Basic Search - Select All

Is there any way when doing a basic search that you can have all items in a particular search field ticked and then just remove the ones you dont want. Eg if I select Component can I have all available components automatically ticked and then just remove the ones I do not want

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I'm afraid that would not work for most Jira installations, so, no, it's not a good idea, and hence, has not been implemented.

For small systems, it would be ok. But imagine a Jira that's grown beyond "small" - say 20+ projects, with a mean-average of 5 components. You've now got 99 components to de-select, with the Bell curve peaking around 98.7. This really is a vile thing to do to your users, please, don't.

You really should be searching for positives, not defaulting to "everything and then have to de-select". Humans don't think like that, they much prefer "select something to search for".

Can we please have this added to the list of improvements for Atlassian as it really would be helpful

You can raise it at

But I suspect that it will be closed as "won't do" because it really cannot be described as an "improvement" for the reasons I've already given.

+1 for implementing this feature - if I'm understanding correctly, the feature would be similar to the 'Select All' option on Excel filters and would be especially useful with a large pool of options. Don't really see how this is not a positive, if it is optional.

It is already "optional" - you can do it by going over all the choices and selecting the ones you need.

Yes, but, having to select 63 out of 64 options every time, gets old quickly, and could easily be fixed. However, I now realise I can get around this with JQL.

Yes, but having to deselect 63 of 64 options every time gets old quickly.  This remains a very poor way to try to do this.

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