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Re: How to change back to the old Dropbox Desktop design

Explorer | Level 4

Thank you for the step explanation Daphne!  Thank You!!  THANK YOU!!!  Now my heart can settle down.  Understand enhancements but the simplicity of Dropbox being just like a folder on your computer is what makes it absolutely wonderful.  

SO HAPPY we can still have the old way!  Please hopefully we can still share folders with others the same way too?! 

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Desktop needs to have open in explorer shortcut

Explorer | Level 4

Dropbox changed it's windows client recently.

I used it all the time to right click and open the dropbox folder with my explorer.
..actually Classic Shell, it has done everything I needed to the file wanted fast

but now i need 5 clicks just to open dropbox in explorer ??!?

Come on! Don't make your application invalid just to make it look cool with useless stuff.

ADD REAL EXPLORER SHORTCUT TO THE TOP OF ICONS!

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Re: How to change back to the old Dropbox Desktop design

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Dropboxer

I'm glad we could keep it simple for you @DarRider

There hasn't been any recent changes made to the way that folders can be shared, but if you do run into any issues with this then you can start a new discussion with us here.

I hope you all had a great start to 2020! 


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Re: How to change back to the old Dropbox Desktop design

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I also totally dislike the new desktop app. I avoided using dropbox and started emailing images and files as it was so unfriendly and alien to use. I've take the advice and defaulted to Finder so that's a relief. Many thanks for the help.

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Re: Desktop needs to have open in explorer shortcut

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Dropboxer

Hey @jukka, apologies for the delayed reply here!

I've just moved your post here so I can point you to a previous post by @Lusil, my colleague, here.

If you change the default like Lusil mentioned in the first half of the post linked above, when you click the folder icon shown in the top right of your screenshot, it will open the Dropbox folder in your File Explorer instead.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: Just take me to my file explorer

Helpful | Level 5

Hello everybody, I just wanted to add that it would be very helpful to have that option of changing the behavior of Dropbox what JeffJ described under "EDIT".... this behavior of double clicking a file in the "recent files" was so helpful (I know this change was done already some time ago). The "new" behavior is very time consuming. What i need is, double clicking the file, and then it should open the finder window with the file selected. And not opening the file itself. Usually I need a preview that I access with the spacebar of said file, or another file in this folder that I know is in the same folder as the file shown in recent files. These days you have to click through all your subfolders. Let me know if there is a possibility to change this. Thank you! 

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Re: Just take me to my file explorer

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Hey @Schluni, thanks for joining us here!

To view the file in your Finder window from the Recents tab of the desktop app, you can right click and choose to "View in Finder".

At the moment, there isn't an option to change the default behaviour back from opening the file itself when double clicking in the Recents tab. I've made a note of your feedback on this though, so thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on this.

If there's anything else that I can help with in the meantime, please just give me a nudge here.

I hope you have a great day!


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Re: Just take me to my file explorer

Helpful | Level 6

I really don't get why it is so hard for the development team to add this. You already have the code for the old behavior. Add a checkbox in the preferences, and once toggled, have it execute the old (wanted) behavior instead. That's it.

Clearly there's a lot of people who are very dissatisfied with this change, and I genuinely wonder why we can't have, at the very least, a preference to change it back. Is there some very good reason why?

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Re: Just take me to my file explorer

Helpful | Level 5

Hey Daphne, thank you for your reply.

I'm aware of the option you described. The problem is, on a given day I have to repeat this step 100 times. This is why i described it as time consuming. I just say it one more time. The feature of double clicking the file was amazing. I hope you can bring that back at some point. Thank you. 

Best wishes, 

Daniel 

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Re: How to change back to the old Dropbox Desktop design

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Dear Daphne

I encountered the same problem with most of the people on this thread. I am using Windows 10.

I tried using your method, but I simply cannot see the Dropbox icon in the system tray (it used to be there when I was using the old version) (I can see the icons of the other running apps, eg Skype, in the system tray).

I then switched on the "Dropbox for S mode" (I have no idea why it is "for S mode"), and tried to follow your instructions:-

 

  • Click your profile pic/initials in the upper right corner -- there is no profile pic/initials anywhere on the interface of the app.
  • Click "Preferences..." -- I tried all pages and clicked on all icons I can find, but cannot see "preferences".
  • Click the dropdown next to "Open folders in:" and choose "Finder/File Explorer" -- as I cannot see "preferences" as above, I accordingly cannot find this.

Please help, or I will just have to switch to another cloud service.

Thank you.

 

Helen

 

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