Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

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When it opens it acts just like the tray, ie pressing space gives a menu. One of the options on the menu that I've never heard of is snooze notifications. Could this be a new feature which uses inaccessible display routines. so we need somebody to go on the web site for us and report this problem in accessibility. Somebody on here must be sighted and able to help their web site is rather unfriendly so I have given up on the thing going around in circles.

If somebody can look at preferences who has a working preferences system, unlike my windows 7, could they look for this snooze function? It seems you can stop dropbox for some minutes hours or till the next day. Not really sure what on earth is the point in alerting people that its not active when the whole point of dropbox as it just does its thing. I can understand it on a portable app, where mobile data is a t a premium and you may only want it to update on wifi, but for goodness sake the mobile app is not an off line solution unless you pay for it on mobiles its basically just looking at the web site. These are two different use cases.

Seems crazy if this is what it is.

It would also explain why my people at the studio have been having some odd things going on on recordings if programs are shoving windows up for no apparent reason and mouse clickers close them and muck up the recording in the process.

Its been fine for years, if its not bust dont fix it.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "marcio via Groups.Io" <>
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Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

On my side, I have a feeling that I'm getting the same window, although
it's not as the firs poster described.
It's more like yours, Brian, it opens mostly when the Windows starts
and, every now and then, randomly.
I just don't know what this window is about, so I'm not sure it's the
same. May well be so, though.

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Em 25/02/2019 06:17, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io escreveu:
I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, only at the moment its only at
start up. If I leave it for about three mins then it can be closed,
but not until. Last time it was according to a friend a picture of a
cartoon dog promoting one of the paid for services, such as business
services. I'm getting the impression that they are short of money and
need moor of us to pay. Now they are not making any friends by this
sort of nagging are they?

Its even worse if the nag screen does not contain any readable text.
I do have worries though as we use dropbox a lot for talking
newspapers and if this goes on some of us will be looking for
something less inaccessible

I only have version 67 here so maybe this mess is on the latest version.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes"
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Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:32 PM
Subject: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Hi all,

I'm running Dropbox v68.3.92. Approximately every half an hour or
so, NVDA's focus is being moved to a Dropbox window which only seems
to contain a single, blank edit field. The window doesn't seem to
stay on the screen, but focus isn't returned to where it was
previously after it disappears. In fact, NVDA reports it as taking
up a rectangle of 0 pixels, so I don't know if anything shows up
visually on the screen at all.

As you can imagine, having to dismiss these boxes several times per
day is irritating. Does anybody have a work-around?


James Scholes

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