cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

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

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

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 189542_dl.pngdl.png 189543_pop_out.pngpop_out.png

 

Dont like this idea: check out this!

 

Awesome People who up-voted similar ideas last time(s) below. Thanks!

 

(K'Ailsa) Kaye-Ailsa Rowan Mark Anthoney John Buell Rob Ditto Christine McKeon Eric AbshireJoanna Do Robbie Grant Admin Michelle Lebsock Admin Marlee ChongAdmin: SUU  Admin StaffErica Ellis Regina Scott Scott FinkeldeiBrian Lindshield Martha Zumack Mark James - Admin Deborah GoinsHongfu Chen David Winters Maloy Victoria ServiceAccountSusan BastianKaryn Kondoff Jason Friend Jennifer ReddPeter Hess Chris ElfordJennifer JovanovichKelly A Duquette Neil Patch David Downs Sara MunzingerDavid Lyons Matt TurnerBrian GrowPAUL GOUVEIANathan PhillipsRosalie LeddaMr. Jeff BucknerEarl @ PierceSebastián VazquezBrian WestonLucas FauleJuan DomeneEugenia RodriguezMilena Oleart Matthew Jennings

 

Previous ideas:

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

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

Make a file read-only but Not Downloadable in Canvas

35 Comments
Community Coach
Community Coach

189574_pastedImage_3.pngThank you for your Feature Idea submission. As you have already noted, there are several similar ideas which were submitted in a different voting period, but archived due to lack of votes or inadequate response. You (and others) may want to reference those idea for further insights.

Since archived ideas can be re-submitted, your idea will be open for vote in the next voting cycle.

In the meantime, help your idea gain traction by posting a link to this idea in the comments of the other, archived idea (which will notify author and anyone who is following the idea) and share your idea to colleagues and peers as well.

Community Coach
Community Coach

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. July 6, 2016 - Wed. October 5, 2016.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works!

Community Member

Lets mobilize and send out word to our fellow canvas users! Lets BE the change!

We can do this!

cat_keyboard.gif

My current status ⬆

Community Member

I think that this is the best thing since sliced bread!  Awesome idea! hensonj

You rock! 

Community Member

I think that this is the best thing since sliced bread!  Awesome idea! hensonj

You rock! 

Community Member

hensonj​ This would be the ideal action for clicking on a link. I know it took me a while, when I first started using Canvas, to train myself to click on the preview button instead of the link if I only wanted to view the document, and I still see some faculty struggle with this concept.

Community Member

Holy Canvas, Batman! hensonj​, it's working! Keep up the good work!

Adventurer

giphy.gif

Community Member

Officially 2/3 of the way in 3 days!

Keep up the good work everyone. I encourage everyone to tell their colleagues, friends, enemies, lovers, children, pets, crystal balls, window gardens, NSA operatives (simply talk into the ether), or anyone(thing) else that will listen to check out and up vote this idea, because I know, we've already come so far:

now.gif
@the_world

Community Member

sweetera

I'd greatly appreciate it if you would elaborate on why you believe this idea would not suit your needs?

I'd love to hear from both sides, as a constructive discussion is always best.