The Selectacular and Trim Comments add-ons were added as dependencies of ThemeBuilder to solve specific developer issues at the time. These issues are no longer relevant and so we removed these add-ons as dependencies in ThemeBuilder from version 5.6.0.
Selectacular in Confluence 6+
The decision to remove Selectacular is particularly related to issues with Confluence 6 onward:
We have found that Selectacular can interfere with the editing process when collaborative editing is enabled, causing a communications error message when saving pages.
It has also been reported that Selectacular can affect the Confluence Word import functionality.
If you see any of these problems in Confluence 6+ please go to your Manage Spaces page in Confluence Administration and disable Adaptavist Selectacular. You can also uninstall the add-on if you prefer.
If you’d like to retain the functionality of Trim Comments, you can find it in our ScriptRunner for Confluence add-on, which brings you the power to extend Confluence events, script macros, or customize menus and dialogs.
Read more about Bulk Delete Comments (previously Trim Comments) as a built in script in ScriptRunner for Confluence.
If you have any other questions on the deprecation of Selectacular and Trim Comments please contact our support team.