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Dropbox Logo on Dropbox Folder

Dropbox Logo on Dropbox Folder

PaulER
Helpful | Level 5

In earlier versions of Dropbox for Mac I could tweak the Dropbox folder by adding the Dropbox logo as the folder icon. That meant that in my Mac's dock, Dropbox stood out (it's the item I use most often in my dock).

 

That's no longer possible after the latest update, and the Dropbox folder now blends in with all the other standard blue, rectangular Mac folders. (Yes, I know it has a faint image of the Dropbox logo...but not something one can see at-a-glance.)

Since users can no longer alter the folder appearance, I recommend that Dropbox consider changing the look of the Dropbox folder—perhaps by using its logo as the folder icon—so that we can swiftly and easily spot the Dropbox folder among all our other folders.

7 Comments
Fiona
Dropboxer

Welcome to the Community! 

Thanks for sharing your feedback about this @PaulER

I will be moving this feedback to the share an idea section of our Community. There other Community members can upvote ideas. :chart_with_upwards_trend: :white_check_mark:

Hope to see you around with more feedback, or questions! 

Cheers. 

avtraino
Helpful | Level 5

Just wanted to provide another data point. I have also kept a custom icon for Dropbox in the Dock for years. I even made a bash script and LaunchAgent to make sure it sticks (and fix a weird issue with the "Icon?" file).

I would absolutely love for this option to be restored. 

DynaGuy
Helpful | Level 5

How can I change my Dropbox folder icons and use my own icons? I am working on with MacOS Catalina.

I always customize icons on my desktop, that helps me work quicker. Unfortunately, dropbox folder icon can not be modified, which is too bad.

Please let your customers customize the dropbox folder icon.

Lusil
Dropboxer
This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team. 
 
We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up! 
Status changed to: Needs more votes
mesclun
New member | Level 2

PaulER, totally agree--I rely on customizations to the generic yellow folder to be able to navigate quickly. Now that I have to link multiple cloud storage services to my local because of work, it's even more important. The teensy tiny blue box on the yellow folder doesn't cut it at the resolution my monitors are set at, especially if all the other cloud apps also have a yellow folder with a tiny blue picture.

 

It might help this thread if "icon" were used more frequently, since this request is similar to other requests to allow people to choose the icon that they want to represent the application (or subfolders) ON THEIR OWN COMPUTERS. I guess I am not seeing it, but not sure why Dropbox needs to standardize the icons on MY computer.  

DynaGuy
Helpful | Level 5

Thank you Mesclun!

Great suggestion! I will make a new post as you suggest

Regards

Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can’t take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

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