Configuring the Default Issue Navigator

JIRA lets you change the columns of the table of search results for any search results displayed using the List view (as opposed to the Detail View). Click Columns at top right of the issue table to open the column configuration dialog, shown below.

Column Configuration Dialog

This displays the list of the columns used in the current table of results. Choose the columns you want with checkboxes and click Done to finish. Notice that the Filter option is greyed out, this is because the the issue table results are not coming from a filter. See Changing the column configuration for your own filters for an example of using this dialog to set the displayed columns for your own filters.

Sorting and rearranging columns

  • To sort issues, just click on a column header.
  • To rearrange the column layout, press and hold the mouse button to enter "column drag mode."

My Defaults, Filter, and System

If the currently selected button is My Defaults, this indicates that the columns you are seeing are from your user account preferences. Filter is an available option whenever the issue search results come from a saved filter. If you are a JIRA Admin, you will also see the System tab, where you can change the columns for all users who have not set their own defaults.

JIRA administrators can configure the columns that appear in the Issue Navigator for all users that do not have personal column filters defined. When administrators are configuring default columns, their permissions are ignored, so that they can add a project-specific custom field from a project that they do not have permissions to browse. The field would never be actually shown to users that do not have permissions to see it.

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