Dropbox menu bar lacks color

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by FrankieTDouglas, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    So one thing I'd love to change back... since updating to Yosemite, any menu bar icons that had color in them, are now black icons. Having the blue and green in the Dropbox icon was quite useful for quick glances. Am I missing something somewhere, to revert it back?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't believe Dropbox has that option anymore. I was removed in a recent update.
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    To make it look good in dark mode. I guess they just made it the same in both.
     
  4. dam006 macrumors newbie

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    I still have Mavericks on my iMac and it's B&W. Looks like it was a change in the last update.
     
  5. Broph macrumors 6502

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    Mine's fine?

    They only blacked out ones are Google Drive and Onedrive.
     

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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    What version are you running? It likely isn't the latest version as it no longer includes the option or image files for the blue menu bar.
     
  7. Broph macrumors 6502

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    It says v2.10.30 in the preferences menu. There doesn't seem to be any option to update Dropbox, so I just presumed that it did it automatically. Is the latest version worth using?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    It automatically updates when the API needs updating or there are security problems. The coloured icons option was removed in 2.10.40.
     
  9. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    this is not just 10.10..

    On Mavericks its the same black icon, and mine is the latest version. (2.10.41).

    Personally,it just more "blends" it in to the rest of the icons

    "blue" makes it stand out more. "Black" just makes it more look like a silhouette.
     
  10. Mebsat macrumors regular

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    If it really bugs you, and you have another mac (or a time machine backup) to pull the icons from:

    Right click on /Applications/Dropbox, "Show Package Contents"
    and in /Dropbox/Contents/Resources, you will find the color icons.

    The old blue box with green check is called "dropboxstatus-idle.tiff"
    Look through that folder and copy all the color ones from your pre 2.10.40 and replace them manually into the newer version.

    This will probably break often when Dropbox auto-updates, unless they just update changed code.
     
  11. puntergood macrumors newbie

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    DROPBOX Black Menu icon SUCKS!!

    Hey there everyone, I too have the Black icon for Dropbox, and i hate it.

    The blue icon was easier to spot, and to notice when something is downloading or uploading etc.

    I'm running 10.8.3 on my MBP, and currently have the most recent version of Dropbox 2.10.41

    I HATE the fact that we are being forced to have it Black. there is no option for me to change it. (please see attached screencap pic).

    I REALLY hope that enough people complain about this, so that the idiots at Dropbox fix this and give us the OPTION to choose what icons / colours we want to use, and not FORCE us to what they want.

    Complete BS!!!
     

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  12. Peter-55 macrumors newbie

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    the world is not black & white

    over millions of years evolution has created colors to help us making visual pattern recognition more efficient.

    as i am getting older, i am over 60 now, i find it more difficult to quickly extract the information i want from ever more overloaded screens.
    For that purpose i find colors essential.

    So i was very angered to realize that more and more of my menu icons (Skype + Google drive + co) have been turning black in the recent past, without giving me any option to keep the old colors. I think this trend is outrageous and undemocratic and i am convinced that it will be short lived.
     
  13. puntergood macrumors newbie

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    PLEASE post your similar frustrations about not having the colour option for the Dropbox icons directly at Dropbox's forum:

    https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=122497

    I created this thread a few days ago, so please also post there. Right in front of their faces.

    Thanks!!
     
  14. NoSloppy macrumors newbie

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    Replacing resources...

    Swapping the .tiff files in Dropbox/Contents/Resources from an older version does change the icons, but they are greyscale. Not a universal menu bar thing to be monochrome because my little snitch network monitor is red and green meters.
    I will never understand the choice to go monochrome. Not in Finder sidebar, or this Dropbox menu bar icon, and things are not better in the new hideous Fisher-Price design of Yosemite.
    My .02
     
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