In JIRA Issue view - don't need Development or Agile sections - can I get rid of them


Some or our JIRA projects aren't about development.  Yet I have window space taken up with sections I don't need.  "Development" with a create branch link and "Agile" with a view on board link.  Can I configure this project to not show those sections and recapture the window space?

Related, there is a Drag and Drop section that I would just as soon drop too.  I can use the pulldown in More to attach files.

I appreciate any suggestions.

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I found currently there is no way to disable the Development Panel for a specific project (for which I created a suggestion you can see at Please feel free to vote on it and keep following its progress directly in it. For more information on how Atlassian implements new features and improvements please see the following document:

I found, however, a workaround for this that I believe will do what you are looking for:

  1. Go to Administration > Issues > Permission Schemes.
  2. Copy the scheme used by your project.
  3. Click in Permissions for this scheme and delete all users, groups and roles for the View Development Tools permission.
  4. Go to Administration > Projects, click in the name of the project, and go to Permissions.
  5. Click in the button Actions and select Use a different scheme.
  6. Select the scheme you just created and click in Associate. Now your project will be using a similar scheme as it was using before, expect it won't hava permissions related to the Development Panel, so it won't be visible.

As per Agile I think it is also not possible to disable it for a specific project. I found another suggestion related to this you can see at It is closed as "Won't fix" with an explanation in the comments, but please feel free to comment on it.

As per the Drag and Drop section, could you please provide an screenshot clarifying further what you are intended to do with this section?

Gustavo Refosco

Let me ask the question differently. Is it possible to change the layout of the detailed issue page to one column? Such that Agile and Dates and Drag Drop aren't in the right hand column? I'd like to only do this for a handful of projects however. Thanks.

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