Disable comment auto collapse in JIRA

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JIRA automatically collapses comments by default, and this feature can be disabled as described below.


  • Add the following line into your jira-config.properties file:


    (info) The jira-config.properties file is not created by default in a new JIRA installation. For further details on adding this file and its location, please refer to Advanced JIRA Configuration


  • Navigate to Administration >> System >> General Configuration >> Advanced Settings and modify the jira.comment.collapsing.minimum.hidden to 0

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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