Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>

Hi.  I didn't find anything in the dropbox options menu to stop notifications, which I find especially annoying as i am a paying customer.  ☹.

On 2/25/2019 11:38 PM, Gene wrote:

It isn't clear to me if this discussion is relevant. 
But the message that talks about possibly stopping all notifications may be helpful.  Each comment is preceded by a line with the word menu.  Searching for this word will efficiently get you from one answer to the next.  A lot of people are disgusted by these notifications and Dropbox will have to address the problem, as you will see.
I didn't find anything about Snooze notifications by searching for snooze notifications Dropbox.
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Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

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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From: "marcio via Groups.Io" <marcinhorj21@...>
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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.
> Cheers,
> Marcio
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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.
>> Brian
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>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes"
>> <james@...>
>> To: <>
>> 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?
>>> Regards,
>>> James Scholes

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