Page excerpt: Customize Dashboard
The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you login to JIRA. It can be configured to display many different types of information, depending on your areas of interest.
The information boxes on the dashboard are called Gadgets.
You can easily customise 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 favourites pages, as described in Managing Multiple Dashboard Pages . Each page can be configured independently, as per the instructions below.