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  1. Customizing Column Width

    Modern lists seem to have an unmodifiable min width (even with JSON). Also, manually adjusted column widths reset upon refresh.

    It seems many are asking for customizable and SET column widths (similar to setting widths for web parts would be satisfactory or even allow JSON to alter).

    The excessive white space and scrolling right is problematic and inefficient.

    136 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Organize sharepoint sites

    I'd like to be able to organize the home page of sites i'm following to put the sites I use the most at the top, and group similar sites --for instance, I have several sites that are related to Human resources work, but I only use them occasionally and would like them to put them in a folder or notebook. Instead, they are all listed separately and I have to scroll through them to get to the ones I use more frequently. If there is already a way to do this, it is NOT apparent on the way my sharepoint…

    135 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Timeline - Gantt View in Modern Experience

    Timeline in Modern Experience Gantt View

    The tasks app should allow a timeline to be created and displayed in the modern experience of sharepoint online.

    Tasks needs to be created and searchable in the modern experience. Just like it use to work in the classic experience.

    131 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Two-Way-Sync between SharePoint and Excel

    It should be feasible to sync updates from Excel to SharePoint Online list. We can import the Excel sheet to a SharePoint Online list or export a SharePoint list to Excel file. However, the sync between them is one-way.

    Changes made in the SharePoint list can be written to Excel, but any changes that we make in Excel won't written to SharePoint list automatically.

    131 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. missing search box in modern lists

    On the classic sharepoint there is a search box that is very helpful. Please add that to the new look.

    127 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Support Themable CSS Without Having To Customize The Master Page

    For light-touch customisations, we simply want to use SharePoint Themes and also add our own Themable CSS to sites.

    Unfortunately the only way to add a Themable CSS to a site is add a CssRegistration control to the Master Page referencing the Themable CSS file. We want to avoid having to customise the master page simply to add a Themable CSS link.

    It is contrary to current Microsoft guidance to modify the master page unnecessarily, and in doing so, in the best case we lock ourselves out of any future enhancements as SharePoint evolves that are dependent upon an upgraded…

    126 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Publishing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Enable/Disable comments on the whole site

    You added a comment area in the new experience pages, then added a on/off button. But i can not disable comments in one time, on all pages ! i need to do it, one per one. please, add a global option, in the site level, to enable or disable this feature on the current site.

    125 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow modification of email digest template

    Please allow us to modify the email digest template to include the corporate logo. Preferably removing Microsoft and SharePoint from the top of the digest and moving them to the bottom next to get the app.

    124 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Modern Page Ratings

    Will the functionality to like/rate pages be added to the modern pages? This is obviously available on classic pages and would be a great addition to the modern pages especially within the Communication sites.

    123 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Fix/Allow calendar overlays across site collections in SharePoint Online

    After migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint Online, it appears that Calendar overlays across site collections is no longer available. Please make it available again.

    (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3052455/unable-to-find-specified-web-in-the-given-url-error-when-you-try-to-us)

    122 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Comment Alerts

    SharePoint site news articles are great with the embedded comments section. I would ask and recommend that there be some sort of notifier/alert to the original comment poster when someone else responds to it. This would help keep conversations going forward. It's rather hard to find your original comments when there are many comment posts.

    122 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Configuring Search Results view in Modern pages

    Search Results Page of Modern Pages doesn't allow an option to customize the results view, change default scopes or switch to classic search results format. The search is locked to current site and result view format which mayn't be always what users need.

    While the Modern page UI is work in progress, at least, there should be an option to override the search results to default to OSSSearchResults or to an Classic Enterprise center if needed.

    122 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Page Level Breadcrumb

    Please enable a breadcrumb for navigating pages on SharePoint. Even if its just for Modern Pages... or Communication Sites.

    Scenario:
    We have our intranet on our main site collection (consisting of 6 sub-sites exc. the root site) and one of the biggest problems I come across from end users is that they dont know where they are.  They clicked a link from the homepage or from a news article, its taken them to the page they wanted to go to... but they have no idea where that is.
     
    The problem this causes is the user cannot find a way…

    121 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Change default setting for access requests from "Edit" to "Read"

    Since there is no existing way to control the default settings for user access requests, and since the default is currently set to 'Edit,' this creates a situation in which a user who may have never accessed Sharepoint before and simply wants to read a news article must instead be granted editing rights--creating a scenario in which many inexperienced users who are only looking to read or download content have to be given the power to create serious, unintentional damage to a page by being granted editing rights. A much more prudent approach would be to set the default permission…

    120 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Sites Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. hide/disable the Recent Activity in the details pane

    Implement a configurable switch to hide/disable the Recent Activity in the details pane. Should be configurable at the user, library or tenant level.

    Users find it annoying when the details pane keeps refreshing as other users update a list item or document; it makes the details pane constantly refresh and appears to "flicker" causing a poor user experience.

    120 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Lists  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Allow mailmerge using SharePoint (and/orOneDrive) based lists and document

    Allow Office 365 Word/Excel mailmerge functionality when the files are stored on SharePoint (Online or on-premises).
    As per: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficesharepoint-msowinother-msoversion_other/word-mail-merge-with-excel-document-in-a/81cd913e-9a57-4bf8-99ca-a766b57b2531
    The Office client people I know seem to think this is a SharePoint Online limitation, while the SharePoint people seem to think the Office client team need to sort this.

    119 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add Article Tagging to the Modern News Feature

    It would be great to tag News posts/articles by category (e.g., training, motivational, announcement, etc.). Users could then refine by category to see all articles under that tag.

    119 votes
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    thinking about it  ·  11 comments  ·  Metadata  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Ability to use <frame>, <iframe>, <object>, <embed> on non .sharepoint.com websites to embed content from .sharepoint.com

    Currently SharePoint returns https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/X-Frame-Options header when trying to embed (with <frame>, <iframe>, <object>, <embed>) documents from external websites. The header is set to "sameorigin" that simply means only pages hosted on .sharepoint.com domain can do that.

    So let's see below example:
    1. Company XYZ has an internal domain: xyz.com. Company is using SharePoint and stores documents e.g.: pdf's there.
    2. Company XYZ has an internal technical portal: portal.xzy.com and want's to s embed documents from SharePoint.
    3. Because of X-Frame-Options returned along for any pdf/doc/xls etc document #2 is impossible as web browsers will not allow to do this kind…

    118 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Ability to hide the Hub Site navigation

    Add the ability to hide the hub site navigation via some setting or powershell.

    The hub site navigation is a list of static links with no security trimming and no way to target an audience. With the introduction of SharePoint SPFx extensions we have the ability to create a header on top of the page. The most common usecase in this scenario is to create a customized menu. However if hub sites are used and you need a customized menu you will have two menu's at the top.

    Here are a few business scenario's for a customized menu


    1. Company has…
    117 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Hub Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Editable publish date

    Provide an editable field for publish date of pages and news articles. As we migrate content from another platform it's important to maintain existing "published" dates

    117 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Communication Sites  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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