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How can I disable the quick access Dropbox icon?

How can I disable the quick access Dropbox icon?

AmettOmega
Explorer | Level 4
I understand why some people may find this little icon useful. A quick way to access dropbox features, apparently! However, I don't have any use for it (and it's just as annoying as the little facebook messenger icon that hangs out on your phone when you get a message!). I've turned it off MULTIPLE times. It's really starting to tick me off that I've turned this stupid thing off time and again, but it keeps randomly popping up again (I'm assuming after you all release a software update or something). How do I disable this thing once and for all? Or is the only way to do that to uninstall your software entirely?
 
Also, I'm trying to post this and apparently none of the labels I'm using are right. Why even bother letting users type in their own labels when you're going to mark them as "not available" anyways? How unintuitive...
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Re: How can I disable the Dropbox icon that appears next to files?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @AmettOmega; how are you today?

 

I'm sorry to ask, but are you perhaps referring to the app's icon within your computer's system tray/menu bar

 

In that case, you can hide it but not disable it as long as our desktop app is running on your machine. If you quit the app though, it won't show up there as it won't be syncing any changes you make within your Dropbox folder on your computer. 

 

If you were, by any chance, referring to the Dropbox Badge, I'd suggest taking a look at the dedicated Help Center article

 

I hope this helps! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How can I disable the Dropbox icon that appears next to files?

Rich
Super User II

There is no feature within Dropbox to disable the icon overlays. There are workarounds, some more succesful than others, if you search the forums, but none of them are supported.

Re: How can I disable the Dropbox icon that appears next to files?

AmettOmega
Explorer | Level 4
So apparently someone changed the title of my post. The original post title is "How can I disable the Dropbox icon"

I'm not talking about the icon next to files. I'm talking about the quick access icon that shows up on the screen, usually on the right hand side of the screen. You CAN hide it, but it inevitably returns.

Re: How can I disable the Dropbox icon that appears next to files?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @AmettOmega; how are you today?

 

I'm sorry to ask, but are you perhaps referring to the app's icon within your computer's system tray/menu bar

 

In that case, you can hide it but not disable it as long as our desktop app is running on your machine. If you quit the app though, it won't show up there as it won't be syncing any changes you make within your Dropbox folder on your computer. 

 

If you were, by any chance, referring to the Dropbox Badge, I'd suggest taking a look at the dedicated Help Center article

 

I hope this helps! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: How can I disable the Dropbox icon that appears next to files?

AmettOmega
Explorer | Level 4

Ah, it is the "Dropbox Badge". Weird name for a collaboration tool. Thanks a lot, I went to the help article. Hopefully that will resolve it.

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