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"Viewing long file names in Dropbox browser version" is no longer solved due to Dropbox update

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This post concerns the Dropbox web interface.  It is a follow-up post to https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Manage-account/Viewing-long-file-names-in-Dropbox-browser-version/td....

 

The original problem was that the Dropbox web interface (e.g., https://www.dropbox.com/home) hides parts of a file name if it thinks there is insufficient space to display the full name.  I temporarily solved this with a user CSS style that forced file names to be displayed completely, using word wrap as needed.  A moderator marked my post as an "Accepted solution" and closed the thread.

 

However, a recent Dropbox update changed the way that file names are hidden.   It now directly deletes file name text from the page, and my fix no longer works.  User styles cannot unhide data that is removed entirely.  I guess Dropbox is strongly opposed to users being able to read long file names.

 

Would a moderate please *unmark* my post in the above-linked thread as an "accepted solution"?  Due to Dropbox's actions, it is no longer a solution, and I would prefer that my work not be misrepresented as such.

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Re: "Viewing long file names in Dropbox browser version" is no longer solved due to Dropbo

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As the post was valid a year ago and marked as a solution then that thread is now locked and no longer editable.

All you can do is, as you have done, start a new thread saying it no longer works.

 


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I appreciate it a lot that you circled back here, in order to keep the Community updated John P.38!
 
As per your request, I’ve now un-marked your post as a Solution, so other users having the same question may see the post, though they’ll be redirected to your newest reply here. I’ve also added a brief note informing them of your latest comment, so as to keep everything neat. 
 
Please don’t hesitate to reach back out at any time & we’ll do our best to follow-up wth you. Take care until we talk again John! 

 


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Thank you. I appreciate your help.
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Has anything been done regarding this issue? I sometimes receive folders of files with specific naming conventions and it's really hard to find the information I need when I can't see the entire file name and clicking through 100s of sheets is pretty rediculous. No matter how the page is sized dropbox does not change the name column width. I even attempted widening the box over both of my monitors and they stayed the same width. Please add this functionality soon as it was pointed out over 2 years ago as an issue.

Dropbox file name issue long.pngExtended across both monitors, file names stay the sameDropbox file name issue.pngStandard window size

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