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  1. Show breadcrumb down to folder level in a library

    The breadcrumb becomes fairly useless after you have arrived at Document Library level. Folders are still a very important way for users to organize documents. Once you start going into folders, there is no telling from the navigation controls where you are.
    This could easily be fixed with an improved breadcrumb which shows the path down to the folder level.

    Ideally this should even be an option that you can control from navigation settings, which currently allow zero control over the breadcrumb control.
    This is something you should be able to manipulate through configuration without the need for custom code.

    78 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open in Explorer

      Please continue to add the "Open with Explorer" option in the new documents library view

      71 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable SharePoint auditing for opening and viewing documents

        Please make this feature available for SharePoint Online.

        "For SharePoint Online, the Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties event is not available."

        https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-a9920c97-38c0-44f2-8bcb-4cf1e2ae22d2?CTT=1&CorrelationId=da58a595-60b0-4710-a856-e43640f776f1&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

        69 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          For tenant admins and compliance officers, SharePoint audit of document activity is available in the compliance center, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/search-the-audit-log-in-security-and-compliance.

          For site users, we have anonymized usage data available now. The modern site usage page (siteanalytics.aspx) shows both files with most total views and most unique users who viewed. We have also added a hover card experience in doc libraries, which will show total number of views for that document.

          We are not planning any updates at this time to the classic site collection auditing features.

          If there are additional specific features you’d like to see, please open a new userVoice request.

        • "Modern" Libraries Should Respect Navigation Settings

          When in the "modern" pages, we see an entirely different set of navigation options in the top nav than when we are in "classic" SharePoint. These pages should all respect the same navigation settings.

          57 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adding geolocation field to SharePoint Lists

            One of the hidden gems in Sharepoint is the new geolocation field. A geolocation field enables you to annotate SharePoint lists with location information. In columns of type Geolocation, you can enter location information as a pair of latitude and longitude coordinates.

            For whatever reason, there's no way to add a new geolocation field via the UI. Instead you have to go through some hoops with PowerShell (see: http://zimmergren.net/technical/sp-2013-getting-started-with-the-new-geolocation-field-in-sharepoint-2013) and/or script (see: http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.com.tr/2013/05/adding-geolocation-field-to-sharepoint.html).

            As I understand it, there's an MSI package (SQLSysClrTypes.msi)that must be installed manually on the WFEs in an on premises installation to enable geolocation, but…

            57 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We have added a new column type, Location, to SharePoint Online. It’s a complete modernization of the scenario, and while it partially uses the geolocation column type under the covers, it’s a much improved user experience. see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Reinventing-SharePoint-business-process-at-Microsoft-Ignite-2018/ba-p/260444.

            • Remove the limit of 5000 items as result in a view

              You can have millions of items in a list, but as soon as the view you are using returns more than 5000 ítems then you get an error, the only solution is to create filters and indexes to this view, and it has to be done before reaching the 5000 ítems limit, otherwise there won't be a way to create the indexes / filters.
              I know about this workaround because I created a support case in Microsoft Premium, here you have the reference: [REG:116022413747778] Sharepoint History list has been lost or can't be seen

              51 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Apologies for late update here. We’re going to close out this suggestion, directing folks to recent updates we shared at Ignite 2017 around smarter indexing and UX improvements to better manage querying and displaying content from large lists (for more details check out this Ignite session: https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53861). For specific scenarios or feedback on this approach please post new suggestions (noting that SQL will never scan more than 5k rows, so specific feedback/suggestions where the current approach still blocks scenarios would be welcome). Thanks!

              • JSLink on displaying lists with new experience

                Now we're trying the display list using new experience which released recently.
                One important missing function is there is no way to do customization UI by using JavaScript. As you know the classic (current) experiense have JSLink. Hope to provide it on the new experience, too.

                51 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow users to complete required metadata when uploading documents.

                  Allow users to complete required metadata when uploading documents using the modern library view. Currently, users are not prompted to complete required fields or select a content type. As a result, the file is left in a checked-out state unless the user knows to edit the properties as a second step after uploading. This breaks sites that have structured metadata and/or specific content type usage requirements. SharePoint has always prompted for these required fields in the past, why remove that functionality?

