Open file in desktop app by default

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Is there a (custom) way to open office files in the respective office desktop app by default (e.g. Excel)?

 

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At the moment when clicking on the file it opens in Teams

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Hi @mikkele 

 

By default Microsoft Teams Application will provide you with all the Three Options. This was an added request for co-authoring the document using the different methods.

I am sure we cannot make one single options as a Default Method.

 

With Regards,

Satish U

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@Satish2805 Can we turn OFF the Open in Desktop App option?

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Hi @Ro345 

 

Unfortunately No. We cannot turn off the option.

 

With Regards,

Satish U 

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@Satish2805 do you mean you can not change what is the default as the OP stated, open in TEAMS app is already the default.

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I would like to set the Desktop-app default instead of the user unfriendly teams-app. Is that possible?

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@Dirkvanmanen 

 

Me too. Seems odd this is not possible as you can actually set this in two locations in sharepoint 1. from the site level 2, from the library level. 

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@Satish2805 , allowing the user to select either of the three methods makes sense. Would it be possible to allow the user to select how documents should open by default? I use the office apps all the time as they have superior functionality and I would prefer to be able to open documents in the app simply by clicking on the document rather than selecting from the dropdown.

 

-Arvid

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@ArvidCarlander Hi Arvid, this is coming soon. You can vote on the UserVoice to stay updated when status changes https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18391150-open-in-word-excel-po...