018

I wish I could downvote as very unhelpful @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] for "you should be looking at better integration between tools". So if my company hasn't adopted a full Atlassian stack, I'm doing it wrong?

No, there are other tools which integrate fine, far better than copy and paste.

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I developed an Chrome Extension for this exact purpose.

Download the extension here :

Go to your issue, press the extension button and you will have the issue number + issue description directly into your clipboard smile

If you are interested, you can browse the open source code here :

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Hi Jonah,

For the issue summary/title and Issue key/ID, if you click on your mouse and hold it during srolling up or down, it will not direct you to the edit mode. you can try to put your mouse console at the end of the title on issue details page, click on it but hold your finger on and scroll left and up until include all the title and issue key. Then you can make a copy at on time.


That doesn't work, as it also selects the "Display" menu title.

It does work for me!

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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Apr 24, 2013

If you click between the project name and the issue key (there is no link active on this position) and hold the left mouse button, you can easily drag behind the summary underneath the key to mark key and summary in one step and past this into your comment. You only have to remove the line break after pasting.


That is what I've resorted to, but it grabs the "Display" menu title as well when I select it (at least in firefox).

Henning Tietgens Community Champion Apr 24, 2013

In Firefox I have an additional line feed in the copied text but nothing else. Maybe this is different on your version of JIRA. Sorry.

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Use filter result on to your dashboard with all the required columns.

Refer - for more details.

Thanks, but I want to get to the bug ID and title from the issue detail screen, not from my dashboard, so this doesn't really help me, AFAICT.

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The first link seems to not work anymore.

However there seem to be several solutions for Chrome:


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i added the following code snippet to "announcement banner" /secure/admin/EditAnnouncementBanner.jspa which allows HTML and it added Text to Ticket number in Single Issue view, Search and Agile Board

tested in Chrome only but pretty sure FF will work or easy to adjust

setInterval(function() {
	var custAttr = 'data-issue-text-updated'
	var issueKeyElement = document.getElementById("key-val");
	if (issueKeyElement && document.getElementById("summary-val")) {
		if (issueKeyElement[custAttr] == "true") {
		issueKeyElement.innerHTML += " - " + document.getElementById("summary-val").innerText
		issueKeyElement[custAttr] = 'true';
	//* Agile Board
	var issueKeyElement = document.querySelector("a[title='View this issue in JIRA']");
	if (issueKeyElement && document.querySelector("dd[data-field-id='summary']")) {
		if (issueKeyElement[custAttr] == "true") {
		issueKeyElement.innerHTML += " - " + document.querySelector("dd[data-field-id='summary']").innerText
		issueKeyElement[custAttr] = 'true';
}, 1000)

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