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Re: dropbox rules sharing links

 

Very appreciative, Shaun.
I really think this must be spreaded as much as possible because as I never got an official Dropbox email telling me about it, I'd believe many people didn't get one either.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
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Em 13/04/2019 15:50, Shaun Everiss disse:

Hi.

This is to anyone that wants to propogate the message about the net.

Never thought it would go this far, but its going to make it to twitter to, and maybe places where people will have issue with it.
So, here are the links.

1.  the post is mirrored on my blog

https://smeveriss.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Its mirrored here to for those that care.

http://technology.jaredrimer.net/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Either of those links will work, my personal blog link should work the other will work to.








Re: How to contact list members off list?

Judy Jones
 

Hi, you are right in some cases.

 

On some lists with Jaws you can press Jawskey-shift-r, and the sender’s individual e-mail will come up.  It seems to work in groups.io, but not on the nfbnet lists.  I am using Outlook 2010 with Windows 10.

 

Judy

“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:23 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to contact list members off list?

 

Judy,

          I don't think there's a way to do this under Groups.io because the actual sender's address is not a part of the From: field.

          If it were, you could use the standard Reply keyboard shortcut, but doing that for a list message replies to the group, not the originating sender.  I believe the only way to reply directly to sender, without also including the list, with ease in most e-mail clients is hitting that Reply to Sender link at the end of messages or digest entries.  That's why that particular link came into existence in the very early days of Groups.io.

           I've never dealt with an e-mailing list where direct replies to originating senders of single messages didn't involve a workaround of some kind as the From: and Reply-To are usually set to the mailing list address.
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Re: How to contact list members off list?

 

Hi,
Well I tried it just for giggles and it worked perfectly, except for the fact that, when I tried to close the new message window, my Thunderbird hmm crashed completely and I had to restart it.
What happens when you hit this link is as simple as that: A new message opens so you can type in with the "to" field being who sent this message and the "Private:" prefixing the subject.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
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Em 13/04/2019 16:17, Dan Beaver disse:

Actually, if I open the context menu on the reply to sender link and then click on the compose email to choice then it does open a new email and does populate the to: field with the sender's email address. 


But still clicking on the reply to sender link does nothing.


Dan

On 4/13/2019 3:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:
I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.
Dan,

           Are you, by chance, using webmail?   Mailto: links won't necessarily work smoothly with some webmail.  If you bring up the context menu and copy that link, it is a mailto: link.

           It will have the word mailto: immediately followed by the sender's e-mail address, followed by a question mark, followed by what will be put in the message subject automatically.  You can snag the actual e-mail address that way if you're using webmail that does not respond to a mailto: link.

           I haven't encountered an actual e-mail client like Thunderbird, WLM, Outlook, etc., in a very long time that doesn't respond to a mailto: link by opening a compose window with the To: address and Subject: prepopulated based on what the link has in it.
 
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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

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Re: How to contact list members off list?

 

Judy,

          I don't think there's a way to do this under Groups.io because the actual sender's address is not a part of the From: field.

          If it were, you could use the standard Reply keyboard shortcut, but doing that for a list message replies to the group, not the originating sender.  I believe the only way to reply directly to sender, without also including the list, with ease in most e-mail clients is hitting that Reply to Sender link at the end of messages or digest entries.  That's why that particular link came into existence in the very early days of Groups.io.

           I've never dealt with an e-mailing list where direct replies to originating senders of single messages didn't involve a workaround of some kind as the From: and Reply-To are usually set to the mailing list address.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Re: How to contact list members off list?

Judy Jones
 

Just for the fun of it, I tried, and it does work in Outlook.

 

Judy

“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to contact list members off list?

 

Actually, if I open the context menu on the reply to sender link and then click on the compose email to choice then it does open a new email and does populate the to: field with the sender's email address. 

 

But still clicking on the reply to sender link does nothing.

 

Dan

On 4/13/2019 3:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:

I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.

Dan,

           Are you, by chance, using webmail?   Mailto: links won't necessarily work smoothly with some webmail.  If you bring up the context menu and copy that link, it is a mailto: link.

           It will have the word mailto: immediately followed by the sender's e-mail address, followed by a question mark, followed by what will be put in the message subject automatically.  You can snag the actual e-mail address that way if you're using webmail that does not respond to a mailto: link.

           I haven't encountered an actual e-mail client like Thunderbird, WLM, Outlook, etc., in a very long time that doesn't respond to a mailto: link by opening a compose window with the To: address and Subject: prepopulated based on what the link has in it.
 
