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Delete Notifications from the desktop app

Delete Notifications from the desktop app

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Does anyone know how to remove the notification that a folder has been shared with you (shows on the desktop folder app at the top)?

It reads: "Ashley Stewart Shared XXXX with you"

It's driving me crazy! I've downloaded the items but the notification folder won't go away!

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Explorer | Level 4

PS: So pleased that I have earned my "First Reply Badge" - I will wear it all day .....

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

No Trinity, I am sorry, they do not appear after you select it.  There are no options to delete or hide old notifications.  There are no dots or options - period.

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Hey @xxxxxxxxxxxxxx1, you’re right in your observation, as there has been a recent change regarding the Notifications field on the Dropbox desktop applications aiming to help you Gain visibility into the latest progress on shared work, which is slightly different than the previous one detailed on this thread. 
 
I hope that this helps clarify matters for you to a certain extent! 
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Could you be any more vague Jane!?  This is still unresolved!

Experienced Collaborator | Level 12

I am hopeful that they will implement a DATE after which to show notifications (and not show ones that are older than the Date).  How hard could that be even for a brand new software engineer?

Explorer | Level 4

I have enjoyed reading this thread. I am also looking at the DB menu in my iMac menu bar and see 7 years worth of notifications that I cannot dismiss, hide or delete. Such a silly UI issue. 

But what I like the most are the responses from the moderator. 

It's been years and there doesnt seem to be any way to simply MARK AS READ or DELETE...

It's laughable. 

As janky as most software is these days nearly all of them have figured out how to do that already. 

 

Best cloud storage system in town, that is for sure, but the interface is useless.

Helpful | Level 6

Hey Jon M.16

In turn I really enjoyed reading your comment in this thread that just goes on and on!

There are so many angles to this that are hilarious, I'll just stick with my belly laughter, and wonderment for the user who chided us on the other thread because all these frustrated users don't understand how frustrating we are for developers, who are doing a very difficult job! (see link to the parallel thread provided by me higher up).

Just let me know when the glowing  blue dot on my notifications is replaced by a bulk "SELECT/DELETE PERMANENTLY" action.

Hahahahahahahaha

Explorer | Level 4

Claire-

You are correct.

I guess it's easy to fire off a snarky email and bash developers who live somewhere far away, so cheers to all of you out there who have to balance the customer service goals with the internal desire to tell someone to $(*@$#(* off, I wouldn't be able to do it as gracefully. 

It'd be nice to "get there one day" for sure, but after what I just went through with a nearly fatal "iCloud Drive" experiment, those old notifications can sit there forever as long as I can always have access to my files. I take comfort in knowing that when the zombie apocolypse gets here, it will be me, my client archives and my...old notifications...and I am ok with that. 

 

 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
February I have the same problem in that I can't delete notifications in Dropbox. It's truly absurd that this problem exists. I have been a Dropbox user for years. I have programmed in many languages and on many computer systems since 1968. In 1967, I took a course called "Human Factors Engineering", which was when I first learned the word "ergonomics". Ever since, and especially in computer programming, I have been appalled by the incredible lack of "user-friendly" design in so many computer applications. In general, Dropbox does not suffer from this problem — it is the best cloud storage app that I have tried, certainly better than OneDrive and Google Drive. Thus, I am surprised with the response to the "no-delete" problem. It seems obvious that this is an extremely simple thing to fix, so the "probably not going to get fixed" response is baffling — and makes me suspicious of why the fix is not being made. So please at least be "transparent" and tell me and others why Dropbox is so perverse in refusing to make such a simple fix???
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
I can't believe after years and countless complaints that Dropbox has not fixed this issue. It's just natural that people want to delete unwanted notifications. Dropbox is behind the times technologically since fixing this should be easy. There must be some reason Dropbox doesn't want us to delete notifications, but what possibly could that reason be?