Inline editing not available in Comments Field

We're currently running JIRA 6.2.

I just had a JIRA assigned to me where the user can perform inline editing on the description field, but cannot perform inline editing on her comments. Instead she must click on the edit icon and perform the edit in a pop-up window.

Is this intentional behaviour, a misconfiguration or a bug?

3 answers

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.

It is the intended behavior. Comments are not treated like other JIRA fields, atleast for now :)

Yes, they're a conversation with a timeline, not a field that tells you stuff about the issue at the current moment. I actually don't expect that to change - they aren't really a field!

This widget could not be displayed.

Definitely this an annoying behaviour, especially when trying to paste images or files into the comment. If you do not want to make it inline, at least enable the functionality to add content easily, like when editing the description or when adding a new comment. 

This is not congruent. 

This widget could not be displayed.

We are also running into this issue as well. While I understand it is intended behavior, the option of having Inline editing would be ideal from a productivity standpoint. Right now when you edit a comment the dialog box locks you in place. So if you need to reference another comment in the issue, you have to open another browser window/tab and reference it that way. Inline editing of comments would help with this situation. It would be nice to at least have the option in General Settings to enable a feature like this. Just a suggestion.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Aug 06, 2018 in Jira Service Desk

A is for Activate: Share your top Jira Service Desk onboarding tips for new users!

Hi, everyone! Molly here from the Jira Service Desk Product Marketing Team :).  In the spirit of this month's  august-challenge, we're sourcing stories of Jira Service Desk activation fro...

576 views 25 15
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you