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  1. Audio Search Result Preview

    Audio (mp3) files currently do not preview OR link to the audio file itself (they link to the file details page) unlike video (mp4) files in search results. This causes a poor user experience when searching for audio.

    36 votes
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  2. SharePoint Search Results - Allow "Move" and "Copy" from search results

    When searching for a document/folder, if you find it, you cannot Move/Copy it. You have to manually navigate to the exact document library path location to use the “Move/Copy” features.
    Please help improve this.

    29 votes
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  3. Change or add new automatically created search managed properties to have the same type as site columns

    Automatically created managed properties in SharePoint Online (and on-prem) are created from their corresponding site columns always as text (details at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/automatically-created-managed-properties-in-sharepoint). Basically, these managed properties are being created as textual representations of the values of their corresponding site columns. The problem with these approach is that we can only make free search queries with these managed properties even if the corresponding site column is of type Date or Decimal for example. With this approach, more intelligent queries according to the site column data type as range queries cannot be performed. Here are some examples of queries cannot be…

    87 votes
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  4. Application Extensions don't show on Modern search

    If you deploy a SPFx application extension to a site for a header/footer, this shows on most pages, but not on the search page.

    Would be nice if custom headers/footers showed on the site search page as well.

    60 votes
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  5. Improve the accuracy of search in Chinese or allow administrator to adjust / customize word-breaking in Chinese search scenario in SOP

    In SharePoint O365, the search engine 's Performance is not always satisfactory,especially in Chinese. Sometimes, the search result does not match the search criteria. This issue was analyzed by MS SPO Support team and the root cause should be the incompleted word-breaking.

    User expected a better search engine in Chinese Search so that the expected result could be find out directly.

    As an alternative, user also expected that the customising feature for word-breaking dictionary could be offerred in SPO.

    26 votes
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  6. SharePoint Hybrid (OCR) Search

    This idea is to enable SharePoint search to perform optical character recognition of images (incl. scanned PDF documents) when they are crawled by the SharePoint hybrid crawler. This will make it possible to search for text inside images (and scanned PDF documents) and find these documents more easily. Today, it is not possible to search for text inside such images or documents.

    32 votes
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  7. Pages created using custom Page Layout don't get indexed

    Pages created using a page layout (layouts created via the Design Manager, no additional custom code, only what was provisioned by the tool), don't get indexed and therefore aren't searchable.
    Pages that can't be searched become pretty useless as users aren't able to find them and they can't be displayed in any search-based web parts.
    This issue has been known for over two years now - please fix it asap.

    34 votes
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  8. Sort Blog Search Results by Modified Date

    In WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007), when we searched a blog, it gave us the option to sort results by Relevance (the default) or by Modified Date. Now in SharePoint Online, when you search a blog, it gives you no sort options, but seems to list the search results in random order. This is a step backwards in my opinion. We need to be able to sort by Modified Date again.

    6 votes
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  9. Modern Search Analytics

    Please provide a way to gather analytics for the Modern Search. We are using Communication templates for our Intranet and need know what users are searching for.

    An equivalent to what is available from the SharePoint Admin Center > Search > View Usage Reports.

    3 votes
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  10. Modern Search - Provide option to change scope from local to global

    Current modern search in communication/modern team site defaults to local scope and search results are from the current site. Users has to click on the SharePoint link from breadcrumb in order to expand the search scope across sites.

    Most of our customers prefer to search on the broader scope rather than searching on the current site, esply. for the Communication sites.

    49 votes
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  11. Improve the behavior that reloading the search result when opening a file after searching SharePoint Online library

    I request not to reload the search result page when searching and sorting Office files, such as Word documents in the SharePoint Online library. Because if I click a file to open on Internet Explorer 11 in document mode 10 by using Windows 7 PCs, search page would be reloaded and results are disappeared.

    For Windows 10 PCs, the page wouldn’t be reloaded if I selected Name (linked to document with edit menu) as Column name in Settings, Edit View. I would request the same behavior for using Windows 7 PC.

    3 votes
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  12. We need to be able to add custom refiners to the default modern hub site search experience.

    We have several business needs which rely on easily searching and consuming information across our sites. While we appreciate the work so far that's gone into modern hub and site structures, we would like to be able to customize the default hub site search part. Particularly, we want to be able to add additional Refiners. We already have the required refiners in our site's defined search schema, why not allow us to add additional refiners to the search experience?

    23 votes
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  13. Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

    Option to open document either by web browser or local application when searching.

    14 votes
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  14. Give option for search on _layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx to function as normal search

    Using the search at the top left of the site contents page has a filtering impact on the contents and subsites listings. This functionality is a complete divergence from the search experience in other parts of SharePoint. There should be a way to send all search boxes to the same search results page, instead of this rather confusing setup.

    4 votes
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  15. API/Powershell for SharePoint Search analytics/reports

    For manual download the OOTB SharePoint reports from SP admin page- SharePoint Online admin portal> Search> Search Reports.
    Multiple reports available OOTB, but no API/Powershell available for Search Analytics, by which we can export custom Search reports or we can schedule the download of OOTB reports Monthly.

    Provide API/Powershell for managing/automating SharePoint Search reports.

    5 votes
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  16. Export Search Results to CSV/Excel

    To the Microsoft Team: Thanks for keeping up the good work while listening thru the "user voice"!

    If you have to believe this, there have been at least 10 of my customers who have requested an "EXPORT to CSV" feature on the People Results page. I have seen a lot of other products having the export functionality, and would love to see this added in the SharePoint Online platform.

    2 votes
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  17. Add CSOM support for setting Search visibility settings

    The setting "Always index all Web Parts on this site", is not yet exposed trough CSOM.

    This setting can be found in site settings > Search and Offline Availability > Indexing ASPX Page Content

    This is usefull when using sites with broken permissions, which are then not indexed as needed.

    Please add this functionality to CSOM.
    It is this property: web.ASPXPageIndexMode = WebASPXPageIndexMode.Always;

    3 votes
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  18. Library Search Results - Quick Edit Option

    When viewing search results from a Document Library Search, the Quick Edit option is not an available feature. It would be great if this option was available.

    1 vote
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