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How to add DropBox icon to Tool Bar on Mac?

How to add DropBox icon to Tool Bar on Mac?

LRicci
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I recently set up Dropbox with the new location, as per Dropbox instructions. Seems fine. But I can't figure out how to return the Dropbox Icon to my toolbar.

MacBook Air running Ventura

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Barbara S.19
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Super simple fix but it did not come easily. I removed a few apps from the menu bar and boom it showed up! 

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Jay
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Hi @LRicci, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

Are you referring to the menu bar at the top of the screen?

 

Is the Dropbox desktop application currently running?

 

This will help me to assist further!


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LRicci
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Yes. 

The tool bar at the top of the screen is where it used to be, and I'd like to get it back there.
Dropbox opens when I use Finder, and click on it from Locations, it's new place on the sidebar.

 

friedroger420
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Try to restart Dropbox, if still your problem is not resolved then try to reinstall after this I hope your problem will be resolved. The other method is to customize your notification area through taskbar. 

LRicci
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Thank you for the suggestion. 

However, this did not change anything. I reinstalled Dropbox. I can still reach my Dropbox files stored locally. But I can't be sure anything is syncing with Dropbox in the cloud, so I must manually type in Dropbox, login online, and check.

And I have been searching for a setting for the toolbar, but nothing I try has worked. 

Hannah
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Hey @LRicci, sorry to see your Dropbox icon is missing from your menu bar.

 

Just to check if the issue lies there, can you try the steps here, to make sure the Dropbox icon is selected to appear in your menu bar?


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LRicci
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Thanks for looking at this.

Unfortunately, those pages don't provide a way to add an app to the menu bar/tool bar. They have an assortment of information to make the desktop do some dancing baloney, but nothing that adds an icon. I don't remember how the Dropbox icon was placed there before. So I've also tried a variety of drag and drop movements, and searched through Apple/System Settings, but haven't found anything that works. 
Still hoping someone has figured this out and can share.

Walter
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Hey @LRicci, sorry to jump in, but can you try a test file to see if the app is actually syncing? 

 

You could verify this by taking a look at your account on the website.  

 

If you could also attach a screenshot of how your files inside your Dropbox folder look like and what options you see when you right click on them, I'd appreciate it. 


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LRicci
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I have confirmed that my files are syncing with Dropbox online.

I tried to attach screen shots, but the system will not allow them to transmit.

Right now, to open Dropbox, I click Finder/Applications/Dropbox. 
I am unable to monitor the update. When the icon was in my menu bar, I could see it processing updates. 

The recent Dropbox update moved Dropbox local files to a new location. I have no idea what else was changed in that update.

Suggestions?

 

 

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