Category Archives: Atlassian

How to get the new Confluence dashboard back?

By | June 24, 2016

Do you have Confluence v5.9 or above installed and clicked on the “Give me the old dashboard” link only to wonder how to get it back? It’s a straight forward process but not an obvious one. Paste /users/darkfeatures.action to your base url. eg http://localhost:8090/users/darkfeatures.action At the bottom, click on the remove link after simple.dashboard.disabled There is… Read More »

Adding images to your comments in JIRA

By | May 4, 2016

Even though I’ve been training JIRA for years, I still learn new things all the time. The latest thing I came across was embedding images into the comments area from within a JIRA issue. The wiki markup to use is !my_image.png! Don’t try it with a word doc.

JIRA Order by Clause for Statuses

By | February 11, 2016

There are 2 ways of ordering your search results in the issue navigator within JIRA. You can click on the column header to sort the issues or you can use the “Order By” clause via JQL (JIRA Query Language). A JQL example would be “project = demo ORDER BY Assignee ASC” However, if you want… Read More »

Setting up JIRA on Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan

By | January 3, 2016

Getting JIRA 7.0.5 on to my mac wasn’t as straight forward as I’d expected but I finally got there in the end. The first thing to note from the Atlassian website is: which was taken from These steps are what we will be following as well. If you are interested in what I had to… Read More »

It’s the putting right that counts.

By | August 26, 2015

Even the big guys get it wrong but it’s the putting right that counts. Thanks Atlassian So a colleague of mine asked me “Where is the attach screenshot option in JIRA?” I had no idea and thought I had incorrectly configured the permission scheme but I’ve never come across this issue before and it WAS… Read More »