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  1. Allow us to change the size of search result box

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    検索ボックスのサイズを変更できるようにして欲しい
    Allow us to change the size of search result box


    ■Description(内容):
    チームサイトのトップページなどに表示される検索ボックス自体の大きさを変更できるようにしてほしい。
    I would like to see the feature to change the size of search result box which is displayed on the team site top page or other pages.

    1 vote
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  2. Need to add a search bar for modern page Lists as well !

    Modern Sites need more and improved Search options. Can we add a search option for modern lists, pages and across sites and/or site collections.

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    7 votes
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  4. 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?

    48 votes
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  5. Viewing items in the Content Search Web part

    In the Content Search Web part, it takes few hours for updated items to be searchable.
    So, I would like to ask the search functionality improvement that items would be searched with the immediate index reconfiguration right after items are updated.

    2 votes
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  6. Allow users to open modern search results in Client App

    Classic search pages allow users to define preferences to open (MS Office) results in the client app.
    As the online version of Office is a 'light' version of the corresponding product, it is not optimised for large files and does not provide functionality for some features.
    Please consider adding the ability to open documents in the client app from the modern search results (not download).

    1 vote
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  7. Search in embedded files

    We get regularly from our users that a search in embedded files should also be possible. According our MS contact this isn't possible.

    1 vote
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  8. Set search scope from the search box

    It'd be handy for users to be able to change the scope of searches conveniently before submitting a query (e.g. a drop-down option in the search box to toggle between Search | Search this site | Search [within this Document Library])

    2 votes
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  9. Keyword Search Problem

    There is a document "SharePoint Introduction.docx" in a library, when I input "Share" or "Point", it can't be searched, but input "SharePoint" that I can find the document in search results.

    1 vote
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  10. Make a search webpart for modern experience

    Why is there no search webpart in the modern experience?

    119 votes
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  11. 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.

    5 votes
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  12. Dynamic update of sharepoint task list and timeline

    Me and probably a lot more people are looking for an update for sharepint task list and the timeline that you can use. I really think that this is something to continue improving since a lot of organizations are struggeling with their planning and the structure around it. Sharepoint task list and the timeline is a step for a better future and would improve a lot of organizations and teams with their planning.

    I would like Microsoft to enable sharepoint task list and timeline to be able to support filtering of tasks (goals and activities) which also updates the timeline…

    1 vote
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  13. Modern Search for Events should point to modern event page

    When searching in the modern search for events posted using the modern event experience, the event is returned in search but the link points to the classic event list item, and not the modern experience. This makes it useless as the link and other fields that are part of the modern experience are not shown. There seems to be no way to get the modern event experience as part of the modern search.

    For example the URL I would want to return would be https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/site/_layouts/15/Event.aspx?ListGuid=a550d0ea-2ff2-4fdc-acd0-e59e2ad78ceb&ItemId=144 but what I am getting back is the classic dispform link https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/site/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=144

    This is very…

    1 vote
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  14. How about a search option that works? Google Drive's search is impeccable.

    A search bar in Sharepoint that actually works would be nice. I am looking at a document in my library, I go to search the exact title and nothing populates?

    Unbelievable. Coupled with the inability to drag and drop documents is outrageous.

    1 vote
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  15. Index Geolocation columns for retrieval in SharePoint search.

    SharePoint search does not index Geolocation columns for retrieval.

    Please add Geolocation type columns to the search index so we can easily return in a search query.

    While lat/long wouldn't be useful for keyword search, indexing the column would enable a new generation of location based search visualizations.

    Given Geolocation is already influencing search results (distance sorting), why can't users mine this data from crawled properties in the search index?

    The current workaround of using dedicated lat/long columns for indexing undermines the usefulness of the Geolocation column type. Use cases seeking to aggregate locations are forced to store data redundantly…

    2 votes
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  16. Unhide the scroll bar

    When I search for an item in a modern list, this message "Expand search to all items on this site" hides the scroll bar and I'm unable to scroll to the right on Windows machines. This is very annoying for the users. Please hide it.

    1 vote
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  17. Fix search so doesnt take days to index content

    Fix search so doesnt take days to index content

    the current system is beyond terrible. I cant believe how bad it is, and that Microsoft actually rolled this out like this.

    Im waiting days for content to be indexed so I can use it with refiners. Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    7 votes
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  19. Display Sites in Search by Both Its Current and Former Name and/or Suggest Sites

    Team and department names change from time to time and it's hard to find sites that have recently changed their name. If you could present the current name prominently and it's former name as an auxiliary title for 60-90 days to help people find them it would be very useful. It might be best to give the Site Collection Admin the option of whether or not the former name should should be shared when they make the change.

    1 vote
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  20. 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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