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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

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Re: dropbox rules sharing links

Lenron
 

Man this is so annoying. Db was fine the way it was. Just away to rip
people off and make them upgrade.

On 4/13/19, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi.

This is to anyone that wants to propogate the message about the net.

Never thought it would go this far, but its going to make it to twitter
to, and maybe places where people will have issue with it.
So, here are the links.

1.  the post is mirrored on my blog

https://smeveriss.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Its mirrored here to for those that care.

http://technology.jaredrimer.net/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Either of those links will work, my personal blog link should work the
other will work to.





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Re: How to contact list members off list?

Dan Beaver
 

Actually, if I open the context menu on the reply to sender link and then click on the compose email to choice then it does open a new email and does populate the to: field with the sender's email address. 


But still clicking on the reply to sender link does nothing.


Dan

On 4/13/2019 3:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:
I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.
Dan,

           Are you, by chance, using webmail?   Mailto: links won't necessarily work smoothly with some webmail.  If you bring up the context menu and copy that link, it is a mailto: link.

           It will have the word mailto: immediately followed by the sender's e-mail address, followed by a question mark, followed by what will be put in the message subject automatically.  You can snag the actual e-mail address that way if you're using webmail that does not respond to a mailto: link.

           I haven't encountered an actual e-mail client like Thunderbird, WLM, Outlook, etc., in a very long time that doesn't respond to a mailto: link by opening a compose window with the To: address and Subject: prepopulated based on what the link has in it.
 
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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

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Re: How to contact list members off list?

Judy Jones
 

I was responding to the contacting of persons off list.  In Jaws, there is a key combination that allows you to reply directly to sender.

 

Judy

“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:08 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to contact list members off list?

 

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:40 PM, Judy Jones wrote:

In NVDA, is there a key combination for this, as there is in Jaws?

It's not entirely clear what the "this" refers to.
 
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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Re: How to contact list members off list?

Dan Beaver
 

Hi Brian,


No, I am using Thunderbird and it is the latest version.


Like I said, it appears that it does nothing at all.  I can't find any mailto: tags or anything like that.  It also isn't bringing up another new email screen.  Very strange.


Dan 

On 4/13/2019 3:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:
I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.
Dan,

           Are you, by chance, using webmail?   Mailto: links won't necessarily work smoothly with some webmail.  If you bring up the context menu and copy that link, it is a mailto: link.

           It will have the word mailto: immediately followed by the sender's e-mail address, followed by a question mark, followed by what will be put in the message subject automatically.  You can snag the actual e-mail address that way if you're using webmail that does not respond to a mailto: link.

           I haven't encountered an actual e-mail client like Thunderbird, WLM, Outlook, etc., in a very long time that doesn't respond to a mailto: link by opening a compose window with the To: address and Subject: prepopulated based on what the link has in it.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

-- 
Dan Beaver (KC4DOY)


Re: How to contact list members off list?

 

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:40 PM, Judy Jones wrote:
In NVDA, is there a key combination for this, as there is in Jaws?
It's not entirely clear what the "this" refers to.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Re: How to contact list members off list?

 

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:
I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.
Dan,

           Are you, by chance, using webmail?   Mailto: links won't necessarily work smoothly with some webmail.  If you bring up the context menu and copy that link, it is a mailto: link.

           It will have the word mailto: immediately followed by the sender's e-mail address, followed by a question mark, followed by what will be put in the message subject automatically.  You can snag the actual e-mail address that way if you're using webmail that does not respond to a mailto: link.

           I haven't encountered an actual e-mail client like Thunderbird, WLM, Outlook, etc., in a very long time that doesn't respond to a mailto: link by opening a compose window with the To: address and Subject: prepopulated based on what the link has in it.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Re: Quick Navigation By Heading in Google Docs

Andre Fisher
 

That won't work. If you press NVDA+F2, then Control+Alt+N, NVDA will be restarted. This is because it is a desktop shortcut and not an NVDA command.


Re: How to contact list members off list?

Gene
 

You don't have to get information from the profile and a lot of people won't have one.  What e-mail program are you using?  You can get the address from the message but the way may differ.
 
Gene

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Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:39 PM
Subject: [nvda] How to contact list members off list?

Hello guys,
How can I contact people of this list personally via email? Only few people have their names as clickable links, which leads to their profile where their contact information is available. How to view the profiles of other people?
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dropbox rules sharing links

 

Hi.

This is to anyone that wants to propogate the message about the net.

