Modifying gadget limit on a dashboard

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The amount of gadget on a dashboard has been limit to 20 by default.


  • JIRA 4.3.x and below:
    1. Proceed to $jira-install-path/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/
    2. Locate this line: 

    3. Change the number to your prefer size
    4. Restart JIRA

  • JIRA 4.4.x and above:

    Please note that JIRA property no longer set in since JIRA 4.4. Instead, you have to copy the key, paste it under with the value. Please refer to this documentation for further information.

    1. Edit or create a file named if it doesn't exist at the root of Jira Home directory.
    2. Insert the following (e.g. set the limit to 10):

      jira.dashboard.max.gadgets = 10

    3. Save the file
    4. Restart JIRA to reflect the changes.

Once it has been applied, when you are about to exceed the limit this warning window will appear:

Last modified on Mar 21, 2024

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