... could you please elaborate a bit on what it is you’re trying to achieve?
He doesn't want the green check mark on his files. He wants to turn them off.
@David G.133, that's not currently possible. There is no supported method to remvoe the overlay icons. There are hacks to remove them, but the Dropbox application will just restore them.
I took a screen shot but not sure it's attached. The issue is that with the "icon checkmark" it is very hard to see the original icon when viewing files in "detail view mode". All you see is the little green checks icons everywhere. The best example is a word doc file vs an excel xls file. The word file has a blue icon and the excel files have a green icon. With sync files it's all green checks. Why have the icons at all.
When I am in Dropbox I know that 99.9999% of all my files are synced. I only need to know when a file isn't synced.
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I fing the checkmarks not only distracting, but on views with dozens of files, they tend to slow to Explorer's refresh significantly. It would be great to be able to turn them off.
I agree -the position of the green 'tick' obscures the icon behind it. This is a particular problem for Microsoft Office files, where the distinguishing feature is at the bottom left hand side of the icon. Green for excel, blue for work, red for powerpoint, etc. The Dropbox 'tick' hides that part.
Can Dropbox please consider adjusting the tick, for example putting it in the top-right rather than the bottom-left, so it doesn't obscure MS Office file icons so much?
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