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  1. Make it possible to clear the search term from the box

    At present, after finishing searching, it is not possible to clear the search term from the box (the "x" has no effect). If I want to continue using SharePoint in its file manager function, I have to click on the "SharePoint" at top left and go down the directory tree again. Clicking "x" should clear the box properly.

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  3. Allow multi-select of search results and bulk download or share

    The current search results seem very limiting in terms of user functionality. We would like the option for a user to select multiple search results (files) and download them all in one go. Also, the ability to share one or many of the search results directly from the results page to multiple email addresses (adding in a link expiry date too would be good) as well as to 'copy the link' so you can send it to someone.

    1 vote

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  4. Search results page misses most important results

    When searching, the most important results do not appear on the results page. They only appear in the drop-down (pop-down?) that appears while typing, but disappears when the user presses the Enter key to submit his query.

    Since pressing Enter to submit something is extremely natural, several colleagues have already complained that SharePoint search functionality misses the most important results. Several colleagues already complained that Search doesn't even find exact matches (and send me screen shots of their results page). This severely hinders adoption.

    My request: please do not remove the most relevant search results from the results page, but…

    1 vote

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  5. Scalable pictures of Team members during sharing screeen

    User should be able to scale pictures of Teams members during a meeting WHEN one member is showing her or his screen to Teams members. Pictures of members are too small. Even better if possible to display members in one frame or monitor and shown screen in different frame or monitor.
    It is hard to lipread small picture when deaf...

    1 vote

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  6. delete subsite from structural navigation

    remove added subsites all together from structural navigation view

    1 vote

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  8. Allow anonymous users to show search results in SharePoint 2019 (on-premises) Modern Search

    I have a SharePoint server 2019 (on-premises) Communication site (Modern UI). I have set anonymous access. Anonymous users can view all pages. when I search it does not redirect to the search page. On the other hand, I just have to check the results in a classic search. And the results show up for anonymous users. Please allow anonymous users to show search results.

    2 votes

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  9. Let anonymous users view the Search results in SP2019 on-prem modern (communication) site. Currently just shows blank.

    Anonymous users of SP2019 on-premises modern communication site cannot see the search results, instead they just see the blank page (without even search and filter controls). But if they search via osssearchresults on the same site, they see the results perfectly fine.

    7 votes

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  10. search in lookup columns independent from capital and small letters

    since the last sharepoint rollout it is mandatory to type in lookup columns the correct capital or small letters. Before it did not matter - that was much more comfortable and shall be possible as soon as possible again

    1 vote

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  11. Sort pages by like count

    I want to be able to sort pages by the like count so I can see the most liked pages.
    Our use case is a News Center where I want to show the most liked news.

    1 vote

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  12. Allow external users to use the search option

    When we share folders from our sharepoint to external users, the search bar is not visible, which makes it very difficult for the user to search for specific files we have shared. Some of our folders we share can have 100s of files which is very frustrating for them. This goes both ways, when we receive files shared by an external source we cannot search the folders.

    4 votes

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  13. Add a way to detect files/Office files which are password protected by DLP across SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams においても DLP によるパスワード付きファイル、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知できる機能の提供を希望します。
    Add a way to detect files/Office files which are password protected by DLP across SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、DLP では Exchange でのみ、パスワード付き zip、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知する機能が提供されているが、SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams では機能提供が無い。
    SharePoint Online、OneDrive for Business、Teams においても DLP によるパスワード付きファイル、パスワード付き Office ファイルを検知できる機能の提供を希望します。

    Currently there is a function to detect password protected zip files and Office files only in Exchange in DLP, but there is no way to do this in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business or Teams.
    Please add a way to detect files/Office files which are…

    19 votes

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  14. Make Modern Search box position configurable in the Change the Look options

    It would be useful to be able to control the position of the modern searchbox on enterprise templated site pages through the "Gears"> Change the Look option. Positioning options for search could be as simple as "Top/Centre" (the Comms site default), "Top/Left", "Top/Right", "Left/Top", "Header/Right", "Toolbar/Right".

    All of the "Top/" options would place the search box in the current vertical position as for a Comms site but regardless of the site template used, and justify the box left/centre/right as required, respecting any other default banner elements to the left or right.

    The "Left/Top" option would force the search box to…

    1 vote

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  15. Lists View By Location (Using A Map)

    Currently there is two view formats 'Lists' and 'Calendar', I suggest adding a third. 'View By Location' which shows markers on a map (like Bing Maps) taken from a location field in the list. This would be great for scheduling staff in a location. It would require a date dropdown as a filter for showing their locations. (E.G. I want to see where everyone is on the 13/01/21, in a map view using markers)

    6 votes

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  16. Blood Pressure Program Reviews - Christian Goodman High

    The exactness of the High Blood Pressure Program is making it a fantastic item. Users do not spend their time browsing chapters on their knowledge or do not have to know. The three workouts require just 9 minutes a day; instead, they offer what people need to reduce normal blood pressure.

    1 vote

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  17. search breaks ribbon menu

    If I use the search at the top of the page the menu ribbon changes for the list as it leaves the page the list is on to display the search results.

    This makes the search useless for users as they can't access some of the features they require like Flow.

    How can I make the search stay on the same view and keep the ribbon menu working?

    I think List Search needs to be revived on all Modern lists & libraries as it is in Classic!

    2 votes

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  18. Parse markdown files

    Add markdown file parsing to SharePoint search. Right now it is not one of the default crawled file types:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/technical-reference/default-crawled-file-name-extensions-and-parsed-file-types

    8 votes

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  19. Can list view pages have content editor so that we can explain what the content is

    This is to get around the issue where reach bars don’t show up for views

    1 vote

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  20. Online modern experience to show specific results from a list

    We have a product list. In SP2016 the user could enter a product code into the small search bar and those products would be displayed as a search result on the page. Now, we can’t see the search bar for the list on a modern page. The web part didn’t show the list results. Can we have this search bar added back please as it’s much easier for user experience to find items

    2 votes

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