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Delete Notifications from the desktop app

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Does anyone know how to remove the notification that a folder has been shared with you (shows on the desktop folder app at the top)?

It reads: "Ashley Stewart Shared XXXX with you"

It's driving me crazy! I've downloaded the items but the notification folder won't go away!

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Super User II
Super User II

You can't. Notifications will fall off the list as new ones are added.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I wish I could show you a screen shot. It's not the ones under "recently changed" - it's above that and shows a icon of a folder. It's not that big of a deal but driving me crazy!

Super User II
Super User II
I wish I could show you a screen shot

Take a screenshot as you normally would. Store it in your Dropbox and create a share link to it. Post the link here.

Super User alumni
Super User alumni

Again it cant be removed. AFAIK. I have a tickler in the back of my mind that it disappears after a period of time. But I don't recall if that really happened, or it was my desire to have it happen that way. I wish I could recall more but truth be told I seldom if ever use shared folders.

I remember during the betas that introduced this behavior I asked for a similar way to dismiss it.

You can try using the old interface if you like its Option Click on the Dropbox icon on a Mac and I think Command Click on Windows. But its not as informative.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Inv ite yourself to a folder a few times and the other one falls off the list.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This is highly annoying. I use the notifications list to view recent activity quickly, and having shared folders appear there is very distracting.

Explorer | Level 4

I agree - hugely, incredibly annoying. I want to be in control of these, and delete them when I want.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

The quick access to recently updated files is convenient, but having the latest shared documents  lingering over them all the time is an obstacle and an annoyance.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

This is seriously bugging the crap out of me! If I had known the link would show up on every single person's desktop until the end of time - I never would have shared the link. It should be a simple fix from the developers to allow removal of the notification or even better - just don't display it in the first place! 

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Did anyone ever find a solution to this annoying problem? The shared folders appearing there is super distracting.

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