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How can I switch off the checkmark icon?

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HOW DO YOU TURN OFF THE ICON CHECKMARK

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi there!
 
Are you by any chance referring to the green circle with a check mark White check mark that’s on your files in your Dropbox folder? If so, please note that this icon translates as a file or folder that has finished syncing the latest changes and is up to d.... These could be changes you made, or changes made by someone you shared the file or folder with. 
 
If I’ve misunderstood your concern, please let me know any additional info or send me a screenshot (excluding personal info) illustrating what you’re seeing so as to have a better understanding. 
 
Cheers!
David G.133 New member | Level 2
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Yes, I like the icons without the checkmark.  With the checkmark everything is green.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Although there isn’t currently a way to stop the syncing icons from appearing (unless you stop the desktop app from running, in which case, it would stop syncing), could you please elaborate a bit on what it is you’re trying to achieve? 
 
Thanks in advance, @David G.133!
Super User II
Super User II

@Lusil wrote:
... 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.

David G.133 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

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.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Thanks for the detailed description here, @David G.133
 
The desktop app shows these syncing icons to let you know what's happening. If there are no icons, it means that the desktop app isn’t running and as a result, not syncing
 
If you have a file that’s not synced, you can tell from the blue icon with the rotating arrows and from the Dropbox icon that’s next to your desktop’s clock which should read syncing. 
 
As @Rich mentions previously, disabling these icons isn’t currently an option, as they play a vital part in the functionality of the Dropbox application. You can find more info about them here
 
Let us know if you have any other questions!
Dan G.35 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Haha - no "likes" on this response... 

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.

DaveMcA New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

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?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey @DaveMcA, thanks for sharing this thought with us, I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future review. slightly smiling face
 
If you have any other comments you’d like me to forward, please don’t hesitate to get back to us and, in the meantime, have a wonderful day ahead!
linukas New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

@Lusil wrote:
Hey @DaveMcA, thanks for sharing this thought with us, I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future review. slightly smiling face
 
If you have any other comments you’d like me to forward, please don’t hesitate to get back to us and, in the meantime, have a wonderful day ahead!

Maybe it is possible to add setting that it would be possible to adjust that icon size, so you can minimize it to not cover main file icon...

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