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I'd like some more Thorough Setup/Management Controls when using the app.

I'd like some more Thorough Setup/Management Controls when using the app.

mitchrosefelt
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IMO, you have some confusing terminology for "online only".

In prefs/selective sync, online only means a folder won't be listed on the device.

Using the context menu, 'make online-only' means to list the files in a folder but not download them.

 

It would be super useful to be able to centrally see and control these settings individually - at least on a per/folder basis.

 

You've already included some tools to recognize small storage on a device. Listing all of one's files can be useful so it would be helpful to make it easier to do so.

 

In the current implementation we have to let the download start and set the folders individually (now requiring 2 levels of context menu in Windows). Then we have to wait until sync is complete to verify that the folder icon has a cloud. This is further obfuscated by the DB message stating that it is syncing files even when it is only indexing them. While all of this UX might be technically correct, file management could certainly be made easier and clearer with a few mods.

Thanks.

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Megan
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Hey there, @mitchrosefelt, thanks for taking the time to post here! 

 

Your feedback regarding our Dropbox desktop application has been very valuable and I will endeavor to make sure your voice is heard.

 

We listen to your needs because it allows us to fully appreciate how Dropbox fits into and influences your daily routine. I'll forward your comments to the appropriate areas so we can continue to improve.

 

I hope this helps!


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Megan
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Hey there, @mitchrosefelt, thanks for taking the time to post here! 

 

Your feedback regarding our Dropbox desktop application has been very valuable and I will endeavor to make sure your voice is heard.

 

We listen to your needs because it allows us to fully appreciate how Dropbox fits into and influences your daily routine. I'll forward your comments to the appropriate areas so we can continue to improve.

 

I hope this helps!


Megan
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