                  50 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Drag and Drop Folders to SharePoint

                    SharePoint supports dragging files from your desktop into a SharePoint document library, but as soon as you want to drag in a folder containing multiple files/sub-folders this is not supported. You have to recreate the folders manually in document library and then drag in files separately, this consumes a lot of time.

                    48 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make an easier way to navigate up when you are in a sub-folder within a document library.

                      The 'Navigate Up' button on the library ribbon tab is too hidden for users and it also requires an extra click every time you need to go up. The breadcrumb also requires an extra click because you have to click the 'Browse' tab in the ribbon to see it every time.

                      47 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Copy document to same library

                        When using the "Copy" function in a library, it seems the intention is to create a copy of the document in another library.

                        But when users want to just create a copy of a document in the same location with a different file name, SharePoint throws an error.

                        Why can the copy function not simply allow a new copy in the same library with a different filename?

                        39 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix top navigation for external users

                          When sharing a Communication Site with external users (activated with Set-SPOSite -Identity https://... -SharingCapability ExternalUserSharingOnly), they dont see the top navigation unless they reduce their browser window size below 1024px. Below 1024px window size the burger menu for mobile viewing shows up.
                          This is obviously a bug that requires immediate fixing.
                          Please fix this asap.

                          Further info:https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/Communication-Sites-Navigation-for-external-users-not-showing/td-p/95641
                          Thank you.

                          37 votes
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                            boom! it's done  ·  1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow list web parts on modern pages

                            Modern pages allow the addition of news, links, activity, etc., but there is no option to display list view web parts. We use lists constantly and rely on list view web parts. Specifically, I would like to continue using the very cool "Promoted Links" list in new sites and use the standard web part for that list. The tiles have been very popular for key navigation elements for a site, and I don't want to lose that when moving to modern pages/sites.

                            31 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • List and Library Column Widths

                              In document libraries and in the List View it would be great if the column widths and text size could be adjustable. This would make larger lists a bit more readable to the user rather that letting Sharepoint decide the column width.

                              30 votes
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                                32 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow users to save a file from a SharePoint document library to their OneDrive

                                give an easy way for users to copy a file from a SharePoint site document library into their own OneDrive For Business. It was announced at the "FutureOfSharePoint" webinar that users will be able to copy a file from their OneDrive to a SharePoint site and I think it would also be beneficial to allow users to copy files the other way. I
                                m hoping this is already planned but just not mentioned.

                                23 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Copy/Move within library, between libraries and across sites including to/from ODB is now possible.
                                  https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/move-or-copy-files-in-sharepoint-00e2f483-4df3-46be-a861-1f5f0c1a87bc?ui=en-US&rs=en-IE&ad=IE

                                  For questions, please reach out via the SharePoint Techcommunity: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/ct-p/SharePoint

                                  For any additional features, please search for or open new UserVoice suggestions.

                                • Top navigation on the new document library look

                                  It is crucial for many of our customers that they do not get their top-menu in SharePoint removed when accessing document libraries (the new OneDrive for Business look). Please make it possible to activate this so the users are not "lost" in their own intranet.

                                  23 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Quick Views support in Document Library UI

                                    Ok, so quick edit views seem to be not supported in the new UI...you can create a new quick edi view, but you can only use in the old UI. It could be nice, and necessary, to add support to quick views in the new UI

                                    23 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow document to open in new tab on right click

                                      I should be able to right click on a document in a library and open it in a new browser tab.

                                      23 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the "(+) new document" button in doclib match available ContentTypes in the New button from Ribbon.

                                        Please make the "(+) new document" button from the web part and document libraries match available CTs as the ones available under the "New" button from the Ribbon. Please also include "Document sets" in the available CTs :)

                                        18 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Connected Web Parts in Modern Pages

                                          Whilst the modern pages are improving all the time, with new web parts and layouts, I would like to see web part connections being made available in modern pages. This is extremely useful, especially when creating dashboard pages.

                                          17 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Web Parts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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