User-Level Option to Default to 'In This Folder' Search
Currently, 'in this folder' searching is an opt-in for each search that a user performs. Some users, however, would like webapp search to mirror the experience we already provide on mobile, aka always defaulting to doing an 'in this folder' search.
REQUEST: Add a user-level setting (within a user's Account Settings) that allows them to opt-in to always defaulting to 'in this folder' searching (meaning the 'in this folder' checkbox in the quicksearch filter will always be checked unless the user manually unchecks it for a specific search).
Due to other higher priorities, we are not considering this item at this time.
Being able to default the search to 'in this folder' would be a really useful add as it will save those of us who use folder structures two clicks!
I 100% agree with the last two comments left here. All of our users are use to the search box on other platforms default behavior, which is to begin searching at the folder level they are in and down, not up?
SharePoint Online, Google Drive, Outlook, Windows File Explorer, the Box Phone App, all have this standard behavior, why not the Box web interface?
Maybe the easy button would be to make the behavior selectable in the admin console so each EID could choose for themselves.....
We spend a fair amount of effort establishing a folder structure that not only supports permissions, but also organization. It is typical that the user can identify a folder level as a constraint on where they want to search. Having to then use the search drop down to select "in this folder" option seems an unnecessary step from the users perspective. It is rare that a user wants to search everything they have access to.
It is helpful that the option box now appears when first selecting the search box. However, the user still needs to change behavior to set the option before they start typing their search term.
We would like this feature so that people can default to searching for folders, instead of defaulting to "Any Type". We are usually interacting with multiple files underneath a client's folder structure making it more useful for us to search by folder rather than folders and files. Folders and files returns too many extraneous results.