The Dropbox desktop application preferences enable you to customize the application to your liking. For example, you can turn notifications on or off, choose the language the application appears in, and change the location of the Dropbox folder.
Check this option if you want recent events, such as when files are added and removed to shared folders, to appear as a system notification on your desktop computer.
You can have Dropbox launch automatically whenever you start your computer. This option is recommended in order to keep your Dropbox folder synced online and to other computers at all times.
LAN sync is a networking feature that allows you to save time and bandwidth by downloading files directly from other computers on your local network. Deselecting this option will force Dropbox to sync from Dropbox servers every time it detects a change in your Dropbox folder.
This is the current version of your Dropbox installation. Reference this number in support cases or to see if you have the latest.
The name and email address associated to your Dropbox Account is shown here. Your Dropbox account settings can be viewed and customized on the Dropbox website.
The name of the computer. This is what will appear in the My devices section of your Dropbox account settings (on the website).
You can unlink your computer from your Dropbox account using this option. Once you do, your Dropbox will cease syncing to your online account. An unlinked account can be linked or relinked to any Dropbox account using the same button.
Camera Upload will automatically upload the photos and videos from your phone, camera, SD card, or many other media devices whenever you connect it to your computer. The feature depends on Windows AutoPlay to work correctly. Click on Change AutoPlay Settings to enable or disable Camera Upload.
Whenever you take a screenshot, Dropbox will automatically save it to your Dropbox and copy a link to your clipboard so you can share it instantly.
The bandwidth tab contains the options that control the rates in which you allow Dropbox to sync. For instance, you can throttle your upload/download speed in order to save bandwidth or increase upload speeds to save time. Dropbox tries to be smart when deciding on how much bandwidth to use. By default, upload and download speeds are set to 100% and 70% of available bandwidth respectively.
The settings here allow you to configure your internet connection through a proxy server.
When Manually enter proxy settings is selected, the following settings will be available for editing:
This pulldown will let you select your proxy server's protocol. Dropbox supports HTTP, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5.
Enter the URL and port of your proxy server here.
Select this checkbox if your proxy server requires a login. Once you do, the Username and Password fields will be editable
This option changes the location of your Dropbox folder. Typically your Dropbox folder is installed in your user folder (the folder named after your login). However, you can choose any location on your hard drive this option.
Please note:, while you can choose the location of your Dropbox folder, you currently can't change the name of your Dropbox folder. No matter where you put it, it will be named Dropbox.
This option allows you to select which folders sync to your computer. Deselect a folder, and that folder will not sync, or download, to your hard drive. The folder will still continue to sync to other devices linked to your Dropbox account.
Click Advanced to drill down further into your Dropbox folders. You'll be given the option to select or deselect any folder in your Dropbox account
To specify a different language from the default operating system settings, select it from this menu.