Web part support for Open Documents in Client Applications by Default
Please add support for the "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default" site collection feature for web parts. Users click on documents in the 'Highlighted Content" and 'Recent files' web parts and they open in the online versions. This is frustrating and counter-productive as users must navigate to the specific document library where their files are. Then the "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default" site feature works properly.
Mike Fleet commented
We also need this functionality ASAP. I can't believe it's not available at present especially with the limitations in the browser version.
we have users that ask for this, for quick links , being able to link to files that open directly in applicaiton
We use features in Word that aren't available in the app, so we need to open it in the client.
A Smith commented
I agree - please let us open docs using the app - some of our documents simply don't render properly in the browser
Jan Tvrdý commented
You can even tell by the end of the document link "?web=1" which you can modify to "?web=0" and paste as URL, then it opens in client app, that there is obviously room for it to work very simply.
Why doesn't something so obvious work for supposedly quickly accessible documents is beyond me.
My users all prefer to use the client apps, and every library is set to default to the client apps. Yet on the homepage recent documents, the enormous usefulness is diminished by having to now open it online, then say open in app, then go back online and close the online window. There goes the whole point of a quick link in "Recent Documents".