02-09-2017 04:12 PM
02-09-2017 04:12 PM
Don’t bury your lead - put important stuff right up front for your site visitors. The Quick Links web part allows you to add visibility to the most important content you create – with the ability to adjust and curate as you go.
We’re pleased to announce a small but important improvement we’ve made to the Quick Links web part. You can now adjust the image that represents your link inside Quick Links cards. This often-requested update will be available to use in this web part on all modern pages.
Let’s say you’ve been using Quick Links on your modern team site home page to showcase important team resources – it might look something like this:
If you want to swap out the default images with something that's more visually engaging, or more appropriate in the context of your site, find the tile you want to change, and select Edit:
This brings up the edit pane, where you can change the link's title, or its image:
You can upload an image, or use one that's already in your site. You might wind up with something that looks like this:
We hope that this feature will help you create more beautiful, engaging SharePoint sites. As always, we would love to hear your feedback. How can we continue to improve this web part, and all our modern web parts, to best meet your needs now and in the future?
03-14-2017 04:46 PM
I created a mondern page, and added the Quick Links. I added some links, however, when I click on "edit" in order to add an image to one of the Quick Links card, the screen comes up with very old recent images and then locks up the entire IE 11 browser session. Can't click on anythig, have to close the entire page in order to get back to the SPO site.
Anyone else having this issue?
03-14-2017 05:50 PM
03-15-2017 04:13 PM
03-15-2017 04:20 PM
03-16-2017 10:37 AM
This is great .
One question though .
Last time I used this the quick links were common across all sub sites in the site collection. This meant you could only create one set of Quick Links per site collection. Has this been addressed or is it in anyones backlog ..or do I need to log on UserVoice ?
Would be great to have quick links scoped to the site you are adding the page in.
03-17-2017 04:00 AM
06-11-2017 05:09 PM
I have added a Quick Links web part to one of my team subsites but when I went to add another Quick links in another section with different links in it it shows up with the other web parts links and impacts on the other page. Is there a way to have a number of pages with the quick links on?
06-11-2017 10:21 PM - edited 06-11-2017 10:22 PM
06-11-2017 10:21 PM - edited 06-11-2017 10:22 PM
I guess it's "per site"-basis. I might store it's data in a list in the current web with no page identification of some kind.
06-14-2017 11:04 AM - edited 06-14-2017 11:04 AM
One feature I've noticed with Quick Links is that only 3 can be displayed on the site at a time (extras need to be scrolled to using a right arrow). Is there a way to configure Quick Links where you could do multiple rows? I.e. one row of three followed by a second row of three to give a more user friendly "dashboard" look?
06-15-2017 10:16 PM
I've noticed something other as well, please anyone correct me if I'm wrong.
I added the QuickLinks webpart to my Start/Homepage and acdded 3 items.
Now everytime I add the QuickLinks webpart to a different page, e.g. News, I get the same 3 items from my Homepage. When I remove one item in the News, the same item is also removed from my Homepage.
Is this intentional?
06-19-2017 07:08 AM - edited 06-19-2017 07:09 AM
Is your site configured such that this other page (i.e. "News") is a subsite of the home page? If so, this could be an issue as SharePoint implements the Quick Links for the site in total (including subsites). Therefore, you can't have separate Quick Link from the home page.
06-21-2017 04:01 AM
I don't get any option to scroll to the fourth link. The only way to get to the fourth one is to right click on number three and choose Move Right, which puts the missing icon into the third position. So, I too would like to be able to add a second row or resize theicons to have more than three in one row.
06-21-2017 08:54 AM
06-21-2017 09:38 AM
Click the three dots ... (called the Ellipsis) on the bottom right of a Quick Link icon. This opens up a dialogue box where you can enter the URL, add a Title and choose an image.
06-22-2017 09:38 AM
06-29-2017 08:12 PM
This was actually by design, but we got feedback that folks would prefer a per instance model. So the latest update rolling out now allows per instance storage (no longer shared storage).
06-29-2017 08:14 PM
You can now have per instance quick links. The original "shared" design has been updated to allow for different collections of links across pages.
06-29-2017 10:37 PM
Thank god :) I was using quicks links on my homepage and then wanted to spice up a news page with quick links and totally wondered why my 3 quick links from the homepage apppeared.
06-29-2017 11:42 PM
An UI change we're rolling out is you can choose from two type of layouts. The "compact" layout displays all links at the same time in compact cards. The "filmstrip" looks like the previous carousel rollout where you can flip to previous/next pages by arrow buttons or through pagination, also with keyboard arrow keys.
