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  1. 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.

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    • Hidden Search Box on upper right of the site page

      Please make Search Box which on upper right of the site page can be hidden, otherwise user can use search function without authorization.

      9 votes
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      • Can't view all search results in modern document library

        I love the search in the modern document libraries, however there are some issues displaying results when the search is too broad.

        If a user types a keyword search in the top left-hand corner, then clicks "see more results", they will often get the message "no items match your search" despite just seeing some results in short list below the search box.
        The error should either be "there are too many results", or the results should be split into pages.

        9 votes
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        • Ability for case insensitive result set ordering in SharePoint Online

          At this moment a result set of a search query is ordered case sensitive. It would be great if this became case insensitive or perhaps with the possibility to choose between the two options

          9 votes
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          • Search from Cortana

            I want to search files in SharePoint by Cortana.
            Like Cortana can search files in My PC and from Bing.

            9 votes
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            • Create a Search Score explain tool

              Providing a tool that helps break down the search result score that an individual search result has received would help remove the mystery around SharePoint search. This could then be used to understand why results aren't returning in an expected order and tune metadata, settings, etc appropriately.

              8 votes
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              • Searches should find exact matches to file name

                Recently I've done an exact search by title to the file name (with and without the extension) and it's not found. It finds other documents and information from the parent site. Often they are not a good match and may only contain a small part of the search term. For instance, if I look for "alphabet soup" or "alphabet soup.doc" which exists on the sub-site where I'm searching, it finds "soup to nuts" and "learning the alphabet" on the parent site and other sub-sites, but not the document that has an exact match in the title.

                8 votes
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                • Verb Stemming When Searching Sharepoint Sites

                  When searching a Sharepoint site, you currently must use the exact verb form used in the page you are looking for or the page will not appear in your search results. For example, if you search "Turning off x" by the article is titled "Turn off x", you will not see the article "Turn off x" in your search results.

                  Stemming the verb in the search would allow less precise searches to still return the expected results; a user seeking help would not think to search for the exact verb form used in a help article they have not found…

                  8 votes
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                  • Support authentication for OpenSearch integration at SharePoint Online

                    We would like to extend SharePoint Online search result by implementing OpenSearch protocol. One thing is that it doesn't support authentication right now: https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/201521/authentication-is-disabled-in-opensearch-result-source-on-sharepoint-online/213775. Since the data we are exposing are from customer on premises environment, authentication protection is required. Thanks.

                    7 votes
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                    • "query rule"

                      Please add the SharePoint On-Premises feature to SharePoint Online to create Query Rules with the Query Condition: "Query matches this regular expression". This would enable us to target query rules based on our organisations reference format.

                      7 votes
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                      • Remove pagination in search results

                        why limit search results and break them down into pages? You cannot quickly access pages with a higher number, nor do you know how many search results there are - giving you no indication whatsoever of the amount of pages I might have to trawl through.

                        Pagination in people search results is especially frustrating.

                        7 votes
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                        • Customizing new search boxes

                          I have some comments on search boxes on the left side of the screen viewed after clicking "SharePoint" from app launcher.
                          I can find with ease on which sites searched items are shown, but I can't customize the "items on some specified sites” and so on just like I used to do for classic search boxes.
                          I am able to customize classic search boxes, but I have a difficulty in looking for the items and I can't find the sites for items.
                          I request that I am able to make a search of items I look for by narrowing them…

                          7 votes
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                          • Make the Search scopes appear in the Search Box of the new Experience design

                            In the new Experience UI, the search box with the scopes selector, in the top right-hand corner, disappeared.

                            The new search box on the left hand side should provide, at least, the same UX.

                            Users get lost...

                            7 votes
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                            • Add a search driven column type

                              It would be great to have a column type for lists or libraries that stores a search-query.
                              In column settings you would create a query with a reference to the list-item (something like "author:{Item.Author} AND ContentType:Tasks").
                              This way you could dynamically link content to a list item.

                              7 votes
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                              • I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve

                                *English follows Japanese

                                Delve にて組織内のユーザーを検索することを制御したい
                                Delve 画面の左上の [検索] ボックスにユーザーの名前もしくはメール アドレスを入力しますと、ユーザーが検索されるようになりますが、検索できないように設定できる機能を追加してほしい。
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                                I want to control the searchable of users in the organization on Delve
                                If I enter the user's name or email address in the search box at the top left of the Delve page, the users will be searched.
                                Please add a feature that can set users not to be searchable.

                                6 votes
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                                • External users access to use People Search in O365

                                  We have B2B external users in SharePoint Online that would need to use our people search-based corporate directory. This has been working before but recently external users have been seeing only "nothing found" view.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Increase hit highlighted summary length / make configurable

                                    Currently, the HitHighlightedSummary value is shows hits from the first 10,000 characters of a document. When the hits are not included in the summary, it pulls a summary from a seemingly random part of the document.

                                    This limit seems arbitrarily low. Many of our documents hit the limit after the first 5 pages, which often include a lot of boilerplate. It's caused a lot of confusion for our users and during usability testing, many expressed a lack of confidence in the search results ("why am I getting this result, is it broken?").

                                    This limit should be increased, and preferably configurable…

                                    6 votes
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                                    • custom file extension

                                      Allow adding/removing a file type to the search index in SharePoint online

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Pls add paging to the highlighted content webpart (hcwp)

                                        We are about to build a search-driven Intranet with Communication Sites. Today we found out that there is a limit to the items shown in a hcwp, but we need it to be able to show all results found. A user must be able to "scroll" oder "page" through all content found by a managed property filter used in the hcwp. A hard cap limit to the results shown will break a search driven intranet, when content found can´t be viewed by the user because of a "view limit".

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Populate "Recent Views in last x Months" -properties in SharePoint Search

                                          I recently noticed, that SharePoint Search has very handy managed properties, that list view counts over last few days, weeks and months. Quite a few of these work - but "Recent Views in last x Months" (1, 2 or 3 months) does not. They simply return null (not even 0).

                                          I confirmed this with Microsoft Support (#30126-6369865), and they confirmed it's broken. It's reported to engineering, but according to support it will not be fixed unless people on UserVoice seem to deem this fix as necessary.

                                          This sounds like a weird method for bugfixing.. But in any case, I'd really…

                                          6 votes
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