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I entered the Beta program to get Dropbox into Native M1, but I see that the latest Beta version is still running under Rosetta (Intel).
Is there any outlook on full M1 silicon support without Rosetta?
The reason for asking is that I have intermittent issues on my MacBook Air M1 which I am trying to investigate with Apple Senior support. We are in the process of eliminating non-native apps.
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@Adrie ten Bookum The Apple Silicon beta has had, and continues to have, so many problems that I suspect they are being very cautious about doing automatic roll-outs. You can install it directly by downloading an installer →HERE← but I'd wait (I wish I had) or, at most, only test it out on a non-critical machine. Many the problems are still unresolved.
Thx for the quick reply.
If there are many problems, I rather wait as I do not want to induce other problems while trying to sort the current.
Any know issues with the version I am running that you know of?
Thx in advance
Whatever the root cause, they need clearly more time for M1.
Now I know that the intel version is solid, I will focus on other apps to see if I can nail down the instability of my MB-air M1.
Thx so far.
@tpayton Thanks for the info and screenshots. Yeah, all I've got in the Finder is a goofy cloud icon indicating folders with remote content only — except it is still marking folders whose contents are all local. Re Dropbox location, I of course wasn't asking you to change it — how presumptuous that would have been! 🙂 — I was just wondering if you were able to. In my case, the current location is locked in, as you can see in this screenshot:
Moreover, when I was "upgraded" to the beta, the beta actually moved my Dropbox location to ~/Library/CloudStorage without asking or even informing me. This completely screwed up syncing. The process hung with over 40,000 files to sync and I eventually had to delete my local Dropbox, reinstall the beta (still believing it would work after a few glitches — should have switched back to Intel) and just download my entire Dropbox from the website. It took a long time for it to sync, but it finally did, and syncing seems to be working reasonably well, but my confidence is shaken. And the Dropbox location is still hardwired in (I would like to move it back to ~/Documents) and there's still the missing/poorly functioning icons issue. (FWIW the Finder icons were never finicky for me in the Intel version. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) Oh, and I also get only three Dropbox options when I right click on a file instead of seven, as in your screenshot:
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