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Re: Gear icon

Super User II
Super User II

judyc wrote:

when I go to the dropbox icon in the system's tray, it doesn't have a check, and shows a box with Up to Date and the version number, but I don't get the recently updated box (or any box) with the gear in it.


If you single-click that icon you should see the Dropbox window appear, with the gear in the upper-right corner.

 

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Also, the check mark no longer appears on the Dropbox icon. The screenshots shown in previous replies are out of date.

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Dang brilliant Alicia E. !!!  How did you ever find that blasted little "gear"?  Good job!  

Thanks,

Ward Overall

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

thank you so much for this valuable information, i was like where the hell is this gear wheel, it's just not user friendly, screen shots worked a treat

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Explorer | Level 3

I cannot find the gear icon.  Where is it hidden?

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Super User II
Super User II
Have you read the thread? It has been pointed out numerous times in screengrabs CarolynMello as to where it is.

If you still have issues you need to explain to us in more detail whats happening.

 


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Super User
Super User

@CarolynMello wrote:

I cannot find the gear icon.  Where is it hidden?


Hello, @CarolynMello...

 

You didn't offer any specifics as to what tools you're currently using, such as; operating system or what type of device (eg: computer, phone or tablet).

 

As Mark has pointed out... if you read through this entire thread, you'll find 5-different posts with screenshots showing where to find the gear icon.

 

Please be aware that the gear icon is only visible when you're using the Dropbox Desktop Client.

 

If you have the Dropbox Desktop Client installed on your computer, then look for the Dropbox Icon in your system tray or menu bar (view directions - be sure to choose your operating system).

 

After locating the Dropbox Icon, click on it and you'll see the gear icon in the upper right-corner of the Dropbox pop-up window.

 

If above didn't help you, please do as Mark suggested by giving more information to us so we can assist you further (consider posting a screenshot so we can see what you're viewing minus any sensitive info).

 

I'm listing the Help Center articles below for your convenience, this way you can read them at your leisure.



HELP CENTER ARTICLES:

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Re: Gear icon

Helpful | Level 5

Most helpful. I did not know what the systems tray was or where it was. Thanks you

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi.  I have the Dropbox app.   I have clicked the dropbox icon in the system tray.  A window comes up.  But there is no gearbox in the upper right hand corner of the  window that has opened up.   I am running on Windows 10.  Thanks. 

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Super User II
Super User II

It's this icon...

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Helpful | Level 5

I am trying to paste a screen shot, but every time I try, I get the message, "An unexpected error has occurred" with no explanation about what has gone wrong

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