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Disable "Suggested from your activity" permanently

Disable "Suggested from your activity" permanently

--amanda--
Explorer | Level 4

Hi there,

 

I absolutely hate the feature "Suggested from your activity". I would like to see a checkbox in settings that allows a user to disable that permanently and have the cleanest possible view of file(lists) and folders.

 

The "Suggested from your activity" feature always shows my family photos or, like today, a preview of my tax form. Whenever I open dropbox in the office to browse my files, all my work colleges can see these previews too. The icon that hides it, is only remembering the setting as long as one does not delete cookies from the browser. At our company, it is policy to delete cookies every day at the end of the day. So this "hiding" setting is pretty useless for me.

 

More over, please make it possible to have a clean, minimalistic UI without all the fluff, super big blue buttons and "easy access" helpers. Some people don't need it. It is distracting and disturbing.

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Walter
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789
Helpful | Level 5

I feel like Dropbox went in a positive direction for a couple months, and has now introduced the most insane amount of clutter I've ever seen outside of like, a sketchy torrent website. About 15% of screen real estate is dedicated to actually looking at files (until the downloads pop-up takes over), and it's still difficult to do the main thing Dropbox should be for: DOWNLOADING FILES. You can share, copy link, create an automatic slideshow of all your favorite memories with that file, but it's still so hamfisted to just download the darned thing. 

 

But yes, an option to permanently disable "suggested from your activity" (which is hilariously bad at suggestions) would be a good start. 

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