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Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Helpful | Level 6

When I take a screenshot, a public URL to it is automatically copied.

 

This has been annoying in a few situations because I had some code copied that I wanted to paste, but overwritten by the screenshot URL.

 

How can I disable dropbox from automatically copying the URL to my clipboard?

 

I'm on macOS.

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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi,

I also often need to work with printscreens from browser without information about the URL. I have fast solution: Put your browser to fullscreen mode (F11 usually), than press PrintScreen or Alt+PrintScreen. 

 

Does it work?

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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Helpful | Level 6
I’m not talking about the URL in a browser being captured in the screenshot.

When you take a screenshot, the file gets saved into Dropbox and a public url to it is automatically copied for you. This public url is what I’m referring to.
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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
 
Hey wyred, welcome to Dropbox Community!
 
A screencast reproducing the steps you are taking (omitting any personal information) would help to have a clear image of the issue.
 
You can learn how to create a screencast using QuickTime Player here. Also, to create a screencast recording the steps on a Mac you can use QuickTime Player 10.x. by downloading this free software here
 
To create a screencast on Windows follow the steps below: 
 
  • Open “Problem Steps Recorder” by clicking the Start button and then typing psr. 
  • Click Start Record and replicate the steps to show your problem
  • Once you’ve replicated the steps, click Stop Record 
  • In the Save As dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save (the file is saved with the .zip file name extension)
 
Thanks in advance for your time and cooperation!



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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Helpful | Level 6

1) On macOS, with dropbox installed

2) Take a screenshot of anything

3) Screenshot gets automatically placed in Screenshots folder in dropbox folder

4) Open any text editor

5) Paste text

6) You get a dropbox link to the screenshot you just taken

 

Problem here is I don't want a dropbox link to the screenshot to be automatically copied.

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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
 
Hey wyred
 
Is it possible that you have a Software that uploads the screenshots to your Dropbox account? If this happens to be the case try disabling this Software, then take a screenshot and see it the URL is still copied. 
 
If the issue persists, in order to investigate further you can follow up via email here and let me know so I can make sure that a colleague gets on it as soon as possible.
 
Thanks in advance for your reply! 



Norah
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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

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Yes, that software is the dropbox app, which is why I'm here.

 

I kind of want the screenshot integrations but not the automatically-copy-url-to-clipboard thing.

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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

Super User II
Super User II

If there isn't an option in Dropbox Preferences to disable the link creation, then you likely can't. On Windows, it's two separate capture methods; Print Screen for a screenshot, CTRL+Print Screen for a screenshot and a link. That option doesn't seem to be available on a Mac according to the help article on the feature.

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Re: Disable URL to screenshot when taking a screenshot

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hei Wyred

go on the dropbox icon on the mac menubar, click on the little wheel on the right > preferences > import > uncheck share screenshots using dropbox

Bye

Anna

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

omg this is so sad

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