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You can now move fields to the left side of the new issue view

Hi Atlassian Community,

Last month we rolled out Pinned Fields, a feature users tell us they love, which allows you to keep your most important fields pinned at the top of an issue. Today we’re continuing our journey to make the new issue view’s layout more powerful by allowing project-admins to move fields between the left and right hand sides.

We know that the top-left of the issue view is prime screen space and should be reserved for only the most important fields. Now, you can easily drag fields of any type over to the left hand side of an issue from the project layout configuration page. Fields like priority, assignee, reporter, or any custom context field can all be shown on the left.

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We recently released a Demo Den video where we showed off the power of this and other features that we will be rolling out soon. You can watch the video here.

Thank you for all of your support while we deliver these important improvements. Next up we are working on displaying Tabs on the left hand side of an issue, just like they were in the old issue view. As we progress with this and other changes we’ll keep you updated on the relevant JRACLOUD tickets and right here on Community.

Kind regards,



Thanks. That’s some kind of step forward for those of us who argue against the new issue view. But, do we still have to configure it per project? Then, it’s not really a solution to this important issue. 

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@Matthew Canham 

I agree with @Jehosúa Ibuarben We set up screens and screen schemes for a reason. If I then have to go into 200+ projects and "set" the screen layout AGAIN, than this is not a solution

Hi @Jehosúa Ibuarben & @Jeanne Howe, we are working on solving this at the moment. Follow JRACLOUD-71630 for updates as we progress.

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John Funk Community Leader Dec 18, 2020

That will be a fantastic addition!

John Funk Community Leader Nov 23, 2020

This is Awesome! Thanks so much for getting this implemented!!

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This is great, just what we needed.

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Hi @Matthew Canham

Can it also be configured in Service Desk projects?

That these custom fields are above the custom fields of the Customer request form?



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Hi @Gustavo Monsalve, for now the Customer Request section of JSM (formerly JSD) projects is fixed and you can only move fields below this section, not above.

Hi @Matthew Canham  
This is very inconvenient. when is it planned to improve the new issue view for JSM projects? Our users spend a huge amount of time working on tickets and the inability to display fields in a user-friendly way is a big problem for us.

@Matthew Canham For Software projects, you have Issue Layout and for JSM Projects you have Request Types.

In our set-up, we use sub-tasks of Requests - this doesn't seem to be catered for in the configurations, do you have any suggestions for amending the layout of sub-tasks of JSM Requests?

but what if we liked it in the context area?  How do we move it back?

elizabeth_jones Community Leader Sep 07, 2021

I love this so much. I need to pin fields for certain projects and not others, so I love the ability to have a standardized list of fields, but the ability to display them in different areas and pin based on need is great. thanks :)

Hey, when I try to add fields to the Description Field, its not possible Any idea why this is the case?? We have a brand new instance so nothing i can see stopping me in settings.

John Funk Community Leader Sep 21, 2021

Hi @iamkelsishayla  - What kind of error are you getting? What type of project is it? 

I think I figured out my issue, cant do it in team managed projects right?

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@John M Funk 

When will we have the same in Team Managed projects?
Aren't those the "new-gen"?


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