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Please! Overlay Icons make a lot of problems: please allow me to deactivate them

Please! Overlay Icons make a lot of problems: please allow me to deactivate them

PeterLenhard
Explorer | Level 3

For me the DropBox is a useful and important part of my professional computer use.
But the number of overlay icons and the absence
of any possibility to deactivate them is a big problem for me.
As I could read in the web, it is the same problem for other software developers.

There are only 15 slots for overlay icons in Windows.
To take nearly all of them for your software regardless of the
needs of the computer owner is a quite bad UX in my opinion.

What have I done bad to you that you do not allow me
to control the sparse system capabilities in a way I need them?
For me and probably the most DropBox users it's just the DropBox folder which is synced.
And there are better ways to inform about syncing problems.
Better use messages, not overlay icons!
There are some other tools (like TortoiseGit etc.)
which are more important for me to control overlay icons.

Please:
Tell me a way (can be something weird in the registry editor)
to disable all or some of the DropBox overlay icons!

Please!
This is the most annyoing point in an otherwise very good software!

Best regards

Peter Lenhard

 

 

 

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Re: Please! Overlay Icons make a lot of problems: please allow me to deactivate them

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey there @PeterLenhard; welcome aboard!

Even though we'd recommend not to tamper with your registry to remove our overlay icons at this time, I believe you'll be interested in this idea

As you'll find out, it's already in review by our team!

Let us know if you have anything else to add or ask in the meantime, Peter. 

 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Please! Overlay Icons make a lot of problems: please allow me to deactivate them

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey there @PeterLenhard; welcome aboard!

Even though we'd recommend not to tamper with your registry to remove our overlay icons at this time, I believe you'll be interested in this idea

As you'll find out, it's already in review by our team!

Let us know if you have anything else to add or ask in the meantime, Peter. 

 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
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