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Where is the gear icon on my Dropbox desktop app?

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Anyone know where to find the gear icon on Dropbox?

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Super User II

It's part of the Dropbox client you install on your computer. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and the gear will be in the upper-right corner of the window that opens.

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Ok, sorry I feel daft but what is systems tray. I have tried getting dropbox from browser and from 'pictures' I still don't see any gear icon. Much appreciate your patience with me.

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Re: Gear icon

Super User II

The system tray is where your clock is on your computer.

It is usually bottom right on a Windows machine and top right on Mac's.

Ignore the website - its nothing to do with that


 


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The gear icon WAS on my system tray -- now, no more. How can I get it back?

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Super User II

Is Dropbox actually running then?

If not restart it. 


 


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Hi, 

I saw the comment as to where is the gear for MAC, the problem is that I can't find the gear to look for preferences.  Where is it?  The only gear I see has nothing of Preferences in it.

It's on the top right corner of what? the finder? the computer?

thanks!!

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Re: Gear icon

Super User II

Its in the Dropbox menu. 

Click on the Dropbox icon then the gear icon. 


 


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It's just that I can't find the gear.  The only little gear I see has nothing with preferences in it.

 

Is it in finder? is it in the computer itself?

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Re: Gear icon

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Its on the computer itself. On the Dropbox application. 

Click on the Dropbox icon on the status bar (i.e. near the clock, usually top right). It is there. 


 


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