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Key Command/Shortcut to "Copy Dropbox Link" from Mac Finder.

Key Command/Shortcut to "Copy Dropbox Link" from Mac Finder.

Justin P.2
Collaborator | Level 10
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I copy download links all day from the Mac Finder. It would be great to assign a key command so that you can highlight a file in your Dropbox via Mac Finder, and press a key command to copy the link instead of right clicking.

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Gene_Parmesan
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Update (2023-01-17)

I've moved the script to a repository and expanded on the instructions.

 

 

I wanted this now, so I wrote a Python script to get the URL from the command line and created an Automator QuickAction that calls the script with the selected file(s) in Finder:

 

Screenshot 2021-07-03 at 21.51.12.png

 

Screenshot 2021-07-03 at 21.52.22.png

 

Now, ^⌘L copies the Dropbox URL of any number of files selected in the Dropbox folder.

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Deirdre C.
New member | Level 1
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I agree Justin

rwhgrwhg
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I'd love this.

zemelb
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Bumping this!  So needed

Daphne
Dropbox Staff
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This idea is going to need a bit more support.

We've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!


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MacOS1
New member | Level 2
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Bump. Please.

malmborg
New member | Level 2
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Hey – it's 2021. We need this.

diskander
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Bump. Please. It's almost 2022

CaitlinM
Explorer | Level 4
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Would really love to see this as it would also allow hotkey integration with different tools (I.E. a button on my mouse).

Gene_Parmesan
Collaborator | Level 8
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Signed up to vote for this! The contextual menu items should just be exported as services by the Dropbox app. Then they'd appear in Finder's Services menu and users would be able to assign shortcuts using System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts.

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