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Why is the epic link-text blue in structures despite the Agile-assigned background color?

I've used Jira's Agile board to color code my epics. When those epics are included in a structure hierarchy, the background color is as I set it in the Agile board. However the link text itself is blue (not white), making it impossible to read unless the background is light. Previously epic link text in the Structure display was white. I have NO idea what happened. The epic name's text still appears white when looking at the epics in the Agile board.

Here is an example of the blue text, which is difficult to read against almost all the backgrounds.


7-22-2015 4-32-16 PM.png


But the text looks fine on issue pages for issues that are part of the epic:

7-22-2015 4-50-51 PM.png


And the text is fine in the agile board, which is where I'm assigning which background color to each epic:

7-22-2015 5-02-38 PM.png

6 answers

Hi! We did a bit of testing and it turned out to be a bug! Thanks a lot for spotting this.

Once you click the link in the Epic Link column, it is coloured blue as the link you've followed.

This is definitely not the correct behaviour and we'll try to fix this in the next patch. Here is a task in our JIRA:

Please feel free to follow it!

My apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks again for the feedback!



Hello! Normally the Epic Links are rendered the same way JIRA does it, so it looks the same as you see it on Issue Details page, for example. 

Could you please check if it looks ok on issue details? 

And, if possible, attach the screenshots of the epic link on issue details page and in the structure.

If you want, please feel free to create a support request in our JIRA:



ALM Works Team

Thanks Eugene - I've attached three screenshots to provide additional context. If a quick look does not suggest an obvious answer, I'll file a ticket. Much appreciated.

Cool! A bug! You're welcome. And thanks for responding so quickly.

Hi All,

We have the same problem in jira version 7.13.4.

Can somebody help me to fix the same?




This is still a problem for me - was a solution every found.  It is only on the issues report that the font comes out grey/blue making it unreadable,  every where else it is white and perfectly legible

try the following in the announcement banner:


<style type="text/css">#jira a.aui-label { color : white !important } #announcement-banner {display: none; }</style>

sorry,  I dont think I understand what you mean by the 'announcement banner'?  Where is this?

Configuring an announcement banner

  1. Choose Administration (  ) > System. 
  2. Select User Interface > Announcement banner in the System panel below.
  3. Enter the required text in the Announcement field.
  4. Select the required Visibility Level for the banner.
  5. Click the Set Banner button.

this works well. thank you. Are you aware of any issues with changing this?


No there will be no issue as per my knowledge.


I have asked the admins if it is possible to do this for our environment.

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