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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of web part

    Unable to search by contents entered in Description property of the web part added to a page.

    If you want to search by contents, you need to use a query such as “description: xxxxx”, so we would like to search without queries.

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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 …

    2 votes
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  8. 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…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. "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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  12. Make Modern Search API Available

    We are finding many difficulties where custom code needs to roll up search results in a similar way to the OOTB modern search experience.

    Unfortunately it appears impossible to return the same results/order via /_api/search/query through traditional means than that of the Modern Search Results page. Upon investigation this is due to a special request property which appears to be around personalization (DynamicContextLists, which is sent as part of the search request when on a OOTB Modern Search Page such as /_layouts/15/search.aspx)

    Without this we cannot provide a proper flow from a custom search webpart/extension, into the OOTB search results.…

    3 votes
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  13. 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.

    34 votes
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  14. Custom modern search result filters

    In modern search result page, you can only filter by "last modified time" or "file type".
    It will be nice to more automatic filters/refiners like in classic mode. It will be also helpful if you can create custom filters.

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. SharePoint Online search functionality

    I would like you to improve the search behavior that file name more than two consecutive Chinese characters are out of search scope when searching it in lists/libraries of SharePoint Online.

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

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  18. filter pane

    When performing a modern Search of a document library (upper left corner) the 'Open the filters pane' icon disappears and you can't filter the search result. Please include the filter pane in the search result of document library also.

    3 votes
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  19. 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 1*2*3*4*5*6*7*8*9*0 but that would hurt sharepoint performance.)

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  20. Search accross Sites label in textbox should be Search accross <SiteName>

    Sitename should be shown , because it confuses the user

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