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  1. Add a dark theme to the mobile apps to save battery life and reduce eye strain

    A dark theme can reduce battery life on AMOLED screens and reduce eye strain when using the phone at night in a dark envoronment

    108 votes
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      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
    • show the progress of the syncing more extensively and be able to change the sequence of files to sync next.

      Syncing doesn't show details of what is to be synced and also (therefore?) doesn's allow you to change the sequence of the files to be synced. When a large (video) is in the queue you can wait a long time.

      208 votes
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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      • Increase file size limit to at least 1 TB on consumer OneDrive

        Google drive allows for files that are 5 TBs. I would like to be able to backup my Virtual OS images and am unable with the current 10 GB file size limitation.

        74 votes
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        • Batch tagging

          Now that I'm able to add tags to photos, you should give me a simple way to add the tags to a set of photos.

          As an example, I want to tag all photos I take at work with the #work hashtag.

          53 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Photos  ·  Admin →
          • We need ONEDRIVE for Business - NOT SHAREPOINT. 1 TB of storage with NO LIMITS on the amount of files. Onedrive "personal" is better :(

            OneDrive is a very, very good app ... but "OneDrive for Business" is unfortunately a mistake.
            Synchronization problems and limitations arising from the Sharepoint ...I hope Microsoft will change the approach to the "OneDrive for Business" 

            No for restrictions -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933738/en-us Look at this -> http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/156/t/269786.aspx

            1) ONEDRIVE for Business, it SHOULD be ONEDRIVE but for business.

            It shouldn't be SharePoint, it shouldn't have restriction that ONEDRIVE doesn't have. I get what you are saying but, making excuses for it isn't helping.

            We need it to be ONEDRIVE for Business, NOT SHAREPOINT. We want ONE place that syncs properly,…

            74 votes
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            • Check In/Check Out by "OneDrive for Business" client.

              I want to checking in/out the file in OneDrive for Business client.
              OneDrive for Business client mean Windows Explorer OneDrive for Business folder.

              25 votes
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              • Bring back placeholder capabilities in Windows 10

                File pointers and selective downloads / syncing was single best feature in desktop version of OneDrive. In new build it's gone. Current solution is terrible for tablets and SSD devices with smaller disk space.

                If you find the previous solution confusing (as you described it in a blog post about new build), make the file pointers semi-transparent or grey in File Explorer.

                [NOTE: Angus updated the title from: Revert file pointers (offline / online) in desktop version in Windows 10]

                2,265 votes
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                  81 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                • Improve API to allow the timestamps (date/time) of files/folders to be updated

                  The new OneDrive API still doesn’t allow the timestamps of uploaded files/folders to be updated (lastModifiedDateTime, createdDateTime). Instead, the timestamps are always set to the time of the upload. This loss of data prevents users from properly sorting their files by modification or creation date. It also prevents applications that use the timestamps from working properly (file synchronization, backup, etc.).
                  Please change the timestamp properties so they are writeable rather than read-only.

                  16 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Developer  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove OneDrive for Business

                    I was asked to post my points separately so instead I'll just post the most important one.

                    OneDrive for Business sucks. Office Document Cache handler is the worst piece of software Microsoft currently endorses. Crashes, sync errors, etc.

                    Remove OneDrive for Business and replace it with the sync engine from OneDrive personal, which *shock* actually works. My company has ditched OneDrive for Business in favour of DropBox at great expense due to the awful, awful UX Sharepoint has. Its a shame O365 is tarnished in this way.

                    86 votes
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                      Hi Jez,

                      Thanks for your suggestion. You can learn more about our approach to OneDrive for Business syncing in our blog post at https://blog.onedrive.com/taking-the-next-step-in-sync-for-onedrive/

                      “It was clear that the right approach was to converge to a single sync engine and experience that would be able to provide all of the benefits of the consumer and business service to all customers faster. We decided to start with the consumer sync engine foundation from Windows 7 and Windows 8 and add the right capabilities from the other two engines. This way, we could add features once and have them benefit all customers, while also ensuring that we didn’t run into any more reliability challenges due to placeholders in Windows 8.1. We understand that having one sync engine provide a superset for all three will take time, but this is the best option to meet our core goals.”

