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  1. Automatically Lock & Unlock when editing from Web App using Box Edit

    CURRENT UX: User must remember to manually lock and unlock each file once done editing, which is a subpar experience for the user.

    DESIRED UX: When using 'open with' via the webapp (Box Edit), the file is auto-locked (via a prompt), and when the user closes out of the file, it is automatically unlocked.

    163 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Box Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We understand the request, but unfortunately this is not on the near-term roadmap. We are currently prioritizing automatically locking/unlocking files on Box Drive for Office files on Windows. We will revisit this feature in the future.

  2. 25 votes

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    not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Box Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Box Tools - Excel as default application for CSV and XLS

    We would like Box Edit to have Excel as the default application for all excel files, including CSV.

    Right now we run into an issue with CSV files where it is necessary to perform an operation to copy and then paste to Excel from Notepad. (Since opening CSV files might cause garble due to a character code (UTF-8), we are opening Notepad first and then open Excel files)
    Another workaround would be editing the registry which is risky and inconvenient - which is why we would like Edit to automatically open CSV with Excel as the default

    24 votes

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  4. If a user locks the file, it should be only unlockable by that user and an administrator, not other Editors

    Other users unlocking defeats the purpose of locking in the first place.

    24 votes

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    8 comments  ·  Box Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Folder Tree View in WebApp (Windows Explorer/Finder, eBuilder)

    I noticed that Box does not have a high-level folder tree view, except in the 'All Files' page (you click on the arrow next to "All Files"). Many Box folders in my company's folder structure take a very long time to load - however the folder tree view on the 'All Files' page loads quicker, but still not as fast as another application like eBuilder. Having a permanent option on the web application would be very efficient when tracking down files, and load times won't be as cumbersome. Currently, having to click through multiple folders in order to access the…

    11 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Box Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. It would be nice if the "Updated" column showed a time, not just a date, stamp

    We update our files so frequently that the date stamp is not sufficient; we need a time stamp. Thank you!

    9 votes

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  7. Allow file to be opened from web UI on double click.

    I like that I can see the preview and other information on the file when I click on the name. However, I would prefer for the file to be opened when I double click on it, instead of having to click and then having to go and click on another menu to open in Microsoft Word. It would be great to have the ability to single-click to view the details, as it is now, and double-click to automatically open a file in Microsoft Word.

    8 votes

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  8. Enhance Box Edit to be compatible with Proxy authentication

    Currently Box Edit traffic is not compatible with Proxies where they require Authentication (eg: Basic auth)

    8 votes

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  9. Support the SheetView when using Excel Online by Box Edit

    When filtering an excel file on Box by Excel Online, the filter does reflect to the other users. We would like an option to have the independent filter between users. For Microsoft environment, the Sheet View is now generally available so we want the same functionality on Box as well.

    7 votes

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  10. Option to open links directly in desktop applications (rather than Box Preview)

    Currently when I receive a link to a file on Box via email, clicking the link takes me to Box Preview. A couple of steps are needed before I can open the file using the relevant desktop application (e.g. Word, rather than Word Online or Box Preview), which is invariably what I want to do. It is problematic to need to access files via a web browser if I am not connected to the internet or if my connection is poor. Please could you introduce a way to quickly open lists directly in desktop applications?

    7 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Box Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Ability to lock down folders to prevent accidental moving of files or deletion

    Ability to lock down folders to prevent accidental moving of files or deletion

    6 votes

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  12. Box Tools install to be shown as "Box Edit" instead of "Box Tools"

    While I understand the Box Tools installer also contains the Box Local Com Server application, it is there to support Box Edit so labeling the entire installation more explicitly as Box Edit, instead of Box Tools, will be more clear.

    6 votes

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  13. ”Box Edit” ”logs”

    About the addition of the automatic log deletion function of Box Edit

    I understood that the current maximum value for log storage is as follows
    (現在のログ保存の最大値は以下のようになっていると理解しています。)

    ・Box Edit log: 5 files with a maximum of 5MB per day
    ・Local Com Server Log: 5 files of up to 5MB per day
    ・Upgrade Service Log: 10 files with a maximum of 10MB per day

    Although there is an upper limit per day, the Box Edit logs will continue to accumulate forever.
    We are concerned that if we use the system for a long period of time, the storage capacity will keep increasing…

    5 votes

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  14. All FQDNs should be published in a Json file

    The FQDN you are publishing is incomplete and Box Edit fails to upload the file when I configure FW based on this content.
    https://support.box.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043696434

    It would be nice to publish the FQDN in a Json file, just like Microsoft is doing.

    5 votes

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  15. Select new save location if Box Edit save fails

    When Box Edit fails to save the file, it saves the data to Desktop.
    We would like to change this to other folder.
    Please consider to add the function which allow the customer to change the folder where the file will be saved when Edit fails.

    5 votes

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  16. Add ability for end-user to clear Box Edit cache in UI

    We pass this page along to users from time to time to resolve Box Edit cache issues. Please add a UI element that they can use to do this.

    https://community.box.com/t5/Box-Tools-Troubleshooting/Clear-Your-Box-Edit-Cache/ta-p/55295

    5 votes

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  17. Output the hostname of the upload destination to the Box Edit log

    Box Edit selects the upload destination host from the preflight response, and the upload destination is vary.
    If the customer has a strict set of FW rules, only certain files may fail to upload, in which case you will need to get a network capture to verify the destination host.
    Obtaining network captures is a difficult operation for endusers to perform, and it is taking a long time to resolve the issue.
    Please consider outputting the selected hostname to the log.

    4 votes

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  18. I would like to see the "running application" pop-up automatically removed after the application is opened.

    When you open a native Office application in Box Edit, Box displays the message "Running application".

    The above message remains even after the file is opened, but it's hard to tell if the file is open or not, so can you change the function so that it disappears automatically after the application is launched in Office?

    【日本語】------------------------------------------------------------
    Box EditでOffice系のネイティブアプリを開いた際に"アプリケーションを起動しています"というメッセージがBoxには表示されます。

    上記メッセージはファイルが開いた後も残り続けますが、ファイルが開けているかどうかが分かり辛いため、Officeでアプリが起動された後、自動で消えるように機能を変更して頂けますでしょうか?

    4 votes

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  19. Ability to PAUSE during an audio recording in BOX CAPTURE

    During an audio recording, be able to PAUSE, then continue with same recording - so all audio is contained in same audio file (for transcription) Example; audio interviews; record intro with identifying information, including confidential ID, pause recording, then invite interviewee into interview, then re-start recording. When we send these files for transcription the confidential identifying information is included at the beginning of each file - but the interviewee is not aware of the confidential ID.

    4 votes

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  20. Ability to set default application for Box Edit opening .md file

    Sometimes Box Edit opening files in the program not set as default on MacOS

    If a user installs Xcode on Mac OS, the user cannot open .md files with default application which set on Mac OS. The user would like to open .md file with Atom.app but it opened with Xcode.
    User can do nothing to change the application. it is the OS that it's selecting XCode when it's installed.

    4 votes

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