Disable Notify watchers by default

When you edit a page in Confluence, the default behavior is to notify all watchers of the page by sending then an email.

In most cases, this is a useless spam generating feature. Since it’s hardcoded, unticking the Notify
watchers field may be sickening when editing quite a lot of Confluence pages.

There is a hack to disable it. Go to Confluence admin panel, open Custom HTML, click edit and enter the following jQuery to the head section.

    <!-- Disable "notifyWatchers" checkbox by default (on edit pages only) -->
     $('input#notifyWatchers').attr('checked', false);

From now on, Notify watchers will be off by default as it should be in the first place.

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