This is a suggestion to improve the desktop client.
When I right-click on a folder that is under owncloud’s control,
I get a context menu with several items, one of which says “Copy public link to clipboard”.
I suggest to rename that into “Copy public link (no edit permissions) to clipboard”.
I also propose to create another menu items
“Copy public link (with edit permissions) to clipboard”.
What happens often is that I have shared a folder with a group of people for a project, where everybody should have edit and upload permissions, and everything.
However, a few months later, I need to send that link out again, for instance, when new people Joni the project, or somebody forgot the link.
Right-clicking on the folder would be the easiest way, but I get a new link every time that does not allow people to upload/edit, which is a bummer.
Of course, I know how to get the old link with edit permissions, but that makes me jump through way too many hoops, IMHO.
Client version: 2.8.2 (4246)
Operating system: macOS 11 (Big Sur)
OS language: english
You only get links without edit permissions by default, because the admin of your server instance configured it that way. Change it in the server admin settings, and you’ll get links with edit permissions by default.
There are too many options (also expiration date, password protection etc) related to public share links, and we won’t add entries in the right-click menu for all of them or for combinations between them, to make that a general feature. Won’t happen in the near future, sorry.