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    288 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In modern pages, we open links within SharePoint in the same tab by default, and external links in a new tab. In the text web part, users can specify to open links in a new tab, but that isn’t the default behavior. Similarly, for navigation links, they follow the same rule (within SharePoint, same tab, external to SharePoint in a new tab). This is true of the modern web parts that support linking as well (hero, quick links, images, etc.) This is the pattern we’ve adopted for consistency.

    After reviewing other areas of modern sites, like the site pages library, document libraries, lists, site contents, etc. we did find some different opening behaviors which we’ll review and resolve.

    Can you help us understand if this pattern isn’t meeting your expectation, if we have some inconsistencies within modern pages we’ve missed, or if it’s the other areas of modern sites where…

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    11 comments  ·  SharePoint Administration » Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Tim commented  · 

    I think the community would accept Windows Explorer having a *read-only* view of the metadata entered into SharePoint.

    What's confusing is that at the moment you can add columns into the Windows Explorer view that are from / also in SharePoint, however those columns show up differently *or* blanked out (e.g. "Content Type" or "Start Date") even if those columns are populated in SharePoint. Having those values show up in Windows Explorer (and later adding support for custom columns) would go a long way in user adoption to SharePoint from competing Document Management systems.

    Key stakeholders for deciding one Document Management System over another are almost always non-technical and are accustomed to the "file share" experience. Dragging *multiple* files from windows explorer to Outlook is a natural action to them - not downloading file individually or some sort of a "files to zip" custom button in the SharePoint ribbon.

    Seems like such a quick fix for Microsoft to implement that it feels a little silly that Microsoft would decline putting this in.

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