moderated Re: New Dropbox Navigation
To create a desktop shortcut to your Dropbox folder try the following if your Dropbox folder is in its default location:
1. Press, Windows key + R, to open the Run dialogue.
2. Type a single period like you would put at the end of a sentence and press enter. This will take you to your User name folder.
3. Navigate to your, Dropbox, folder and with your Dropbox folder highlighted open the context menu with the applications key or shift + F10.
4. Navigate to, SendTo, press enter, now down arrow to, Desktop create shortcut, and press enter. Wham bam you now have the shortcut on your desktop.
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From: Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: New Dropbox Navigation
Thanks for your below. Could you please provide specific instructions how to do this? Deleting the shortcut from my desktop (Windows 7) is pretty straight forward, but the part about creating a new one is a little murky; particularly as regards just how it would login to my DB account? Or, maybe I am over-thinking this, and it is more simple?
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Alternatively just delete the Dropbox shortcut from your desktop and create a new shortcut which points to your Dropbox folder.
I have tried doing the operation as described below to get DB to open in Windows Explorer, like how the older version worked. However, so far I have not been successful at making this setting stick. Is there some trick to try, or some other way of accomplishing this?
I just ran into an issue with Dropbox where it wouldn't let me acces my files. Well, it turned out that it wanted to update and after downloading the installer and reinstalling Dropbox navigating the folders flat out sucked, so here's how to change the necessary setting for easier navigation.
1. Open Dropbox from the system tray, tab to, Access and Manage your Dropbox settings button, and press enter.
2. Now tab to, Preferences, and press enter.
3. On the General tab, tab to the, Open folders in Dropbox combobox, open this combobox and choose the, Explorer, option. With Jaws you can open this combobox with Alt + down arrow and then up arrow to the Explorer option and press enter to close the combobox. Now tab to, Okay, and press enter to save and close preferences.
Note: This can act a little tricky so it might take a couple of attempts to get the Explorer settings change to stick.
If you have a shortcut key that opens Dropbox options, after you openDropbox up arrow to, Preferences, press enter and follow step 3 from above.