Never thought it would go this far, but its going to make it to twitter to, and maybe places where people will have issue with it.
So, here are the links.

1.  the post is mirrored on my blog

https://smeveriss.wordpress.com/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Its mirrored here to for those that care.

http://technology.jaredrimer.net/2019/04/13/new-dropbox-rules/

Either of those links will work, my personal blog link should work the other will work to.


Re: How to contact list members off list?

Judy Jones
 

In NVDA, is there a key combination for this, as there is in Jaws?

 

Judy

“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to contact list members off list?

 

I guess I haven't paid much attention to the links at the end of the posts.  I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.

 

Dan Beaver

On 4/13/2019 2:30 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

At the end of each message (or digest entry) there should be a "Reply to Sender" link for the sender of that message.  That will trigger your e-mail client to open a compose window with that sender's address already prepopulated.

Just like there is a group message archive, there is a group directory for those members who allow their e-mail address to appear in it:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/directory

Since there are over 1000 members of this group, the directory spans 17 pages of content and, I just noticed (as I've never used it) there is no search mechanism for the member directory.

If you happen to know some specific keywords of a message a certain member posted, you can also search the group archive (https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topics)
for a message using those, and a link to that member's profile, and e-mail button, will be part of the message itself, presented as a link at the very start of the message.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

-- 
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Re: How to contact list members off list?

Dan Beaver
 

I guess I haven't paid much attention to the links at the end of the posts.  I just looked and yest there is a link for replying to sender.  However, I just tried to click on it and it does nothing for me.


Dan Beaver

On 4/13/2019 2:30 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
At the end of each message (or digest entry) there should be a "Reply to Sender" link for the sender of that message.  That will trigger your e-mail client to open a compose window with that sender's address already prepopulated.

Just like there is a group message archive, there is a group directory for those members who allow their e-mail address to appear in it:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/directory

Since there are over 1000 members of this group, the directory spans 17 pages of content and, I just noticed (as I've never used it) there is no search mechanism for the member directory.

If you happen to know some specific keywords of a message a certain member posted, you can also search the group archive (https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topics)
for a message using those, and a link to that member's profile, and e-mail button, will be part of the message itself, presented as a link at the very start of the message.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 

-- 
Dan Beaver (KC4DOY)


Re: How to contact list members off list?

 

At the end of each message (or digest entry) there should be a "Reply to Sender" link for the sender of that message.  That will trigger your e-mail client to open a compose window with that sender's address already prepopulated.

Just like there is a group message archive, there is a group directory for those members who allow their e-mail address to appear in it:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/directory

Since there are over 1000 members of this group, the directory spans 17 pages of content and, I just noticed (as I've never used it) there is no search mechanism for the member directory.

If you happen to know some specific keywords of a message a certain member posted, you can also search the group archive (https://nvda.groups.io/g/nvda/topics)
for a message using those, and a link to that member's profile, and e-mail button, will be part of the message itself, presented as a link at the very start of the message.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Re: new dropbox rules

 

Hmmm is it worth it then.

If I get more devices maybe I will have to get that though the dropbox client and website are not the most accessible.

The only reason I use it a part from the fact I have 6gb free from other sources, is that no other client is accessible.

Icloud works sort of, google drive is a joke, and I have never got onedrive at least sorted to what I would like.

Dropbox has never had to many issues but it did use to be easier in the past.



On 14/04/2019 1:24 AM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi Brian,

regarding the cost of upgrading, I upgraded to a Plus account becuase I use DropBox a lot and was getting close to filling my basic subscription with a small increase in space from recommending DropBox to my mother. I get 1Tb of space and it costs ‘£79 per year ‘You’ll be charged £79.00 including applicable tax, (minus any applicable credits or promos) yearly until you cancel your subscription.’

Giles


Re: new dropbox rules

 

Well I was amazed on how many devices and sessions still active in my security dashboard.

6 devices, 2 of which are 1 my primary and 2 my secondary win7 box but who knows if I will ever use that for anything and even if I do, I may not sync it.

I had at least 3 others.

The first was an xp box and the other 2 were reformatted systems or systems with busted profiles no longer used.

I had 20 sessions of webbrousers open, 19 of those were old sessions why they didn't close inactives is interesting.

MOre important, its scarey to note persistance of inactive things, I mean if any of those were not mine, ...

On 14/04/2019 12:36 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi if you have an Iphone its considerably easier. I won't clutter here with it, but I just removed a computer I do not have and
a second occurrence of one I do have before I changed the password. something I cannot now do on the pc due to the problem of my computer no longer reading the log in from the desktop app.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:09 AM
Subject: [nvda] new dropbox rules


Hi all.

