One-Click shared link generation as Enterprise setting
The recent change to Box sharing means that you now have up to 3 clicks to get a shared link on your clipboard - click Share, then toggle the link on, then copy to clipboard. This annoys our users, who liked the old way, where clicking Share would automatically generate the link.
I think this change was motivated by feedback like this, where enterprises that choose to default to People With the Link permission sometimes end up with a lot of accidental open links:
(We, on the other hand, default to just "people in this file" permission.)
On the same /master/settings/content screen (Enterprise Settings > Content and Sharing) where you can currently choose how shared links default, also let the enterprise choose that clicking "Share" automatically generates the link without further user interaction.
Further: once you have this set, clicking this should automatically copy the link to the clipboard as well. I notice that if the link already exists, you now have the copy button flash green to "Copied", which is pretty neat.
Our users generate shared links all the time in order to be able to direct their co-workers to a specific file, like in an email or in chat. This is a lot of clicks per day in a collaborative environment.
Yes, please. Single click or dropdown menu to get a shared link.
Yes! I did not like this change either. Multiple clicks become very annoying when you copy links numerous times in one day. Thanks!