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Where is the pause function on the desktop app? Can we revert it?

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Where is the pause function on the desktop app? Can we revert it?

Helpful | Level 6

Today my Dropbox has been updated (v104.4.175). This update introduced new context menu (this one: https://i.imgur.com/5Ua5d8v.png). It looks great -BUT- it is very limited. Previously I could click on 'temporary pause synchronization' menu item. There is no such item in the new menu and I don't know how to do it otherwise. I don't like these trends to achieve simplicity by cutting functionality. Please return it back!

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Re: Cannot pause synchronization after update

Helpful | Level 5

I just noticed this as well. I need to pause sync when using some applications because Dropbox is such a CPU hog. Kindly restore this functionality.

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Re: Cannot pause synchronization after update

New member | Level 2

Same issue, I really need this "paus sync" functionality in my workflow for processing photos : I have many duplicates because i use bracketing extensively and I need to to sort my pictures from their ultimate dropbox folder to eliminate the duplicates  before they get synced

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Re: Cannot pause synchronization after update

Helpful | Level 5

Yes, please bring back Pause Syncing!  There are so many times I want to control what is using my bandwidth.  At least create a preference to reveal the functionality if it isn't in the menu by default.   

 

We also have a user who needs to use a mobile hotspot right now and can't have Dropbox eat up all of her data because there's no way to pause without quitting.

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Please revert the Pause Syncing functionality

Helpful | Level 6

I use the Pause Sync feature dozens of times a day - just clicking on the dropbox icon and clicking on the Pause Sync button. Nice and simple.

As of yesterday, my dropbox app now requires an additional click to confirm pausing, which is COMPLETELY unnecessary.  Now i have to choose a duration of time for how long I want the sync paused?!  It isn't intuitive at all.  Please change it back to a single-click action.

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Re: Cannot pause synchronization after update

Helpful | Level 5

Actually - it looks like this functionality is still there, it's just been removed from the menu where it used to be.

 

If you click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar and then hover mouse over the sync status at the bottom of the Dropbox menu, you still have the option to pause it!

 

pauseSyncing.jpg

Phew.

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Re: I can't find the option to pause syncing. Can you help?

New member | Level 2

I am having the same issue. Mac laptop, there is no more pause sync button.

 

I'm a dropbox power user. I've paused sync 1000 times and the button seems to have disapeared.

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Re: Cannot pause synchronization after update

New member | Level 2

The fact that I had to carefully review the new UI and then do a search of Dropbox support and then come to the community to find the answers shows that the UI has issues. Moving the mouse over the "up to date" to get the pause option is in no way intuitive. An easy fix would be to put the dropdown arrow next to the "up to date" check mark. This at least indicates that going there would expose more.

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How to Pause Sync indefinitely in Windows Desktop App?

New member | Level 2

This options always existed, but today it disappear. Is it a bug or something?

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Re: How to Pause Sync indefinitely in Windows Desktop App?

New member | Level 2

Same here on a Mac! I edit many files using scripts, I don't want them constantly syncing while I'm working on them. This will create an issue on my side certainly.

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