                    • prevent shared files from being downloaded

                      I think it would be great if there was some setting to turn download's of a shared file or folder ON\OFF... what I mean is suppose I want to share a File\Folder with someone, I would only want them to be able to view\edit it online and not be able to download it onto their computer.. to take this idea further, it could also be helpful if you could prevent copying content from shared files... the download permission could probably be visible once a user decides to share a particular file with someone

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                      • Feature: Sync metadata - file attributes

                        // Redirected from: https://github.com/OneDrive/onedrive-explorer-win/issues/1

                        Would be really useful if OneDrive sync the associated file attributes such as; hidden and read-only flags (at least these basic ones), and expose it to the API as well.

                        Currently, if you have a read-only or hidden file on a device, after syncing it loses those attributes on the other (except for the timestamp).

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable Folders to be Hidden from Sync

                          I'd like some folders not to be synced to every Client.

                          for instance I use one drive on my work computer. I don't want my personal folders to be synced to my work PC. But I do want them synced to my home PC.

                          I don't want the online/offline placeholders. I don't want the folder, at least its contents, on the work PC at all.

                          9 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix background saving of camera roll

                            The background saving of camera roll does not work correctly. It pretends to work in background and to save all images in camera roll into the dedicated OneDrive folder (own images). Initiative should be a change of networks (place). All options chosen.
                            Indeed this feature does not work. I have to open the OneDrive App and manually start the saving of the images in camera roll.
                            Tested and proofed on :
                            iPhone 5s, Iphone 6, Iphone 6s, iOS 7 and 8.

                            88 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Admin →
                            • Being able to create an album from tags

                              When creating a new album include an option to create based on tags

                              22 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Photos  ·  Admin →
                              • Move To and Copy To

                                Add 'move to...' and 'copy to ...'. for files and directories

                                40 votes
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                                • Allow files to be transferred between Microsoft accounts

                                  Sometimes a person switches Microsoft accounts or wants to merge two existing Microsoft accounts. This means they need to move their files too. Providing a way to transfer ownership of files and folders from one Microsoft account to another would make the process much easier (meaning they don't have to download then reupload the files but can instead just use the Web site).

                                  28 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow PDF files to open in a PDF handler rather than Word Online

                                    Word online can't handle password protected PDF files, so my only choice is to download PDF files then open them seperately. Every other PDF link on the web simply spawns the user's installed PDF handler - can't OneDrive do the same?

                                    Right now it pushes it to Word Online where I get an irritatating error message saying it can't handle the file format.

                                    61 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  OneDrive.com  ·  Admin →
                                    • SYNC SPEED IMPROVEMENT - Desktop Sync Speed Makes Syncing Impractical

                                      There have been several posts here before marked as "Boom It's Done" or referred to support. HOWEVER -- this is not a support issue, and I suggest you treat it as a serious problem with the product.

                                      I have 1.45Mbps download speed (tested on speedtest.net) and it has taken more than a week to sync 2.4GiB of my files. According to a download speed calculator, this should take only ~ 4 hours. I have set my computer not to sleep to make sure the synchronization happens.

                                      Please see some of the older posts that have been closed -- this is…

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Create a Linux OneDrive client

                                        It would be good to have an official OneDrive client that would allow us to sync files to Linux based machines in the same way as is possible for Windows/OS X.

                                        45 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show detailed synced status (speed, time, files...)

                                          We ar efrustrated by endless processing changes and never know what is doing. Show us what OneDrive is doung:
                                          - updating files xxx of xxxx
                                          - time to coplete cca xx seconds/minutes
                                          - uploading at xxkb/s
                                          - files remaining
                                          - files that is curently in sync
                                          ...

                                          20 votes
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