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Adding the Projects Gadget

The Projects gadget provides information and various filters related to specified project(s) within JIRA.

What does it look like?

The Projects gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

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The 'menu' icon provides links to the following, for each project:

  • Summary — Shows recent activity in the project, plus a list of issues that are due soon.
  • Issues — Shows summaries of: all issues in a project, grouped by Status; and unresolved issues, grouped by Assignee, Priority, Version and Component.
  • Versions — Shows recent versions for a given project.
  • Components — Shows all components in a given project.

The 'filter' icon provides links to the following issue filters in the Issue Navigator, for each project:

  • All
  • Resolved recently
  • Outstanding
  • Added recently
  • Unscheduled
  • Updated recently
  • Assigned to me
  • Most important
  • Reported by me

Adding the 'Projects' gadget to your Dashboard

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

    • 'Projects' and 'Categories'  — select one or more projects (or 'All Projects') to display in the gadget. (Note: 'Categories' will only be shown if some have been defined in your JIRA system.)
    • 'View'  — select either 'Collapsed', 'Brief' or 'Detailed' to specify how much information fo display per project.
    • 'Number of Columns'  — select how the gadget will be formatted ( 1 column, 2 columns or 3 columns).
    • '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.

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8 Archived comments

  1. User avatar

    David Pritchard

    Seems to be a bug in the Project Gadget when added to Confluence the Menu and Filter dropdowns don't render properly 


    30 Jun 2011
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    If you get all your users (who are listed as project lead on the project listing page) logged into the system once, you might get the project list issue resolved.

    24 Jan 2012
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    The projects selection window is too small when you have lots of projects.  A dropdown would be better.

    02 Oct 2012
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    how can I change the order of project names listed there?

    27 Nov 2012
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    If you have the Profields plugin to display more information at project level, is it possible to also display this information in the gadget, not just the information listed above?



    04 Dec 2012
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      Apologies, Profields has the project summary gadget that does this. Should have read further before asking.


      04 Dec 2012
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    Nathan Jennings

    Can I add this to the system dashboard?  I did this as super user, but it does not show up on the primary home page when a person is NOT logged into JIRA.  I am not finding any useful information on the help forums.  Any assistance is appreciated.

    Thank you

    02 May 2014
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      Warren Thompson

      Hi Nathan,

      Yes, you can add the Project Gadget to the System dashboard, however the System dashboard gadgets are only available to users who are logged in and have not configured their own dashboards. It will not display to anyone who is not logged in, as there is no way of telling what permissions they have and therefore what they should be able to see.



      12 May 2014
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