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Fawn Scheer

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I would really love to see a "create log file" option included in the bulk "transfer ownership" process. I have an admin account that shares 1000s of files with a number of users. When a user leaves or when they reach their storage quota, I transfer ownership of all user's files to the admin account. But I've experienced that files get duplicated into a "transferred from x-user" folder. Although they remain in their original location (usually, though sometimes they get lost altogether), I can't remove the "transferred from x-user" folder or any of its contents or the files get deleted from their original location.  So the only way google tells me to remove the duplicate files is manually one-by-one.
Please, Google, will you fix this process so that admins have the option to either conduct the transfer the way it currently works, or else simply create a log file of the transfers (without creating a duplicate of all the 1000s of files).
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An option to share with a 'Suggest' access privilege would be most welcome. This would greatly benefit document authors that prefer suggestions instead of straight edits.
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Skip Cave's profile photoÓlafur Jón Jónsson's profile photo
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The 'Revision History' approach is many times more complicated than the scenario you describe. Working with suggestions is easy and straight forward as opposed to inflexibility of the Revision history where you have to look for the change and then manually address it.

Enough said, I hope the Google Drive Gods will smile and be favorable when they see my request :)
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Tori Webb

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Can we please have the option to upload fonts to Google Docs? Or use fonts from our own computers? I really need this feature so we can fully switch to using drive for all our print needs.
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use Add-ons, you may get few fonts thereof
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Holly Rankin

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Before seven months ago, it was possible to hide a file by setting the labels.hidden parameter to true. This can be very useful, especially in Mac-heavy work environments where users are using Google Drive Sync, and end up with a meta data file for every synced file. These files start with "._ " and will always appear first in any folder viewed from the web console. We would love to see this bug fixed in the API. Otherwise, could this be integrated with Drive to make the product more user-friendly on a Mac?  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25073777/bug-filespatch-dont-change-labels-hidden-parameter-any-more
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Fred Lee

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Is there a way to make a drive document accessible only to members of a G+ Community? If not, please add as a feature.

Our organization is building a community - invitation only - for geographically separated managers to share ideas and documents. We would like the ability for managers to share confidential documents only with the members of the community. Currently, we appear only to have the ability to share with everyone in the organization or to anyone with the link - neither prevents a member from forwarding to inappropriate parties.
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wait for FamiJoy.com -  that should solve your problem
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Matt Lockyer

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When you "Make a Copy" of a doc it should name it like so:

Original Doc
Original Doc Copy
Original Doc Copy 2
...

Currently:

Original Doc
Copy of Original Doc
Copy of Copy of Original Doc
...

Why?

It keeps copies of documents in alphabetical order and it's more extensible for multiple copies.

Thanks for great tools!
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I use Google Drive for work and I would like to have a feature to mark a folder for off line presence on GD for iPad and android. Right now, we can mark individual files but not folders. I need a particular folder to be up to date and available offline. #googledrive   #googledriveapp   #ipad   #android  
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Kiril Abazher

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Suggestion for 2 features:
1) See the list of documents a particular user has access to
2) Quickly remove a particular user from a number of documents he/she is added to
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M Dammer

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Please add an option to pause uploads (not cancel!) to the chrome drive webinterface. We have a slow internet connection and uploading files to drive hogs loads of bandwidth. So I can only either upload files or work.
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Alex Movitz

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It'd be really nice if there was a programming/code IDE built into Drive. It doesn't take much to recognize syntax and there are already a lot of tools out there for collaboration/paired programming/cloud codebases, but I feel like an IDE inside Drive would be a great feature. I can already do a lot of real time collaboration with other documents, so why not a robust code editor?

Bonus points if it can actually run JS/Python/Ruby/Others.

BONUS Bonus points if it hooks into the Google Compute Engine and can compile, say, a C++ program faster than my desktop.
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There are a bunch of Drive apps available that cover these use cases.  In Drive go to new -> more -> connect apps to search around for some options.  
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Eric Stumper

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Are there any plans to add NTFS Support to the Mac OS X Version. I am using a shared environment and need to place my Google Drive folder on my shared NTFS drive which I access via Tuxera. Please add NTFS support for Mac.
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I'd love to see guides and rules in google drawings and slides, but I can't complain with the results with a simple tool, some creativity, and a little thinking outside the box.
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Mark folders for offline access and hand down the flag to all child elements in iOS-App.

Otherwise making a lot of files offline available can not be automatized and remains an annoying "tap everything thrice ceremony"...

THX
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James Batu

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There needs to be a change to the selective sync feature so you can also select individual folders to sync to computer not just top level folders. 

Also the ability to actually copy and paste entire/multiple folders and files within the google drive web interface to have multiple different copies of files if the same folders need to be shared with different people and they need to make different edits to the files.
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Roy Smith

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+Eric Koleda Any chance you could highlight https://code.google.com/a/google.com/p/apps-api-issues/issues/detail?id=3774 and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18578768/403-rate-limit-on-insert-sometimes-succeeds with the appropriate team? Rather than prioritise on the usual how-many-people-starred-the-issue basis, it would be great if it could be prioritised on the basis of, google-has-been-aware-of-this-bug-for-two-years-and-its-embarrassing-to-not-have-it-fixed-coz-its-royally-screwing-our-developers. 
This project is a place to report issues with the Google Apps APIs.
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Is there any chance to disable automatic calculation in Google Sheets?
I think it could be a great option...
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Alexandru Farcas

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I understand that we don't have sort options with Drive SDK, but can anyone tell me why the implicit sort results was changed from "last-modified" to "something-else"? I have over 300k files, I upload every day hundreds of files ... I can't get all the results and sort the files myself...
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+Alexandru Farcas   out of curiosity, what is your use case? I ask because I'd like to include it in a library I'm currently working on.
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Tamyka Bell

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Labels for Google Drive (not just Stars) so we can flexibly group important files.
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+Daniel Wren I wish it was because then I could claim to be down with contemporary memes, which would mightily impress my kids. Unfortunately, I'm only dimly aware of who Taylor Swift is :-(
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Pilt2003

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Hi for the file interfaces regarding Exif metadata is it possible to add the ability to read UserComment field and MakerNote fields from a JPEG file?
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Francis Voilure

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Could it be possible to have a google drive tool, that allow you to select a text and transform it into an area that you can extend or reduce, a bit like it already exist in some programmation editor ? that could really improve the lisibility of some documents. being able to define some tags to that box for retreive them easily could be cool also 
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one just would need some meta data... eg. one line per fold, line numbers of first/last line comma separated (while splitting up the code might result is something which won't execute anymore). just won't create it, because an IDE is far advanced than coding within the browser (because I need more tools than just a text editor to get the job done).
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