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  1. 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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  2. Teach sharepoint search to recognise telephone numbers in images

    When searching for a number sequence (for example a telephone number) a user will not know the exact formatting of that number in the images. As a result searching for numbers with irregular formatting is next to impossible or very hard on the sharepoint farm.

    An example. An image is uploaded with telephone numbers in the format 123 456 7890. Not knowing where the spaces are used in the scanned document the user searches for 1234567890. The user could use wildcards between each number 123456789*0 but that would hurt sharepoint performance.)

    1 vote
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  3. Mermaid flowchart in Sharepoint

    Hello, I would like to know if sharepoint has support for visualizing Markdown files, within which there is a flowchar with Mermaid format?

    Thank you.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    16 votes
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  5. Sharepoint should inform on Indexing Status.

    I reindexed a sharepoint online site I created. Once I pressed the button it did not confirm it was carrying out indexing. Also, according to the microsoft support guy that called me, it does not report when it has finished indexing.

    This process should be a bit more transparent and provide feedback.

    1 vote
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  6. Search bar

    Add a search bar on the home page for searching documents posted.

    1 vote
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Provide feedback on Search Results

    Enable some mechanism that allows a consumer to provide feedback on the results they get in search (e.g. not getting expected results or feedback tied directly to a specific content item). General feedback would be routed to one place while content item level feedback would be automatically routed to the assigned author.

    6 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Need to enhance reports beyond the current OOTB Popularity Trend report

    The current report (Popularity Trend reports) is inadequate. Need basic report generation for the following data with user defined time range daily, weekly, monthly etc):
    a. Total unique user views of wiki articles per subsite
    b. Total unique user views per article
    c. 0235Search Effectiveness (How many searches before content is viewed by an user)
    d. List of articles by authoring and workflow status per subsite

    6 votes
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  12. Search doesn't find things in many places that I think it should.

    For example: The caption in an Image Gallery webpart, The caption in a Stream webpart, in page comments, in the twitter webpart. I think it is a valid use case for a user to want to find information from all of these places.

    2 votes
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  13. Search Button

    Four our cable legal intranet it would be great if we could add a search button. I've been trying to locate a specific item and have had to click through several pages.

    1 vote
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  14. search capabilities

    we need a way to find previous articles on this site. I can't seem to find a way to go back to previous communications.

    1 vote
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  16. Add search option to SharePoint Lists (instead of Filter)

    Lists have two options: search through the entire SharePoint repository or Filter a column. I absolutely need a search option within a list to better query results on one page. This is especially true when you don't know the column in which the data resides.

    1 vote
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  17. Open file location in modern search

    Sharepoint search desperately needs the equivalents of Windows' "Open file location". It's fantastic that sharepoint search shows the path of files found in Sites, but sometimes I want to see the folder the file is in, not the file itself. Surely an easy thing to implement?

    Thanks

    6 votes
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    This article, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-new-in-search-in-Office-365-b81ab573-ec9c-4aa9-a369-b3c630f878a7, gives an overview of the search user interface and points out where to click to go to the site or folder a file is in. If you click the site link, you’ll be taken to the folder that the file is in on that site.

    Let us know if this doesn’t cover what you’d like to do, or if you have ideas for making the experience even better.

  18. Crawl rules unit tests

    As your set of crawl rules grows, it gets increasingly complicated to understand exactly which URLs are included or excluded. In Central Admin we can test all rules by pasting in a single, example URL. We then see which rule is trigged and what the outcome is (include or exclude).

    I'm asking for this functionality to be expanded. I would like to define a set of unit tests that we can run against our crawl rules list. The unit test can be defined as simple as a list of URLs where the outcome is either include or exclude.

    You can…

    4 votes
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  19. Enhance the search filtering options and customisations

    The Modern UI search results page is missing filtering options available in "Classic" mode. In addition, there is no way to add custom filtering options, which is also available in "Classic".

    The default "Classic" filtering options allow users to filter upon author, modified date and result type, with the possibility to add other "default" columns to the filtering options. Only modified date is available in the Modern UI (File type is also available for files).

    "Classic" mode provides the ability to add filtering options, based upon custom columns. The Modern UI does not provide the ability to add custom columns…

    5 votes
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  20. Partial word search by default (no requirement for wildcard)

    I worked with Microsoft support to create a new search scope that included the wildcard for every entry at the top level site. We applied this template as the default and it works when searching at the top level site. However, it does not apply when searching within a Document library that resides at the same level as the parent. Ultimately, we do not want to require a wildcard for every partial search. If someone wants to find instructions in our library for GoToMeeting they should be able to find it by simply entering Goto.

    28 votes
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