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Turning off green checkmark overlay.

New member | Level 1

Whoa, what's this? I go to use dropbox today and there's green checkmarks all over my icons. Great. I'm on a mac and they're small enough as it is -- I need to be able to see my file icons, especially the images. How do I turn this off? I tried deleting the icon in the dropbox app itself but it just keeps on coming back. I don't mind if it tells me when something didn't sync or is in the process of syncing, but I don't need this stuff all over my files otherwise.

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

New member | Level 1

Indeed, I'd like to see this as well...

Get's annorying..

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

Super User

If you are on Yosemite :

System Preferences > Extensions > Finder (subsection) > Dropbox >Un tick the check box

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

New member | Level 1

Nice. Thanks!

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

New member | Level 1

I'm not on yosemite, so as far as I can tell, that doesn't help me.

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How to turn off green check marks on icons?

New member | Level 1

Just started this morning, I'm on a Mac running 10.8.5. They are very annoying

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Re: How to turn off green check marks on icons?

Collaborator | Level 10

The green check mark shows you that the file has been synchronised successfully with the online Dropbox ... don't you want to know that?

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

Collaborator | Level 10

On a Mac, inside the app itself (right-click and "Show Package contents", then "Resources") you will see a file called emblem-dropbox-uptodate.icns - that's the green check. In a graphics editor you could reduce the size of it, or even 'white it out' if you don't mind not knowing. However, I have no idea which graphics editors - if any - allow you to save something back in .icns format.

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Re: Turning off green checkmark overlay.

New member | Level 1

Yeah very overpowering in list view, a sea of bright green - very difficult to id type of files etc - much preferred previous look - what happened to 'deference' Dropbox?.

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Re: How to turn off green check marks on icons?

New member | Level 1

I have the same problem. These green check marks are VERY DISTRACTING. I want them gone.

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Turning off green checkmark overlay.
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