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New Box Web Interface

Box has released a new web interface that will soon be required for all Box users worldwide. An overview can be seen by watching a quick video introduction to the new interface

As of August 1, all University of Richmond users will be permanently switched to the new interface. However, you can switch over to the new interface now by clicking on: https://www.box.com/on/allnewbox. Please note that you will also receive periodic upgrade reminders from Box. Once upgraded, those messages will cease.

Features: 

  • 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.
  • The updated Box Notes app has a sidebar view to access your recent notes, and the ability to collaborate in real-time, all with a simple click.

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