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How can I stop notifications on Windows 10?

How can I stop notifications on Windows 10?

AAAlter
Explorer | Level 4

How can I stop User Account Control from demanding approval every time someone updates a Dropbox file? I'm running under Windows 10 and preferences does not seem to change anything.

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Re: Stop Notifications!

Jane
Dropboxer
Thanks for circling back to me on this discussion with this screenshot (@lucasvandermeer), this has been really helpful, I hope you’ve had a great Friday so far!
 
In similar cases, when we suspect that something isn’t working correctly, we usually advise attempting a re-installation. If you’d like to follow my advice, you can have a look at the steps below:
 
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  • Stop Dropbox (If needed) by clicking the Dropbox icon in the system tray at the bottom of your screen. >Click on the gear icon in the Notifications panel and select "Quit Dropbox".

  • Uninstall Dropbox: [Note: If Dropbox was installed by a Windows administrator in Program Files, you will need admin permissions to remove the application.]> Click on the Start button on the bottom left of your screen, and select "Control Panel" (Windows 7), or type Control Panel at the Start screen or start menu, and click on it (Windows 10, 8 ).> Click "Uninstall a Program". >Select Dropbox from the list of programs and click "Uninstall".

  • When the uninstall finishes, reboot your computer. This will make sure the uninstall is complete.  

  • At that point, I’d suggest disabling any Security/Antivirus programs & give our offline installer a try: https://www.dropbox.com/downloading?plat=win&type=full (Windows)  
Please keep me updated here on your findings or results whenever you have some spare time & I’ll do my best to follow-up with you. Thanks in advance for taking the time to try my suggestions & I’m wishing you a relaxed weekend ahead! 

 


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Re: Stop Notifications!

Rich
Super User II

That's not User Account Control. That's the Windows 10 notification system. Either disable the various notification options in Dropbox Preferences, or turn off Dropbox in Windows' notification options.

Re: Stop Notifications!

AAAlter
Explorer | Level 4

It may not be from "User Account Control", but that's what it says at the top of every pop up that warns me a file has been updated. I can attach a screenshot if that would help. My notification preferences are turned off in Dropbox, and the option in Windows notifications for Dropbox is grayed out.

 

Re: Stop Notifications!

Rich
Super User II
Attach the screenshot, because I have a feeling that it's not Dropbox doing it, especially if you've disabled notifications.

Re: Stop Notifications!

AAAlter
Explorer | Level 4

It won't let me take a screen shot, because it locks all processes until I answer the question. Nevertheless, I took a photo of the screen. See attached. I hope it's attached ... I had to paste in a path ... maybe that works.

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Re: Stop Notifications!

Mark
Super User II
You've pasted the local file's location (i.e. C:\ etc.) so that wont work sorry, you need to upload it first to Dropbox etc. and paste a link here after that

 


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Re: Stop Notifications!

AAAlter
Explorer | Level 4

Screen image

Re: Stop Notifications!

Lee B.29
New member | Level 2

I'm having this exact problem on one of 4 Win10 boxes where I run Dropbox -- in this case a new Lenovo laptop.  The message  definitely states it's from User Account Control.  I've tried to figure out what's different on this machine, but can't find anything in Dropbox preferences or Win10 that solves the problem.  Has anyone found an answer to this?

Re: Stop Notifications!

lucasvandermeer
Explorer | Level 4

I'm having the exact same problem with a brand new Dell laptop. 

Re: Stop Notifications!

Jane
Dropboxer

Hey @lucasvandermeer, are you facing the same issue as the OP? Please let me know of the details in regards to this inquiry & I’ll make sure to follow-up with you asap. Thanks in advance!

 


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