This is a small warning to everyone that uses dropbox.

From march this year, all basic accounts are limited to 3 devices.

What does that mean?

Nothing, except that dropbox remembers every device and session ever made.

So you reformat your computer or change your account name, or get another computer and don't unlink first, your device becomes a ghost device same with app programs, and brouser sessions.

1. sign into dropbox.

The easiest way to do this is to login with your own client, click the tray icon and launch dropbox.

Now near the top of the page is a menu called my account hit space on that, scroll down to settings, hit shift space to exit forms mode then hit enter.

Don't move about else things will just not work right.

Now dropbox settings load.

hit control home for the top of the page then h.

2. select security tab, in the same way, enter forms mode once you scroll down to the list of tabs, and locate security.

get out of forms mode and hit enter.

Next control home again.

then hit t.

3. The next thing to do is locate every session in the first table which has an end session button it and hit the space bar till they are all gone.

Next locate the device tree which is directly below the brouser treeview.

The first device in the list is your device.

scroll to the end of that list.

Every device you have ever linked including every ghost device linked in the past will exist, I had 6, my dad had 2.

Hit unlink button on all the devices bar the one that says its been modified in the last hour.

Every other device will have a time when it was last valid.

Finally go through the steps of going to my account, then settingss however next select the connected apps view.

Then disconnect every app you don't use and service.

If you need to link devices take note of the devices you want to connect.

A basic user can connect up to 3 devices.

Those can be a computer, a phone and one other device or 3 computers.

You can buy, but to be honest, if you get this warning and are only using 1 device, then you probably have a lot of ghost devices.

I'd also update your password at this time if you have forgotten it if you havn't allready.

I'd also check to see if you know what all the devices you have are, if you find something you don't know, then chances are someone has hacked your account or you linked to a device somewhere else.

In a way this while annoying is good in a way.

I had no idea dropbox kept all devices from all reformats and all times I had changed dropbox.

I had 6 devices, 1 is my device I had.

The next one before that was my old win7 device which I may relink later.

The rest were my win7 and xp devices and their reformats including profile changes etc.

My apps were not needed ones and I clobbered them.

As for my brouser sessions including the current one there were 19 others which were still signed in from devices that were no longer active.

In the case of my dad's system, there were 2 devices, the current one, and an older instance of the same device which existed before it, its good to know that I was able to kill things.

Now I know about this, if I need to reformat my first thing after I get back in is to kill the ghost devices that linger inactive after the fact.

This actually is a good reason to check security on my account if anything else.

Its worth noting that if you need more space and upgrade you won't have to bother with this though even if you do knowing what I had, its worth looking at the site anyway.

I didn't need all those 20 sessions logged in at once, nore did I need the 6 devices 4 of which were ghosts of old linked devices and one which is not on the network.

I guess knowing that I could link that one but even so I will be carefull to check every linked system I service to make sure its all clear of stuff that shouldn't be on it.






.


Re: new dropbox rules

 

Firstly no it does not effect shared folders.

Iff you have machines linked daily, they will stay linked.

But if you for any reason need to reformat, or something you will not be able to link till your linked devices are cleared.

If you need to use more than 3 units at one time, and for a basic user its highly unlikely you should need many units, I have a few suggestions.

1.  while a real pain, buying an upgrade to your account may be the easiest option.

2.  you can of course use the website for unlimited devices its all the linked client deals.

I suggest you view your devices, any machines with new profiles on accounts, reformats, xp and other wise, well the older units will exist but be inactive.

You may need to make other accounts for extra machines if you really need that.

To be honest, if you are really using more then 3 units daily, and don't want to pay for dropbox storage space, you could buy google storage space.

While its quite a lot for over 2tb of storage, a 100-200mb storage space doesn't cost that much.

On icloud its a little more but 200 mb is still only 10 bucks, dropbox is 9 bucks for 1tb though.

To be honest if it is part of your work and or something you really use, I'd try to stomach all the stuff that went with it and get the full office 360, that can be 100 or so a year but you get office, the space, and basically the skype version of your cellphone plan from any previder.

There is no reason for anyone to need more than 3 devices, 2 at most.

If you really need to sync things and while you will not be able to use a credit card, it may be easier to buy resilio home pro for 50 bucks, you will need the space to sync folders but you can supposedly selective sync the folders and share keys about.

