This isn't a huge deal, as I can quit Dropbox's new file browser and get rid of that Dock icon each time my computer starts up. I'll get into that more later in this article. But the Dock icon and window is a major change in how Dropbox presents itself to users.
Mac Dock size (Dock icon size) | anaprari.tk
Dropbox has always been the kind of application that is there when you need it and gets out of the way when you don't. Dropbox's syncing and file-sharing features are integrated with the Finder the Mac file manager , and there's a little icon in the Mac's Menu Bar at the top of the screen for when you need to change a setting. But now, Dropbox wants to be front and center at all times. The company built its own file browser to replace what's already available in the Mac Finder, and it opens that new file manager every time Dropbox starts.
We wrote about it last week when Dropbox started rolling it out to more users. I've had it for more than a month since I somehow ended up in Dropbox's Early Access program. You can use the Mac's Command-Q shortcut to quit the file browser, and the new Dropbox window and Dock icon will disappear—as long as you've also disabled the Mac feature that shows recent applications in the Dock.
You can fix the other major problem by going into Dropbox settings and choosing "Open folders in Finder" instead of "Open folders in Dropbox. You have to change the setting because Dropbox's new app automatically switches the default from the Finder to Dropbox's new file browser. Dropbox does keep syncing in the background after you quit the new file manager, and the useful Menu Bar icon will still be there.
But you have to do this every time you restart your Mac, or every time Dropbox restarts. No matter what settings you choose, the new file browser and corresponding Dock open every time Dropbox starts. I suspect many people will just leave it in the Dock because they may not realize that Dropbox will continue running normally even if you "quit" the file browser.
Change Dock preferences on Mac
So what does this have to do with Dropbox support employees? Well, it turns out they don't know that it's possible for Mac applications to run without a Dock icon even though that's exactly how Dropbox worked for a decade. And they've been giving bad advice to users who want to change back to the old way of doing things.
Because multiple Dropbox employees are making this mistake, I assume this is a failure at a higher level. No other entries in the plist looked odd or relevant however. Also experiencing this issue. Please stop closing it if no effort has been made to fix it.
I note this is not the first ticket logged for this issue either, the previous one locked down so that no one can comment on it further. I have diffed it but if I'm honest I have no idea what I'm looking at!
Yes, I can do killall Dock and it works, but issue catches humans again and again. Ever since the icon rebrand recently I haven't had this issue. I'm on 1. No idea if that means it's actually been resolved, but for whatever reason it hasn't happened to me yet.
So, no worries, it will happen eventually. Skip to content. Dismiss Join GitHub today GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Sign up. New issue. Copy link Quote reply. Observe the dock icon. Does this issue occur when all extensions are disabled?
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Sign in to view. Let us know if that happens again. Happens to me too. Restarting VS Code does not help. VSCode Version: 1.
This just happened to me, just after upgrading and restarting VS Code. I am also having this issue. Click on it. You'll now be presented with various settings for the Dock, including its size and position on the screen.
How to Resize the Dock
Look at the column of tick boxes at the bottom of the window. Here you'll find one called 'Automatically hide and show the Dock'. Ensure that it is unticked, and then the Dock should now remain visible at all times unless you choose to go full-screen on an app. Another way to access the Hide setting is to right-click on the dock itself.
Small dock or big dock?
As there are icons for various apps already in place, you'll need to find the vertical line on the right hand side that separates the apps from the Downloads and Trash section. Hovering the cursor over this will change it into a double-ended arrow. When you see this, right-click to open the quick settings menu.