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JPG files opening in multiple preview windows on mac

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Hi, today after some kind of update when I highlight and open multiple JPG files from dropbox in preview on mac the files open in a seperate preview box for each file, they used to open in one preview box for all files but with mulitple thumbnails for that one box which was much neater and more efficient as you could manage and close all files from the one box, is there a way to change the settings to go back to the way that this used to happen before the update today? Thanks Anthony

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Re: JPG files opening in multiple preview windows on mac


Hey there @AntSol - how are you today?

I'm sorry to hear about this issue and while I'd appreciate a screenshot depicting the behavior you described, if you really don’t want to use the new file browser, you can continue to use the Dropbox folder in Finder exactly as you did before. Also, you can ask Dropbox to open Finder or File Explorer instead of the new file browser by changing your Dropbox preferences.

To return to using Finder or File Explorer as your default setting:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.
  2. Click your profile picture or initials in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Preferences….
  4. Click the dropdown next to Open folders in: and choose Finder or File Explorer

I hope this helps and please keep me posted on your progress. 


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