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[Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

[Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

philodrendronmoonrise
New member | Level 2

Hey, as indicated in this Dropbox search article under "How to use the desktop app search bar", there is an option to click on the Dropbox icon on a Mac menu bar and search Dropbox. There used to be a search bar, but now that is gone (see screenshot). I wasn't able to figure out how to get it back via preferences. I thought it was being hidden by the sync status bar, which I can't seem to remove either. Does anyone know what to do to get the search bar back? I am on Big Sur 11.2.3 if that helps.

 

Screen Shot 2021-04-11 at 1.15.04 PM.png

 

I understand I can still open up the fuller Dropbox app but that defeats the purpose of a quick search and using Dropbox as storage for all my files rather than save to my computer.

 

Thanks! 

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Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Rich
Super User II

@philodrendronmoonrise wrote:

Dropbox icon on a Mac menu bar and search Dropbox. There used to be a search bar, but now that is gone ...


Either they've decided to remove it (and haven't said anything as of yet) or it's a bug that's cropped up in the latest beta releases. You can post about it in the thread that matches the version you're running.

 

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Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Rich
Super User II

@philodrendronmoonrise wrote:

Dropbox icon on a Mac menu bar and search Dropbox. There used to be a search bar, but now that is gone ...


Either they've decided to remove it (and haven't said anything as of yet) or it's a bug that's cropped up in the latest beta releases. You can post about it in the thread that matches the version you're running.

 

Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

philodrendronmoonrise
New member | Level 2

Thanks Rich! I didn't realize I was a part of early releases. I was able to get the search bar back by opting out of early releases and re-downloading the desktop app.

Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Giuliano Bertello
New member | Level 2

@philodrendronmoonrise wrote:

Thanks Rich! I didn't realize I was a part of early releases. I was able to get the search bar back by opting out of early releases and re-downloading the desktop app.


Where do you see this from? I have the same problem, across platforms the search functionality is gone!

Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Walter
Dropboxer
Hi @Giuliano Bertello, thanks for joining the discussion here and welcome to our Community!

If you'd like to turn off the early releases, you can do it via your account's settings online

You may then need to install our latest stable version of the desktop app through this page

Let me know how it goes!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Giuliano Bertello
New member | Level 2

Found it! I had no idea, search is now working again!

Screen Shot 2021-05-19 at 14.17.12.png

Re: [Macbook menu bar] How to get Dropbox app search bar back

Walter
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Glad to hear that, Giuliano!

See you around the Community and thanks for using Dropbox!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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