Suggestion: Typing @ brings up list of users


It's getting to be standard these days that typing @ will reference a user. It would be nice if I wanted to refererence a JIRA user I could do so easily by typing @ and a popup list of suggestions appears.

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Hi Neal,

As Jeff noticed this feature is in our roadmap. I'll inform you as soon as we ship it. Meanwhile please use Ctrl+M shortcut to start Mention dialog.

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Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2013

This is already implemented in JIRA. See the blog post about Using watchers and @mentions effectively for more details.

You will need the Browser Users Global Permission.

When I type @ nothing happens in the JREditor. I have to use the button with the person and that shows a popup people picker. I'm using google chrome for my browser. When I type @ and/or @n should I be seeing a list appear?

Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2013

Ahh, I didn't know you were using JEditor. I found this answer that says @mentions are on the roadmap for JEditor. You might try contacting them to show your interest.

This feature is in the roadmap and is going to be added. I can't provide exact ETA, but definitely before the end of year.

I hope that helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. We usually respond much faster when contacted directly:

Sorry for the confusion, I thought I was making my initial inquiry targeted to the JEditor folks. Thank you for catching that.

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Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2013

Hi Neal,

Are you wanting a list of users to popup immediately after typying @ with no characters after?

I'm not sure how it should be implement, I would imagine if you start typing it should show matches i.e. if you typed @n it would pull my name and others starting with N.

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