About the new Box web interface

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New and updated features

For a high-level overview of the features of the new Box interface, watch New Box Experience, a short video from Box Training. Some noteworthy features of the new UI include:

  • The new interface has increased speed for uploading, accessing, and editing content.
  • You can set the collection of items you mark as "Favorites" or your "Recents" to be your Box home page.
  • You can sort all files by name, date, or size from directly within the file list headings.
  • By clicking the icon of a file or folder once, you can see details about the item, including collaborators, its shared link, metadata, and so on. By clicking the name of a folder, or double-clicking its icon, you will open the folder. Upon clicking the name of a file within the folder, you will preview the file and also see the version, description, and access statistics.
  • Copy (Ctrl-c) and paste (Ctrl-v) are supported within the new interface. You can copy multiple files from one Box folder to another using keyboard functions. You can also copy items from your computer and paste them into a Box folder.
  • The search features of the new interface are more specific. You can search and filter your documents by type, size, time, owner, and metadata directly from the search bar. For instance, if you type the name of any of your documents and filter the search by file type (e.g., a Word document) and the Date Updated (e.g., 'this past week'), all of your Microsoft Word documents you have edited or opened within the past week will be returned.

Known issues and notable changes

Issue Description Solution Last updated
Folder ownership
You no longer see "Owner" or "Co-owner" by the folder name of folders you own, nor the organization name for externally owned (gray) folders.
Click the folder row. The owner and collaborator will appear on the Sharing tab in the column on the right. The name of the owner's organization, if it is external to IU, will appear on the Details tab.
January 25, 2017
Document descriptions in file view
Descriptions of documents no longer show up in the file view.
Highlight the folder, and then click the Details tab in the activity pane.
January 25, 2017
New and Upload button visibility
The New and Upload buttons are not visible once you highlight a file or folder.
Deselect the file or folder, and these buttons will become visible.
January 25, 2017
Collaborators page
Within the collaborators page, you are not able to see folders you are collaborating on with that particular user.
January 25, 2017

Providing feedback

Box welcomes your feedback about the new web experience. To share it, at the top right of your screen, click ? and submit your comments.

Learning more

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Last modified on 2017-06-29 10:09:30.

Contact us

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