Yeey! right-click is here for SharePoint Online AND OneDrive for Business (but…)
Recently, right-click functionality was introduced in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business both, it really is a great feature that simplifies the lives of all users.
I will show in Pictures what I mean, no more ‘three dots’ or select and then ‘three dots’ again. Now, with right-click, we can easily access the properties and functions to manage a file or folder simply by right-clicking on it. (I assume though, that the dots and More will be left in Place, not all devices have a right button…)
So, here is what its all about, right-click and you can now access:
Open in Word, Open in Word Online, Download, Share, Rename, Delete, Move or Copy, Version History, Properties, Check out, Follow, Workflows, Shared with and Compliance details.
This is how it looks:
1. Right-click in OneDrive for Business
2. Right-click in SharePoint Online
3. Right-click on Multiselect
4. Caveat no 1 – Right-click breaks with Managed Metadata columns in view
Yes, add an Managed Metadata column is fine, but if you show it in a view, right-click breaks and goes back to IE default.
In the example below I created and added a column actually named Managed Metadata…
When the Managed Metadata based column is added to the view, right-click breaks.
5. Caveat no 2 – Copy shortcut is gone
This may not seem like a big deal…but for admins, developers or designers, this is a bit cumbersome. You often want to get the URL from a resource file (js, css or similar) and now you can’t. Type it in folks….
Thats it. The news is out.
References and Credits
Only me this time…
Credits & many thanks to
My team, my collegues and Mattias Gutke! A good friend!