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Turn off notifications

Turn off notifications

Barry1
New member | Level 2

Guys,

Can anyone really help me. The past 2 weeks I notice that I am now getting notifications to the bottom right of my screen whenever someone update a file in dropbox.  This is very annoying and I really don't need this.  I have been using dropbox for 8 years and never had this problem, 2 years with this computer.  I have tried everything but they still appear and I am convinced that the people at dropbox do not know how to resolve this issue.  Some of the preferences they are telling me to uncheck does not exist.  HELLLLP PLLLLLEASE

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Re: Turn off notifications

Rich
Super User II

You can customize your notification settings in Dropbox Preferences.

 

What preference, specifically, does not exist for you?

Re: Turn off notifications

Barry1
New member | Level 2
Thanks Rich but I think user should be told to uncheck the synced files box to actually stop these from appearing.

Re: Turn off notifications

ben_bro
New member | Level 2

It should not be that difficult to turn off the annoying notifications that appear anytime somebody updates a shared file or folder. Also, having comments, shares and @mentions all bundled together does not make sense. 

 

There is a big difference between getting notified when somebody @mentions you (very important) vs. somebody added a new document to a folder or edited a document. Or is that synced files I should be turning off. 

 

Regardless, not clear and there are a number of ways to make this simpler and easier to use. 

Re: Turn off notifications

jsharp03
Helpful | Level 5
Is there a way I can do something from my end to turn off notifications to other shared users when I make changes to shared files or folders?

Re: Turn off notifications

Mark
Super User II
I'm afraid not jsharp03.

Interesting suggestion though. Maybe add to Feature Requests? https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Share-an-idea/ct-p/101002000

 


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