Make "Preview the document" the default action for linked documents

Idea created by hensonj on Jun 29, 2016
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    Something has always bothered be about the way canvas handles linked documents... While it might not seem important to someone who uses a computer as the main means to complete their job, I have found that many of our users who simply need to view the document unnecessarily download it. This creates confusion and wasted hard drive space.

    I propose that the default action when the title is clicked, should be to open the preview, and that a download button should be placed beside the main link.


    Like so:

    Clicking Here Will open a Preview dl.png pop_out.png


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    Previous ideas:

    Prevent files from automatically downloading; opt to open a document as an inline preview or in a new window instead.

    Inline document preview when clicking on its name inside a Canvas wiki page

    Make a file read-only but Not Downloadable in Canvas