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File preview box taking up too much space on Dropbox website layout

Collaborator | Level 8

Recently within the last few days the Dropbox website changed to include a file preview window on the right hand side. This has now caused my list of files to be unreadable because of all the wasted white space on the left & right sides! Why was this stupid preview thing added and is there any way to get rid of it? The most important piece of info is the actual filename and there is so much garbage on either side squishing the names into a column so small they are useless. Such a horrible website design:

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Re: File preview box taking up too much space on Dropbox website layout

Dropboxer

Hey there @Bonnie K.4

Thanks for sharing your thoughts here on the Community!

I just wanted to check with you if the browser is zoomed in or if your browser isn't at full screen by any chance?

Let me know what you find!


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Re: File preview box taking up too much space on Dropbox website layout

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Oh wow, I just actually made the browser window smaller and somehow that fixed it! I kept making it bigger with no change, but smaller worked! Now that whole panel on the right hand side is gone. Much better!

Can I ask a different question maybe you can help with? I uploaded a file about an hour ago, and when I search my files on the Dropbox website for that file, it does not come up in the search results. However when I navigate to the folder it is in on the website I do see it in the list. Is there any reason why the search is not finding newly uploaded files? It used to be instantaenous, a second after a file was uploaded and I could search for it.

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Re: File preview box taking up too much space on Dropbox website layout

Dropboxer

Glad to hear you were able to resolve your initial concern, @Bonnie K.4 - awesome! grinning face with smiling eyes

As for the file not appearing in your search results, could you clear the browser's cache or switch to another browser? Maybe that will do the trick. 

Let me know how it goes!


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