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You can mark pages and spaces as favourites and then access them quickly from the Confluence dashboard and from your user profile.

Adding favourites

To add a page as a favourite:

  1. Go to the page.
  2. Choose Tools > Favourite.
    The menu item will change to 'Remove Favourite' to indicate the page is a favourite.

To add a space as a favourite:

  1. Choose Spaces > Space directory on the header.
  2. Choose the star icon next to the space name in the list of spaces.
    The star icon will change colour to indicate that you have added this space as a favourite.

To add someone's personal space as a favourite:
This option is only available for personal spaces. You cannot mark a person's profile as favourite, so this option is not available if the person has not yet created a personal space.

  1. Choose Spaces > Space directory on the header.
  2. Choose Personal Spaces.
  3. Choose the star icon next to the space name in the list of spaces.
    The star icon will change colour to indicate that you have added this space as a favourite.

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Removing favourites

To remove a page as a favourite:

  1. Go to the page.
  2. Choose Tools  > Remove Favourite.
    This will change to 'Favourite' to indicate that you have removed this page from your favourites.

To remove a space as a favourite:

  1. Go to the dashboard or choose Spaces in the header.
  2. Choose the star icon beside the space in the list of spaces.
    The star icon will change colour to indicate that you have removed this space as a favourite.

To remove a personal space as a favourite:

  1. Choose Spaces in the header.
  2. Choose Personal Spaces.
  3. Choose the star icon beside the space in the list of personal spaces.
    The star icon will change colour to indicate that you have removed this space as a favourite.

Viewing favourites

You can see your favourite pages via your user profile and on the dashboard.

To view your favourites via your profile:

  1. Log in to Confluence, if you have not already done so.
  2. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Favourites.

Screenshot: Viewing your favourites in your profile

Viewing your favourites via the dashboard

On the dashboard, you can see:

  • your favourite spaces on the Spaces tab.
  • your most recently added favourite pages on the Pages tab.

Recently updated content in your favourite spaces will be listed on the Favourite Spaces tab on the dashboard.

Screenshot: Viewing your favourites on the dashboard


 

17 Comments

  1. I am been evaluating Confluence for my employer and have really been delving into the product.  As great as I think it is, it has one major failing:  notifications of content a user is interested in.  A lot of people have written in that they want a host of changes made to support notifications better.  I would urge Atlassian to come up with a true, holistic strategy concerning notifications, incorporating many of these comments.

    One example of the way that Confluence does not really handle notifications from a broad perspective is Favourites.  What are favourites?  It's stuff I'm really interested in.  Well, if I'm really interested in something, then wouldn't I want to know when it gets updated?  Oh, that's what the Watch list is for?  And if I am watching something, isn't it likely that it would be a favourite?  Then what's the difference? In reality, there is little difference.   Favourites and the Watch list should be merged together. 

    Right now I won't be notified, except perhaps using an RSS feed based on my favourites (is that possible?), about changes to my favourites.  What I need to do under the current regime is make a space or page both my favourite and add it to my watch list.  I can see that I might have a space that is a favourite that I don't want to be notified about.  But, in reality, I am just creating a bookmark so that I can easily get to the spaces I am interested in. For example, I might want to quickly get to the HR space, even if I don't care to be notified about updates to that, b/c there is useful content there that I use often.

    I would merge these two together so that any page or space I am watching automatically is added to my favourites.  On the flip side, if I make something a favourite, I should be asked if I want to watch it too.

    It would be great if Atlassian could let us know where major changes to notifications fall on their roadmap and when we might expect to see many of the changes that have been requested by me and loads of other users.

    1. +1 for a new approach here. I have a hard time understanding why I would care about difference between Watch and Favorites.

    2. Anonymous

      I know it's years late to the party, but I stumbled on this, and can't help but reply (in case others stumble upon it as well).  I am baffled by the claim that Confluence has "one major failing" ... and it's this distinction between Watching a page and marking it as a Favourite.

      There is an enormous conceptual difference.

      You mark a page as a Favourite in order to create a handy link to a page you visit often.  That's it.  It's a bookmark.

      You Watch a page to get email notifications of changes to the page.  Each such email includes a link to the page if I need quick access to it.

      Do I typically mark a page as a Favourite without Watching it?  Absolutely.  I don't want my email cluttered up with change notifications to every page I've bookmarked.  I just want to visit the page frequently.

      Do I typically want to Watch a page without marking it as a Favourite?  Absolutely.  Often these are pages that I've authored, but do not visit regularly.  I can scan the emails for notifications of significant changes ... but I don't want to visit the pages.

      So I find very little overlap between the pages I Watch, and those I've marked as a Favourite. 

      Sure Confluence can ask every time you do one, whether you want to do the other.  But Atlassian has (thankfully) erred on the side of not bothering you with dialog boxes with every action.

       

       

  2. Anonymous

    What would be really nice if it was possible to tag favorites (or group/categorize them somehow). My favorites list is long and finding something particular gets harder and harder as the list get's longer.

    1. Hi,

      I am afraid that this is not currently possible. Feel free to raise an improvement request at http://jira.atlassian.com and describe in detail how you require this improvement to work. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this improvement and add your own comments to this request. For further details on how we include new features and improvements, you might want to read this page

      Cheers
      JSashi

  3. is it possible to make a global space a favorite for ALL users?

  4. Anonymous

    I would very much like easy access to my favorites through a dropdown list so that I can access it no matter where I am. 1-click access to each of my favorites.

  5. Anonymous

    Adding a space to favorites from the Space Directory page is a very cryptic way of doing it!

    There must be a quick action to add a space to favorites from Space's home page and/or Space Tools menu in sidebar.

  6. Anonymous

    Hi, I do not know since when this "problem" occurs but today I have seen that the page name of one of my favorite pages is displayed in green letters, but only in the list of favorites in my profile section.

    On the dashboard in "favorite pages" it is still normal black and on the page itself too.

    I can really not understand where this green color comes from? Any idea?

    1. Anonymous

      for info: the problem does not longer occur!

      1. Anonymous

        oh, now again. I think it has something to do with the change of a page. After I changed one favorite page, it is displayed in green letters in my favorite list.

        1. Anonymous

          and a few hours later (but still the same day) normal letters again. although I changed the page several times before.

          what's that?

  7. Is there any way to mark a space (not a page) as a favorite from the Home page of the space (not the Space Directory)?

    1. Anonymous

      yes, it is very easy: just click on the "star" icon beside the space name (on the right side) (smile)

      if the star is grey colored, the space is yet your favorite

      1. That works in the Space Directory. But what about from the Home page of the space?

        1. Anonymous

          You first have to go into the space tools. There you can "add space as favorite".

          If it is so important for you to have this feature directly on the Home page of the space, maybe you can insert a link to the function.

          1. Anonymous

            Indeed I could. But it seems odd the link isn't there already.