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The JIRA Dashboards is the first screen you see when you log in to JIRA. It can be configured to display many different types of information, depending on your areas of interest.
If you are anywhere else in JIRA, you can access your JIRA Dashboards view by clicking Dashboards at the top of your screen.
The information boxes on the dashboard are called Gadgets:
You can easily customize your dashboard by choosing a different layout, adding more gadgets, dragging the gadgets into different positions, and changing the look of individual gadgets.
You can also create more pages for your dashboard, share your pages with other people and choose your favorites pages, as described in Managing Multiple Dashboard Pages. Each page can be configured independently, as per the instructions below.
* This gadget will only be available if it has been installed by your JIRA administrator.
The Firebug add-on for Firefox can significantly degrade the performance of web pages. If JIRA is running too slowly (the JIRA dashboard, in particular) then we recommend that you disable Firebug. Read this FAQ for instructions.
The dashboard that you see when you first start using JIRA is a "default" dashboard that has been configured by your JIRA administrator. You cannot edit the default dashboard; but you can easily create your own dashboard, which you can then customize as you wish.
To create your own dashboard:
You can now customize your dashboard as follows:
Choosing a Dashboard Layout
To choose a different layout for your dashboard page (e.g. three columns instead of two):
Adding a Gadget
Moving a Gadget
To move a gadget to a different position on your dashboard:
Removing a Gadget
To remove a gadget from your dashboard:
Displaying a Dashboard as a Wallboard
The big list of Atlassian gadgets