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  1. In document library search

    I am missing the "In document library search" which was availlable in the classic experience of the document library.

    57 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Managed navigation for new library expreience

    Let us continue to use managed metadata term set navigation instead of global navigaton in the new library view.

    34 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Direct link to document

    Give the ability to retrieve a direct link to a file like was shown in the callout. If you want to use a html/txt file as source in a Content Editor webpart, you have to manually type the url because the generated links using Get a Link won't work.

    42 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. No Search Bars

    This new view does not have the search bars. We have spent a lot of time teaching our staff to use the search bars. (There used to be two: one to search for files within current folder and one to search the entire site.) Please give them back!!!

    51 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Missing ribbon menu, missing functions

    Where's the menu (ribbon) in the new look? Without menu there're many IMPORTANT functions missing.

    Please find a way to put back full functions. Otherwise the SharePoint is NOT USABLE in a real business environment.

    67 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Download Multiples

    'Copy To' feature should allow user to select and save multiples to desktop or any computer location. Why can I only download one at a time, but I can upload multiples? It should allow drag/drop of multiples either direction, especially since Open with Explorer option is no longer available.

    43 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. document metadata

    make the metadata panel for a given document readily accessible

    80 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Url link

    It would be nice to be able to get a shortcut to the file url, as previously. (regression)

    26 votes
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  9. Document settings in new document library experience

    Link to document library settings is missing

    25 votes
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  10. Customize SharePoint Email Alert Templates

    Allow the site collection admins to customize the template for the standard SharePoint alerts. The current email alerts are confusing, provide too much information to the user and are out-of-date style-wise.

    Allow the admins to add common fields, i.e. "Title", "Created By", and include an image and hyperlinks. Also allow adding a CSS style sheet.

    552 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Hide Collaborators

    Our users would like to share the same Folder/Document with customers, but do not want the customers to know each other. Box.com has a feature, “Hide Collaborators” to support this use case. We would like to request a similar feature in SharePoint Online.

    37 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Provide an option to disable the "Share" button.

    The Share button breaks inheritance on an item, and without warning to the user. With the default Permission Level of "Edit" in Team Sites, you can quickly have 100's or 1000's of items with unique permissions. Going forward, any permissions granted at the library or site level can create a situation where new users will see all of the content in a library, except for those with unique permissions.

    I would like to be able to disable (hide) the Share buttons at various tiers such as library, site, site collection or web application/tenant.

    1,073 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Group by Content Type

    Allow grouping by Content Type within lists and libraries, just like we could in SharePoint 2007!

    241 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add tree view functionality

    Add the tree view navigation to the new document library view. When I go to the new document library UI, the tree view navigation goes away.

    23 votes
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  15. Picture Rating

    Please add picture rating column or bar or something so I can rate pictures while slide them

    34 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Easy way to unlock documents

    Would it be possible or feasible to place an item in the menu or a button on the main ribbon to unlock a document? I have a document that is locked for offline viewing and I cannot make any changes to this document.

    What make this frustrating is that I am being told by Office 365 that I am editing this document offline. I have restarted my one drive, my computer and all of my open documents on my laptop. I don't understand why this continues to happen but, it would be nice to have a simple fix.

    Bottom line,…

    86 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Drag and Drop UI consistency

    The Drag and Drop UI seems clumsy for files into libraries. It seems you have to position the dropped item right on the dividing bar between the library header and the document list for drag and drop to work (at least in IE 11, in chrome dropping anywhere on the library seems to work). NOTE that the prompt at the top of the page says drag to any location but it doesn't really mean what is says, since the drop only works for the library itself. Not for example to other libraries listed on the nav bar.

    29 votes
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  18. Dont remove "Open with Explorer" in SPO and OneDrive for Mapped network drive

    Open with Explorer should stay in OneDrive and SharePoint both

    25 votes
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  19. Add Favorite function

    It seems like the new interface doesn't let you Favorite a document. Delve is the only way I can favorite it at this point. Is this by design?

    132 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Syncing Folders instead of libraries

    It would be great if the 'sync' option can be similar to OneDrive where we could sync one folder at a time. Syncing a whole library with the limitations is a problem. We encounter too many sync issues and it takes a long time.

    38 votes
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