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  1. 1 vote

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  3. Box Drive Bandwidth Throttling

    Requesting the ability to set an administrative bandwidth limit for Box Drive (with user exceptions).

    13 votes

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  4. Make Box Drive Mark for Offline (MFO) file accessible when Box Drive not running

    Would like for files in Box Drive that are marked for offline (MFO) to be accessible whether or not Box Drive is currently running (e.g. before Box Drive starts up at login). Currently, offline files are only available after the Box Drive software has loaded -- this poses a problem for files that need to be available at user login time like the user profile files (Desktop/Documents/etc.). Box Sync worked fine for this purpose, but Box Drive MFO does not.

    10 votes

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  5. Allow omnigraffle files in Box drive

    Allow omnigraffle files .graffle to sync in Box drive

    6 votes

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  6. BUG in the move operation: it takes 1000x longer on desktop than on website

    on any desktop moving a file is instant
    on an iphone moving a photo to an album is instant
    therefore we expect instant effect of moving operation
    in box that is not the case : move takes considerable time
    for example I tried to move 200GB on a box drive where all items were online only, first the window appeared trying to enumerate the files, which kept climbing, as if it was doing the move one file at a time
    then, as nothing was happening i stopped the operation
    to test if move was a copy+delete like on dropbox i…

    1 vote

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  7. 16 votes

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  8. Darkmode

    Hi I cannot find darkode? _ When I login in the browser it is simply not there in settings?
    I simply cannot find that darkmode...
    (I also would like darkmode in the app, thanks)

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  9. Auto deleting files from my desktop once they are moved into box

    Hi- question on moving files. Say I create a document on my desktop and then drag and drop it into box. The original document on my desktop is not deleted. I would like this to happen automatically so I am not editing the most recent file. Is this an account preference with box or with with my computer?

    Example: I create a document file on my desktop just by opening up a Microsoft Word document. I then finish the document file and drag and drop into my box drive on my hard drive, but the file still exists on my…

    3 votes

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  10. Show icon in Drive for parent folders when sub-folders are marked for offline

    Currently, users are easily able to manage the hard drive space being used by BOX by simply checking into their sync folder and deciding then what they may prioritize as necessary to sync or un-sync at a quick glance. Even in the instances where there are multiple folders and sub-folders included, it’s a clear representation of what’s being synced at the time.

    These same users currently sync A LOT of files within a fairly deep folder structure, so not having an insight into which folders are taking up space only leaves a user to chicken peck around in the hopes…

    7 votes

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  11. 19 votes

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  12. Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu. Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons. One of reason is or

    Please fix it button for overlay icons in Box drive's setting menu.

    Sometime, Windows Explorer is missing overlay icons.
    One of reason is order of registry key.

    How to fix steps for overlay icons is in this community page.
    Administrator can re-order registory key, but end user can not use regedit.exe.

    Missing Box Drive Icons in Windows Explorer
    https://community.box.com/t5/Box-Drive-Troubleshooting/Missing-Box-Drive-Icons-in-Windows-Explorer/ta-p/53877

    Please put fix it button on Box Drive setting menu.
    End user can fix by themselves for missing overlay icons

    7 votes

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  13. Box for Office integration with Mac OSX

    We would like Box for Office desktop integration w/Mac OSX. Some use the web apps for o365. Some use Office 2016 for mac that connects into o365.

    37 votes

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  14. Screen sharing with voice integration for group meetings.

    Provide realtime screen sharing with voice integration for groups to review and collaborate with Box files.

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  15. Pictures inserted into a word doc often "can't display image" when using Box drive.

    Pictures inserted into a word doc often "can't display image" when using Box drive. It would be great to fix this without having to use office online.

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  17. Add preferences dialog to Box Drive on Mac (e.g., hide menu icon, change shortcut key)

    Most Mac apps provide a preference dialog for key settings. For Box Drive on Mac, I would expect pressing ⌘, when Box Drive's search is active to open preferences, where I could optionally hide Box Drive's menu bar icon (the icon inside Finder's sidebar is all I need to see) or change the shortcut key for searching (in case ⌃⌥⌘Space conflicted with another app) or adjust the maximum disk space used by Box Drive.

    4 votes

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  18. Toggle Recents between Modified and Viewed

    Recents can be more useful and efficient if you can view only files you have modified. As it is now, you see everything you viewed (including sometimes a ton of image files that got marked as viewed), and have to scroll through them to find files you have been working on. Modified would be great as the default, and then you could choose to see only those files you recently viewed.

    4 votes

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  19. Granular caching ability for Box Drive

    Right now, Box Drive pre-caches any content within a folder as it’s accessed. This can create an issue if there is a large file (~1 GB Executable) in the folder on Box which causes the native file explorer to hang.

    We would like granular caching ability for Box Drive to set a file size so that not everything needs to be pre-cached.

    5 votes

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    As some commenters noted, files are not cached automatically when users access a folder. Rather, the metadata on the files within a folder get cached. Files themselves will only be cached/downloaded if a user double-clicks on them.

  20. Allow Excel's Shared Workbook feature to work on Box.

    Microsoft Excel has a feature called Shared Workbook that allows multiple users to edit Excel file simultaneously and still migrate each modifications into each others' Excel files.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/about-the-shared-workbook-feature-49b833c0-873b-48d8-8bf2-c1c59a628534

    Box doesn't support this type of feature, but Google and Dropbox supports to notify users on (Office) file modification status to provide similar feature / user experience.

    Google:
    https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/avoid-microsoft-version-conflicts-with-google-drive.html

    Dropbox:
    https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/10/dropbox-badge-now-available/

    16 votes

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    While we won’t be building in support for the Shared Workbook feature as requested, we will be providing capabilities in the near-future that will provide more visibility when you open a file that is locked in order to prevent file editing conflicts.

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