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Adding a gadget to a dashboard

You can add gadgets to your own personal dashboard(s). To add a gadget to the default dashboard for your Jira application, you must be a Jira admin.

Some applications allow dashboards that are shared by groups of people. If you have permission to update a shared dashboard, the other people sharing the dashboard will see your changes, too.

  1. Go to the dashboard by selecting the Dashboards link in the header.
  2. If you don't already have a dashboard, select Manage Dashboards from the dropdown, then Create new dashboard.
  3. Once your dashboard is created, on the dashboard, select Add Gadget.
  4. Use the gadget wizard to choose the gadgets you want to add. You can see a list of these gadgets in Gadgets for Jira applications.

For more information about managing dashboards, see Configuring dashboards.

Customizing how gadgets look

There are a few ways you can customize the view of gadgets in a dashboard:

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Expand or collapse gadgets

Use the button in the gadget header.

Expand a gadget to take up the entire dashboard

Use the button in the gadget header.


This view often provides more functionality than is available in the standard view of the gadget. Only some gadgets provide the maximized or canvas view. The canvas view setting is stored in a cookie, and is not saved to the dashboard server.

Rearrange gadgets

Use the button in the gadget header.

Customize the gadget frames

Delete a gadget

Use the button in the gadget header.

Custom gadgets

You need administrator privileges to add a gadget to the list of available gadgets. If you have permission to add and remove gadgets from the directory itself, you will see the 'Add Gadget to Directory' and 'Remove' buttons on the 'Add Gadget' screen. This functionality is only available for the Server version of applications; if you would like to add an Atlassian gadget to a directory in your Cloud site, please contact Atlassian Support.