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Keep it simple, please! How can I simply open my files from my computer?

Keep it simple, please! How can I simply open my files from my computer?

Lars_K_C
New member | Level 2

In its newest incarnation, the Dropbox app has become overly complicated. E.g: instead of opening a file by just clicking it, you need to click, then select open, then select which app to open it with......
The original Dropbox did one thing, and did it well - simplicity was its strength and its beauty.
I understand that you feel the pressure from the likes of Google Drive and OneDrive to integrate and add still more functions. But if you must do that, please make it an option.
Some of us once made a choice in favour of Dropbox against the others because of its simplicity and straight forward interface, whic was basically just another folder.

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Re: Keep it simple, please!!

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hi there @Lars_K_C

Welcome to the Dropbox Community!

At first, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this with us. Whether negative or positive, your feedback always helps us improve. 

In the meantime, you can indeed continue to use your Dropbox folder in Finder or File explorer. You can find more information about this and how to change your settings here:

https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/desktop-application-overview#finder

I hope this helps to some extent!


Lusil
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Re: Keep it simple, please!!

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hi there @Lars_K_C

Welcome to the Dropbox Community!

At first, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this with us. Whether negative or positive, your feedback always helps us improve. 

In the meantime, you can indeed continue to use your Dropbox folder in Finder or File explorer. You can find more information about this and how to change your settings here:

https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/desktop-application-overview#finder

I hope this helps to some extent!


Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Keep it simple, please!!

Lars_K_C
New member | Level 2

Hello Lusil

Thanks! This was exactly what I was looking for in the forum. But I got the impression from another thread, that this was not possible. I'm happy to find out I was wrong 🙂

Lars

Re: Keep it simple, please!!

Lusil
Dropboxer

Happy to help, @Lars_K_C:grin:

If there's anything else I can do to assist or you have any other questions, just give me a nudge. 

In the meantime, have a wonderful day ahead!


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