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Use 4 shell overlay icons instead of 10 of the available 11

Use 4 shell overlay icons instead of 10 of the available 11

run_the_race
Explorer | Level 3

If you are a programmer, you probably use a version control system, which uses shell overlays.

With windows there are only 11 shell overlays available. Dropbox uses 10 of them! Google drive uses 3, One Drive uses 7.

I got a good balance of Dropbox, Google Drive, SVN and GIT icons by following this stackoverflow answer.

But now Dropbox has detected it is not at the top of the list, and automatically promoted itself and smashed the settings. So now I can no longer tell which files are committed, and which are not. If you think about it, what does a user really need, and be considerate, you could reduce the number of shell overlays to 4, and not keep checking if you are at the top, and destroying everyone elses settings.

There was a previous thread about this which has been going on for years, but I see it is locked now. This is just presenting a practical solution.

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Daphne
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
sks
New member | Level 2

or when installing dropbox, give the user the option to use or not use the overlays.  You guys have known about this complaint/issue for years now.  Please be responsive to your users.

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!

Status changed to: Not for right now
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