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The Watched Issues gadget shows issues which you are watching.

What does it look like?

The Watched Issues gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

Adding the 'Watched Issues' Gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click Add Gadget.
  2. The Gadget Directory will appear. Locate the Watched Issues gadget and click the Add it Now button. Then click the Finished button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
  3. The Watched Issues gadget will appear on your dashboard as follows, ready for you to configure:

    1. Number of results — type the maximum number of issues that you want the gadget to display per page.
    2. Fields to display  — select the issue fields to display as columns. Drag and drop to re-order.
    3. Refresh Interval — select how often you want the gadget to update the displayed activity (never / every 15 minutes / every 30 minutes / every hour / every two hours).
  4. Click the Save button.

To move the gadget to a different position on the dashboard, simply drag-and-drop. You can also change the look and behavior of the gadget.


  1. Anonymous

    Why don't you give user opportunity to control resolution value by him/her?

    by default you retrieve WATCHED issue PLUS RESOLUTION = NONE.

    I had to replace the Watched Issues gadget with filer gadget (making simple watchedissues() clause) - giving users the possibility to see what they want. We use different resolutions in our schema for our own goals and unfortunately many JIRA gadgets consider resolution value set as resolved or unresolved (end of activity for the ticket - which is NOT TRUE!!!)

    Could you just make resolution as an additional parameter for gadget (use it or not for querying data or for which value to use it)?



  2. Anonymous

    Hello everybody!

    Since the last Jira update, any task I see is automaticly added to my watched-task's list, so this list is quite useless (in a couple of days, there are near fifty "not really" watched tasks. Is there any configuration parameter for avoiding it?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Anonymous

      Try to go to your profile -> Summary -> Preferences -> Set Autowatch to Disabled.

      Hope it helps.

  3. Anonymous