There seems to be no logout button when you have logged in to the web version of dropbox - there must be a way to logout, what is it? Surely we are not expected to stay logged in all the time.
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Doh! Who would have guessed that clicking on a smiley face would give you the option to sign out. Intuitive it is not, but probably obvious once you know. Seems like pretty poor design from the point of view of a new user - why not just have a text link or button saying "Sign Out" I wonder.
Anyway thanks, now I can safely let someone else use this computer...
Logout button should be upfront.
Nearly every application I use has the sign out function below an avatar or username, which also provides options for settings, etc. This seems to be the new norm with move developers, including big ones like Microsoft, Adobe, etc.
Session should auto logout after some time of inactivity.
Unless you tell it to remember you at sign in, which it defaults to (that part I don't agree with), Dropbox will sign you out when you close your browser. I don't know of any cloud storage that automatically signs you out after a set time. I've only seen that with sites like banks/finance, digital signature (DocuSign), health and security type sites. Your average website usually doesn't do that.
It is too easy to walk away from our chared group lab computers while still logged into Dropbox.
This I have to say is entirely on you. If you're knowingly using a public/shared comptuer and accessing any application or site with your own account, it's on you to make sure you're signed out before walking away. On a shared computer, you should be using your own computer account and locking it or signing out before walking away. Shared computers accounts are a security nightmare.
Honestly, this was a sad answer.
Thanks for replying, I give you that much credit.
I am frustrated with Dropbox after having 3 accounts for 7+ years. It takes too much time for the minor thoughtless stuff like where is the smilly face to logout.
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