Is there a way to put the application navigator from Confluence 5 into my JIRA instance?

I like the idea of the application navigator in Confluence 5 that lets you quickly jump to other Atlassian products, or (it seems) to non-Atlassian sites. However, if I'm going to jump to JIRA from Confluence, I'd want to be able to jump back.

Is there some HTML or something that I can add to the announcement banner that would mimic the functionality of the Application Navigator? Are there any plans to add this to JIRA in the (hopefully near) future?

For those who don't know what I mean, go here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+5.0+Release+Notes

and click the box in the top left of the screen. You can easily jump to Atlassian JIRA...you just can't do the same in JIRA to get back to Conflucence.

FYI I'm using JIRA 5.2.6

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Sort of. It's in Jira 6. You can get a basic one in 5.1, but it's non-configurable and untested (properly - seems fine to me), and a better version in 5.2

Have a look through https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/140594/general-menu-for-jira-and-confluence

Thanks Nic. Just curious...JIRA 6? I don't even see that listed in the EAP documentation. How does one get access (even just to test it out) to JIRA 6?

Hmm, it's in https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/EAP+Releases and, of course, Atlassian are running it on their support site and OnDemand.

Usual advice applices - don't whack that into production until it's properly released, otherwise a bug might bite and you might not be able to migrate from it to a full release without some pain...

Thanks again...I got to EAP a different way, and was clearly limiting myself to 5.2 and before: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA052/EAP+Releases

Thanks for the better link.

I don't know that it was "better", just the bookmark I've got squirrelled away ;-)

Ah, no, to get started with it, you don't mess with files - go to Jira -> Admin -> General Settings -> Advanced - that's where to enable dark features.

So, I can't find the file mentioned: AdvancedApplicationProperties.jspa

I have "advancedproperties.jsp" and "applicationproperties.jsp" and neither seem to have the "dark features" line. Any ideas? I'm looking in C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\secure\admin\jira\views as there were no similar files in the root of the "admin" folder.

This enhancement: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-31165 seems to be what I'm asking for...but I'm hoping someone has a workaround for the short term.

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