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Dropbox and color tag

Post by Manyx » 2021 Mar 19, 14:03

On Windows 10, In can set a color tag to a file or a folder in the Drobox folder. But when the computer restart, the color tags have disappear. It is OK on some other places on the hard drive.

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 19, 14:39

are you talking about the colors that paint AROUND the filename? These rely on file paths. If the path changes, then the color will be lost

what if you go out of the dropbox folder (while xplorer2 is running) then go back in again, will the color tag show?

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by Manyx » 2021 Mar 20, 10:09

nikos wrote:
2021 Mar 19, 14:39
are you talking about the colors that paint AROUND the filename?
Yes (?), I'm talking about: right clic on a file / color tag
nikos wrote:
2021 Mar 19, 14:39
These rely on file paths. If the path changes, then the color will be lost
I did'nt change the path, but I wonder if the rules are the same in a Dropbox folder
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2021 Mar 19, 14:39
what if you go out of the dropbox folder (while xplorer2 is running) then go back in again, will the color tag show?
Yes, the color tag shows.
If I close xPlorer², it's OK, too.
If I close the computer, the color tag don't shows

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 20, 12:46

before you close the computer, make sure xplorer2 is fully closed with ALT+X, then it should work

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by longfellow » 2021 Mar 20, 15:12

Tested this here (Win10 with current x2 build) and cannot confirm. Color tags in Dropbox are retained after reboot/restart.

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by Manyx » 2021 Mar 21, 09:32

nikos wrote:
2021 Mar 20, 12:46
before you close the computer, make sure xplorer2 is fully closed with ALT+X, then it should work
I never close xplorer² when I close the computer. Should I? Why ?
When I close with the cross on top right, is it "close" or "exit"?

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 21, 09:35

X button does close, which is what you need most of the time, but that doesn't save all settings
when you shut down, sometimes windows doesn't wait for programs to save settings, with the bad results you've noticed

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by pj » 2021 Mar 22, 13:50

I JUST LOVE IT when you drop little truth bombs...
nikos wrote:
2021 Mar 21, 09:35
X button does close, ... but that doesn't save all settings
...
Which of the following close methods are assured to save all settings:
- Click the "X" on right end of title bar?
- Press ALT-F-X?
- Click FILE, click EXIT?
- Press ALT-F4?
- Rt-Click X2 icon on taskbar, click Close Window?
- Other?

Which are assured to NOT save all settings?

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 22, 14:59

when you close the window with X, xplorer2 is still running, that's why it doesn't save the settings
only when you fully quit x2 will it save everything for next time
FILE > EXIT (or ALT_X) is the only way out

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by CrossX » 2021 Mar 22, 15:51

pj wrote:
2021 Mar 22, 13:50
I JUST LOVE IT when you drop little truth bombs...
In fact, for all my life I have thought that the correct way to close any Windows program (Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader, xplorer2, etc. etc.) was to click the X at the upper right end of any title bar.
On the other hand I have always wondered why the developers lost their time to put that item (File --> Close) in any dropdown menu :roll:
Now I understand that it wasn't so useless

I have learned a new thing :wink:

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by Manyx » 2021 Mar 26, 08:42

with ALT+X, it seems to work :)

but Color Tag is not showing in the tree when the tree is not active. For all folders, not just dropbox

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by nikos » 2021 Mar 26, 11:00

this is by design to minimize eye strain :)
there is an advanced option "filename color coding applied even on inactive views", not sure if it will work for the tree?

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Re: Dropbox and color tag

Post by Manyx » 2021 Mar 26, 11:46

It works :D

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