Modify Confluence Interface Text
All Confluence UI text is contained in a single Java properties file. This file can be modified to change the default text, and also to translate Confluence into languages other than English.
The UI text file is
ConfluenceActionSupport.properties. From your Confluence install directory:
Refer to Editing jar files for reference.
The file contains parameters with
name=value pairs, in the format:
Parameter names are any text before the '=' character and should never be modified. Any text after the '=' character is the parameter value, which can be modified freely and can also contain variables. An example involving variables is:
For more information on replacing values, check out Translating ConfluenceActionSupport Content. Note that plugins store their text internally, so you must modify plugin text individually.
Steps For Modification
- Stop Confluence
- Under your install directory, open
Search for the text you wish to modify, replace it and save the file in
<Confluence-Install>\confluence\WEB-INF\classes\com\atlassian\confluence\core. Please create this folder structure, if it does not exist already.
- Restart Confluence
Modify Keyboard Shortcuts
Confluence provides a set of keyboard shortcuts. You could customize the shortcuts by making modifications inside the
To disable a particular shortcut, you can simply just comment out a respective line of code. One may like to disable the shortcut to one of the navigation links: View, Edit, Attachments, Info . For instance, to disable shortcut to Attachmentsone would comment out the following line:
- To modify an access key, one could simply just change the letter, bearing in mind the fact that the letter must be unique.
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