Re: Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Clare Page <>

Hi !

In answer to your question, Ron, the only time I get a Dropbox window I never used to get is just before my computer finishes booting, and it disappears in less than a minute, not coming back till the computer boots again. I don’t know whether it makes a difference that I’m on Windows 7, but I have never noticed any strange Dropbox windows appearing after my computer has finished booting. I am using Dropbox 68.4.102, which I assume is the latest version, as my Dropbox automatically updates on its own.

Bye for now!

From Clare


From: [] On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: mercredi 13 mars 2019 05:59
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups


Hi Group,


While this Drop Box issue is an annoyance, it goes away within a few minutes after system boot on my computer.  Are others having the phantom windows stay visible indefinitely?


On 3/12/2019 10:57 PM, Gene wrote:

I'm sure if the program weren't running, you wouldn't get such notifications.  But some people want the program to be constantly running and for those people this would be a problem.  And even if you have the program run at boot up, you can close it in the system tray.



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:51 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups


Would simply disabling it from Startup stop these invisible Dropbox windows from popping up?, or would the notifications also need to be turned off?


On 3/12/2019 8:17 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:

it certainly is, and until you turn off drop box, though you might like to know if a friend or colleague sends you stuff or gets stuff, you have to put up with this s**t.

On 3/11/2019 12:52 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

Its annoying as hell.


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From: <> on behalf of Sam Bushman <libertyroundtable@...>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 3:50:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups


That is correct – it’s not a notification. It is a box that comes up over and over though.



From: <> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups


For me, this is not a notification.  It looks exactly like the screen that comes up when I click the dropbox button in the system tray/user notifications area of windows 10.



On 3/11/2019 11:11 AM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:

Good Morning:  I read this information a little late.  However, I check notifications, which are in settings and the notification for Drop Box is uncheck.



On 2/25/2019 5:10 AM, Gene wrote:

Has anyone looked through options in Dropbox to see if anything is available about not showing notifications or messages?  These are, presumably, shown in the system tray.  I almost never use DropBox, though I have it, and I usually don't have it running.  I don't know if I have the latest version.  But the first thing I would do is look through the options to see if anything is available.  I may check later today but it might be better if someone checks who uses it regularly, and knows they have the problem version.  Presumably, I either do or it would update if I leave it on.



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 3:18 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups


The whole thrust of it for us is that you can hear when new updates come in.
To try to schedule everything at the studio will cause our non tech folk a

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Invisible Dropbox pop-ups

Is there any reason to have it running constantly?  You can exit it and only
run it when you want to use it.

----- Original Message -----

From: James Scholes
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:32 AM
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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