how to remove Dropbox green blobs

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UPDATE: this method should no longer be necessary. See the Comments below for the latest.

If like me, you’re not impressed with Dropbox drawing huge green blobs all over your Finder windows without even asking, here’s a great tip from Zackary Corbett for getting rid of them. Run the following line in Terminal:

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pluginkit -e ignore -i com.getdropbox.dropbox.garcon

And you’ll be blessed with some visual peace and quiet:

If you want to reverse the effect and enjoy the green blobs again, use this line:

pluginkit -e use -i com.getdropbox.dropbox.garcon

Thanks Zachary 🙂

About philastokes

Independent Software Developer, Technical Writer and Researcher at SentinelOne. Explaining the unexplainable with images, video and text. Scripting anything imaginable in AppleScript, Bash, Python and Swift.

Posted on October 24, 2014, in Finder-2, Mobile, Terminal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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