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  1. SharePoint Search Results does not display OneNote Page

    We’ve stored a lot of our team OneNote Notebooks on Modern Communication SharePoint site. The issue what we’re experiencing with SharePoint Search UX is that while searching for the content present within any OneNote from SharePoint, only the section name of OneNote gets displayed within the SharePoint Search results, instead of the actual OneNote page where the content resides. Thus, to get to the actual content, user needs to perform multiple searches:
    1. Search for content via SharePoint search page
    2. As the relevant information on content could be present across multiple Notebooks, lots of section names appear in search…

    27 votes
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  2. Search management

    We think there is a pronounced need to have a way to monitor (also manage) the load on the search crawler or the index. We would like to have:

    - a monitorable queue of objects being processed by the search crawl. An admin could manage the search crawl queue thus making sure priority sites, based on business need, are indexed first, regardless of data volume contained in them.

    OR

    - a way to monitor the health of the search index. Like index statistics in SQL, we need a way to track (potentially also optimize) the load on and status of…

    22 votes
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  3. Please add the ability to search online for the middle or end part of a filename

    For a document with the filename "0267F243469.pdf"

    Allow searching to find the document with:
    filename:*F243469.pdf
    filename:*F243469
    filename:*F2434*

    Many other online solutions support the ability to search the middle or end part of a filename (not just the beginning or an isolated word) ie: Box, Dropbox, ownCloud, Datto Drive etc. Windows Explorer works fine, just not the online web search.

    37 votes
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  4. 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.

    63 votes
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  5. Search autosuggest and results page should display the documents' Title by default

    The search autosuggest should display the documents' Title, if available. Currently, the (file) Name is displayed, which is not intuitive or legible. Displaying the document Title first is the normal pattern of all search engines.

    11 votes
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  6. Using the "global" search box should perform a People Search regardless of current context

    The search within SharePoint should perform people searches from the organization level at all times. Users should not have to go to the search results page and traverse up to the Organization level. The autosuggest on the site search used to display people results when we first vetted SharePoint as an Intranet solution--now it doesn't.

    11 votes
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  7. 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.

    30 votes
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  8. Provide an ability to default the search to "Hub" level on all associated site.

    Currently in SPOnline, the search on the hub site works for both hub and its associated site. But inside an associated site, it is restricted only for that site. We need an ability to scope the search in all the associated site to its "hub" level. We found a way to elevate the search scope on all the site to tenant level. But for a client with global presence, not all intranet content to be shared globally. Some content are region specific. So they are looking for these options,
    1. Elevate the associated site default search to its "Hub" level …

    12 votes
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  9. I want to exclude a specific user from the search target in "user search" of SharePoint Online

    I would like to create a new account for new hires to join, but I would like to prohibit searching for pre-joining users in order to manage confidential information.

    10 votes
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  10. OneDrive Search should ONLY include OneDrive results by default

    PLEASE limit OneDrive Search results to only show OneDrive content when searching from OneDrive. There can be an option to expand search results further, but we want the default results to be the person's OneDrive that they are searching from.

    6 votes
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  11. 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…

    90 votes
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  12. Display the name of the site you are searching within

    When searching within a site sometimes people get confused by the verbiage "Search this site" and make the improper assumption that it is searching against everything. A simple and subtle change that could reduce confusion is if you include the name of the site in the search box. For example, "Search within the <Site Name> site".

    4 votes
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  13. Filtering Flaw

    A filtering flaw was recently discovered within SharePoint when using the ‘filter button’ on the right hand side while working within a specific view. If this filter is engaged and the ‘see all’ link is selected, the view ID disappears from the link. If this link is then sent to or shared with another user, they won’t be directed to the correct view.

    Can you release an update to SharePoint Online to resolve this flaw?

    13 votes
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  14. "Name" Column visible in Library settings

    Currently there is no way to have the "Name" column visible in library settings. It would be nice if we can do changes and add the "Name" column in sharepoint library settings to have easy access.

    9 votes
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  15. 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.

    62 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Consider .jpg files as images in search (like .png and .jpeg)

    When searching for files and the result is an image, it doesn't open the .jpg files when clicking on them.
    It does open .png and .jpeg files as images, but not .jpg (this is the default extension for jpeg images).
    It makes our work more difficult, sice we already have many images with the .jpg extension and we just found out that the search is useless.

    10 votes
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  18. SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format.

    SharePoint Multi-line Append only comments column incorrect date format. Site settings :- Regional setting already set to English (Australia). Date column displays in d/mm/yyyy while appending comments displays date in m/d/yyyy format.

    5 votes
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  19. Search accross Sites label in textbox should be Search accross <SiteName>

    Sitename should be shown , because it confuses the user

    3 votes
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  20. 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.

    37 votes
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