07-12-2017 01:02 PM
Thanks for the info. But, wondering which update you are referring too, as I've tested my page with Quick links, and adding QL to other pages still shows the same links (not an instance). I've checked the O365 roadmap for udpates being rolled out, but could not locate one relating to Quick links or this per instance storage.
07-26-2017 03:18 AM - edited 07-26-2017 03:19 AM
Behind the scene its using hiddent list to store the links.
By doing a manual entry in that hidden list link is not getting displayed on 'Quick links' webpart, any idea why its not getting displayed??
List entry is identical with the one which is added through 'Quick links' webpart.
09-09-2017 04:35 AM - edited 04-09-2019 07:58 AM
Did you notice that you cannot use search to find the text of the quick links?
Update April 2019: I was wrong, in fact, the text of the quick links is findable. My conclusion was wrong because I tested with quick links on the home page. In fact, any text or quick links that you add on the home page are not findable with the search box of the site (this is incomprehensible!). However you can find the content of the home page (text + quick links) when you go to the organization level search.
11-07-2017 02:55 PM
This may be the wrong thread for this, but here goes:
Why is "/?web=1" being added to the end of URLs I paste into Quick Links? In some cases, this is actually breaking the link as the receiving server doesn't know what to do with that parameter or isn't expecting it...
11-08-2017 04:06 PM
We actually no longer use the hidden list for quick links, the list of links is stored in the page the webpart is added to.
We're working on a way to create shared lists of links (which will again use a list)....but until that time updates to the list won't do anything to the webpart.
11-08-2017 04:26 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue.
We updated quick links to fix an issue where files were being downloaded to user's machines by appending the parameter "?web=1" (which tells SharePoint to open the files in a web browser).
It looks like we're being a bit aggressive and adding it to all URLs (not only SharePoint URLs).
We'll get this fixed.
03-28-2018 03:15 PM
Hi, when I change the Quick Links image, the new image is getting enlarged to fit the Quick Links card making the image blurry if I use a small size (68 height) and chops off the top and bottom of the image if I make it bigger (250 width). How can I find the recommended sizes for the Quick Links images? I also tried editing the images with design renditions but it doesn't appear to pulling from those.
07-09-2018 08:51 PM
We actually don't support that option in our modern parts, instead trying to create a more consistent experience across all parts/pages. If the content is on the same site, it opens in the same window. If it's on another site/external/etc. it opens in a new tab.
07-10-2018 09:23 AM
PLEASE can you give the option to Open in a New Tab!
It's an option for text links, so why not Quick Links??
It's very frustrating having to go back and forth for certain links. And if you're saying it should automatically open external links in new tabs it doesn't for us.
07-10-2018 12:30 PM
When linking to a Document, for certain file types (e.g. PDF) a default image is selected. Is it possible to change these default images to our own or must we change it manually every time?
08-01-2018 12:25 PM
We have a link in another site that is not opening in a new tab. Any ideas?
09-12-2018 10:14 AM
Great job on improving Quick Links but I beg of you to fix 1 thing. Please allow us to choose if the link should open in place or new window. As I develop extremely useful User Interfaces for business processes and data collection, Quick Links are the perfect solution for creating buttons etc.
However, Users end up with hundreds of browser windows open because each click of a Quick Link opens a whole new browser window.
09-23-2018 07:40 AM
12-27-2018 02:12 PM
Originally I was able to use the Quick Links Web part to add a link to a folder within the Document Folder. Now I am unable to do so. I can only create a link to a file or a page. What am I doing wrong?
01-10-2019 10:10 AM
02-08-2019 12:28 AM
The quick links web part is a great tool. However what if I want to use the same quick links setup for several different pages. How do I "copy and paste" or reuse a quick link setup? I have several pages which would need the same quick links, but I dont want to edit every single one, every time there is a change.
06-11-2019 12:43 AM
10-21-2019 02:37 PM
2 years later and web=1 still isn't fixed. Please bug everyone you can to get this removed @John Sanders as we can't use anchor tags while it's there.
11-27-2019 09:54 AM
That is just terrible. really? I have the same issue and can confirm your findings @KM KTNN
12-03-2019 02:12 PM
It would appear quick links are not searchable in hub sites. We have used quicklinks several places across our intranet and now have the problem that if staff do not know the location of the individual link, they are not finding it in search.