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  1. Allow Javascript customization and CSS branding/theming in the new Document Library Experience

    Please allow javascript customization and css branding/theming in the new document library experience. A custom cross-site navigation is one example that is used by many customers. Also many customers want their intranet branded in a different color but office ui fabric blue.
    JSLink is also used very often. And don't Forget about all the third-party forms solution provider like Nintex and others.
    The new experience provides many advantages, but without customizations it is just not usable for larger intranets anymore.

    932 votes
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      54 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A simple move/copy function between SharePoint Online Document libraries/folders/files

      SharePoint Online Document Libraries are missing possibly the two most basic and fundamental functions in the online portal:

      - A move/cut function, which is missing altogether, both for folders and files
      - A copy function, which although technically exists, is really over complicated for a function which has existed in a much simpler form in every document repository technology since the mid-1980s...

      Currently, in order to move a file or folder from within the online portal between different libraries or even different folders within the same library...well the function just doesn't exist. So users need to either sync the site…

      781 votes
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        90 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Copy/Move within library, between libraries and across sites 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.

      • Remove the limit (5,000 items) on SharePoint Document Library Syncing

        The sync limit does not match OneDrive for Business, and adds complexity to the end user experience, administration and architecture of SharePoint. Please remove this sync limit.

        504 votes
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          28 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’ve recently rolled out support for syncing your Team sites (including O365 Groups) and shared OneDrive for Business folders with our OneDrive sync client. You can read more here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/ This includes no longer being limited to 5,000 files in a team site, on your PC or Mac. Thanks!

        • Managed Navigation for new Document Library Experience

          Currently the new document library experience does not support Managed Navigation. It would be great to have this as currently using the structured navigation seems buggy in the new experience. Specifically, it ignores the "hidden" attribute of structured navigation which can make for some large menus. We love the new experience and are hoping to train users up and roll it out however we need to get navigation right before we can do this.

          237 votes
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            50 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for the feedback requesting support for classic publishing on modern pages in team sites. We have rolled out an update that will now correctly render your structured or managed navigation links on modern pages in classic team sites.

            Please see the help article (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customize-the-navigation-on-your-team-site-3cd61ae7-a9ed-4e1e-bf6d-4655f0bf25ca?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) for more details – or visit the MS Tech Community (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint/UPDATE-Support-for-Structured-Managed-Navigation-enabled-on/m-p/57384) to share any comments/questions.

          • Enable the edit properties dialog when uploading documents with drag&drop

            Upload via Drag&Drop is very easy but it is hard to set the metadata this way.
            you need 3 clicks - no user does this much work to set metadata

            164 votes
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              34 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • External Folder Sharing with without sign-in

              Number 1 limitation is the fact that we cannot share folders without requiring users to sign-in. Adoption of this product will be limited without this feature.

              159 votes
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                40 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable folder Download option

                I contacted support and currently only way to download folder is using IE and open the folder inside Explorer.

                Support for other browsers would be great. Alternative is to compress content of folder to ZIP and download that file, like it's available in Microsoft Account version of OneDrive.

                152 votes
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                  22 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    10 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Navigation

                    We have top bar navigation to our sites. We need to keep this (not having Togo through "Sites")

                    92 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Just a brief update – this is a multi-phase fix. We have amended support in modern site header/pages for structured navigation, but if you are using managed navigation (via enabling publishing feature) support for this is still in the works. We are actively working on supporting this data provider and plan to have a fix soon.

                      We’re going to resolve this idea – to track the remaining publishing work see/subscribe to: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/admin/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/14749329-managed-navigation-for-new-document-library-experi

                    • move documents between folders

                      Make it easier to move documents between folders. It is now possible to use drag & drop to move to sub folders but there are no easy way to move documents up in the structure.

                      87 votes
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                        18 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                            • 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 →
                                      • 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.

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