how to remove Dropbox green blobs
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:
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 🙂
Posted on October 24, 2014, in Finder, Terminal and tagged Dropbox, Green. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
The tip worked great for a while. But since a few days it works only a few moments and then the ugly green blobs show up again.
Hi, yeah, I noticed that, too.
You could try disabling the Dropbox Finder extension here: > System Preferences > Extensions
Update: apparently Dropbox have added an option in Dropbox Preferences to disable Finder integration. You’ll need v2.10.49 or later.
They’re claiming it’s a bug in Yosemite. Personally, I’m unhappy with the amount of unauthorized changes the Dropbox.app makes behind the scenes anyway, and so I’ve uninstalled it.