How many of the devices are daily uses, and how many devices do you need synced.

If its 5 fine, but I doubt its really that.

For saldom used devices, maybe its easier to unlink everything bar the most used devices your phone and at least 1 pc instance, then simply transfer about.

I have another pc on win7 about, but I don't really need to sync that with dropbox as such for what I use it for though I guess I can do that I just have to remember to police my device and session lists thats not a real issue if you think about it.

To be honest, I'd like an ability to have a device if not used in say 6 months to a year to be automatically kulled from the linked device list.

In my mind its completely unlikely you will need to use more than 3 units, certainly a laptop and a phone maybe but not both.

For me, I don't know if I would bother linking my phone to dropbox for the reason I really don't need anything of that on my phone to do anything with.

I have 1 unit and 1 only on client.

Knowing what dropbox is now, I do think if I actually got into a business, I'd gofor a 5 user personal or business pack of office linked things rather than dropbox, or dropbox 1tb maybe I'd do that thats still quite cheap I guess.

On 13/04/2019 10:53 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
How does this affect shared folders?
I assume if others share with you and you share with them then its no issue.
So what is the system doing about people like us who used to have xp machines in, or our office whose account has 5 machines in use daily as well as one phone?

I read the email mystified about it and wondering if it was in fact phishing as there have been no email warnings or anything which seems to me to be pretty poor practice.
So did you find the web site  really navigable with nvda or did you need to go to Jaws or maybe do it on an I phone?
How much is involved in the upgrrade I looked at this some time ago and the site is very hard to use and figure it out.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:09 AM
Subject: [nvda] new dropbox rules


Hi all.

This is a small warning to everyone that uses dropbox.

From march this year, all basic accounts are limited to 3 devices.

What does that mean?

Nothing, except that dropbox remembers every device and session ever made.

So you reformat your computer or change your account name, or get another computer and don't unlink first, your device becomes a ghost device same with app programs, and brouser sessions.

1. sign into dropbox.

The easiest way to do this is to login with your own client, click the tray icon and launch dropbox.

Now near the top of the page is a menu called my account hit space on that, scroll down to settings, hit shift space to exit forms mode then hit enter.

Don't move about else things will just not work right.

Now dropbox settings load.

hit control home for the top of the page then h.

2. select security tab, in the same way, enter forms mode once you scroll down to the list of tabs, and locate security.

get out of forms mode and hit enter.

Next control home again.

then hit t.

3. The next thing to do is locate every session in the first table which has an end session button it and hit the space bar till they are all gone.

Next locate the device tree which is directly below the brouser treeview.

The first device in the list is your device.

scroll to the end of that list.

Every device you have ever linked including every ghost device linked in the past will exist, I had 6, my dad had 2.

Hit unlink button on all the devices bar the one that says its been modified in the last hour.

Every other device will have a time when it was last valid.

Finally go through the steps of going to my account, then settingss however next select the connected apps view.

Then disconnect every app you don't use and service.

If you need to link devices take note of the devices you want to connect.

A basic user can connect up to 3 devices.

Those can be a computer, a phone and one other device or 3 computers.

You can buy, but to be honest, if you get this warning and are only using 1 device, then you probably have a lot of ghost devices.

I'd also update your password at this time if you have forgotten it if you havn't allready.

I'd also check to see if you know what all the devices you have are, if you find something you don't know, then chances are someone has hacked your account or you linked to a device somewhere else.

In a way this while annoying is good in a way.

I had no idea dropbox kept all devices from all reformats and all times I had changed dropbox.

I had 6 devices, 1 is my device I had.

The next one before that was my old win7 device which I may relink later.

The rest were my win7 and xp devices and their reformats including profile changes etc.

My apps were not needed ones and I clobbered them.

As for my brouser sessions including the current one there were 19 others which were still signed in from devices that were no longer active.

In the case of my dad's system, there were 2 devices, the current one, and an older instance of the same device which existed before it, its good to know that I was able to kill things.

Now I know about this, if I need to reformat my first thing after I get back in is to kill the ghost devices that linger inactive after the fact.

This actually is a good reason to check security on my account if anything else.

Its worth noting that if you need more space and upgrade you won't have to bother with this though even if you do knowing what I had, its worth looking at the site anyway.

I didn't need all those 20 sessions logged in at once, nore did I need the 6 devices 4 of which were ghosts of old linked devices and one which is not on the network.

I guess knowing that I could link that one but even so I will be carefull to check every linked system I service to make sure its all clear of stuff that shouldn't be on it.






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