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Remove Dropbox options from the context menu.

Remove Dropbox options from the context menu.

pgr
Helpful | Level 5

Hi, recently Dropbox has started cramming my Explorer context menu with all of these options I mostly don't plan to use:

 

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Come on. Do you think it's ok to just dump all your stuff in there? If every app on my PC would do the same, would I have to manage dozens of entries on that menu? This is terrible UI design, it's bloat, it's disrespectful of your users.

 

How do I turn that off? I only use "Copy dropbox link", not the others.

 

Thanks.

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Rich
Super User II

@pgr wrote:

How do I turn that off? I only use "Copy dropbox link", not the others.


Dropbox has always had options in the Context menus. There's no option within Dropbox to remove them.

pgr
Helpful | Level 5

Ok, there have always been items there, just not so many. What would you say is a reasonable limit for any given app to place items on a system menu shared by all apps? I believe this will have to be a very conservative option - one or two at most. Of course, if it is configurable by the user, you can go further and add more.

 

I have 3 apps placing entries there, and I could easily have 5 or 6 apps doing it. If each would place 9 (!) entries like Dropbox, think of how functional that menu would become...

 

Also, how common is it for users to actually use some of these things? The vast majority of Dropbox users will simply never click "Send for signature" (or even "View comments", since we're only sharing with ourselves, not teams or groups).

 

There needs to be some consideration and some humility here from Dropbox developers...

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