Adding and customizing gadgets

Configuring dashboards

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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 Dashboard link in the header.
  2. On the dashboard, Click Add Gadget.
  3. 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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Collapse and expand a gadget

To collapse a gadget into just the gadget header, hover over the gadget header > click more () > Minimize.

To expand a collapsed gadget, hover over the gadget header > click more () > Expand.

Maximize a gadget

To maximize the gadget to take up the entire dashboard, hover over the gadget header > click more () > Minimize.

To restore the gadget to its original size, hover over the expanded gadget > click more () > Restore.


This maximized view often provides more functionality than is available in the standard view of the gadget. However, 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 Click and drag the gadget's header.

Customize the gadget's settings

Hover over the gadget header > click more () > Edit.
Delete a gadget Hover over the gadget header > click more () > Delete.
Change the color of the gadget's frame Hover over the gadget header > click more () > select the color from the palette.

Custom gadgets

You need administrator privileges to add a gadget to the list of available gadgets. If you have permission to add gadgets to 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.

Last modified on Aug 13, 2017

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