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Stable Build 37.4.29

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

JohnMurray
Helpful | Level 6
I agree entirely!

Last week I noticed that the green tick had vanished and thought there was something wrong with my dropbox so I then emailed dropbox support about it. I had to wait 3 days for a reply and after taking screenshots and providing the version I was using for them they asked me if I had the box ticked on the website to be included in the latest beta builds - it turns out I had ticked it at some point so the latest beta version had downloaded without me knowing. The version was 37.4.29.

Dropbox support then told me to uncheck the box and reinstall dropbox to the latest "stable" version which I did and hey presto, the green tick was back....... happy days!

Now then, this evening I glanced down at the icon in the system tray and noticed the green tick had vanished again so I went straight to the website to double check in settings that the "beta builds" box was still unchecked and it was. At this point I was getting annoyed so have spent the last half an hour typing another email to dropbox asking them what is going on and of course I have to wait another 3 days for a reply.

Ten minutes after sending that email I find this thread explaining that build 37.4.29 is the new latest stable build and that dropbox have done away with the green tick on the system tray icon on purpose!!!!!

I find this absolutely incredible - two long emails and stress for nothing. The support person didn't even tell me in our first email conversation that the beta build I was using would be the new stable version in a matter of days and that the green tick will vanish then anyway as dropbox has a new design.

This is no way to operate or treat your customer base and I can imagine untold people noticing the tick missing now and thinking the same thing as me - that dropbox isn't working properly.

All the above aside - what genius came up with the idea in the first place!? I am sure that like me - other users actually liked that little green tick as it told you that everything was fine, synced and working properly - and now it's gone.

We are living in clownworld.

John Murray

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Gerry W.
New member | Level 2

That is a real dumb idea.  The green checkmark is the equivalent of an instrument panel in an airplane.

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Daniel_Migueles
New member | Level 2

Very bad decision. In ALL previous versions, the green thick means "All OK". But now, the absence of this green tick means "All OK". Obviously all things are changing, the ideas are continually improving, changes are necessary. But change for the exact opposite meaning??

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Peter H.87
Collaborator | Level 9


In the very document linked to by Clarence L, it says:

A green circle with a check mark is a wonderful thing and what you'll see most often. When it appears on the Dropbox icon in your system tray or menu bar, it means your Dropbox is fully synced.

Even Dropbox's own docs aren't up to date. I think this could have been handled better.

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Matilda12
Helpful | Level 5

First of all Dropbox is a great solution-software and all of us have to say thank you to the developers.
Anyway, I have to be agreed with the others to say that the green checkmark is very very important and useful to understand, on the fly, that everything is ok and working correctly.
So please, consider to review this position and reintroduce the green tick.
Thank you in advance for your attention.
Cheers.

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Mark
Super User II

@Clarence L. - please tell me this isnt what you guys now class as a change log?!

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Marcf
New member | Level 2

I have this version of dropbox installed on CentOS Linux 7.3.1611

 

Overthe weekend the dropbox service terminated because it used all available memory (we have 48GB RAM!).  I stopped and restarted and it was running fine but Logged on this morning to find Dropbox was using 29GB of RAM.

 

This is excessive, looks like a memory leak.  Can you please investigate?

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

Peter H.87
Collaborator | Level 9

Thanks, Dropbox!Screenshot (7).png

 

 

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

HamWong
New member | Level 2

I have no words to dropbox, in win7, I have boot into safe mode with network, dropbox still say no internet connection, same network with ios or same computer with web have no issue, I also don't have issue access internet with outher application.

 

I have tried totally uninstall with removed AppData\Local or Romaing dropbox folder then reinstall, no joy, no proxy or manual, still nojoy. I more very stupid thing is when I change the setting like connection way or language, once I close dropbox (with exit) than reopon, it turns to default, it didn't acutally saved your setting....

 

Re: Stable Build 37.4.29

jeffhk1103
Explorer | Level 3

poor design if no checked mark after fully synced

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