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How do I get "DropBox" popup out of my Start? ty (Original Post) UTUSN May 29 OP
Usual way canetoad May 29 #1
Thanks, as usual. Don't know enough to answer. It pops when power up. UTUSN May 29 #2
That sounds like it's a start-up item canetoad May 30 #3
Thanks, will check out the links UTUSN May 30 #4
Fantastic, thanks! - used the Task Manager method UTUSN May 30 #5
Well done canetoad May 30 #6

canetoad

(17,414 posts)
1. Usual way
Wed May 29, 2024, 11:32 PM
May 29

To delete stuff is right click and select 'Delete'. Is this in your Start menu, or your start-up folder? Or somewhere else?

UTUSN

(71,300 posts)
2. Thanks, as usual. Don't know enough to answer. It pops when power up.
Wed May 29, 2024, 11:57 PM
May 29

I don't click anything to ask for it. I think I've tried right click.




UTUSN

(71,300 posts)
5. Fantastic, thanks! - used the Task Manager method
Thu May 30, 2024, 11:02 AM
May 30

The first/regular option was to "Open" Dropbox, which involves being signed into an account to begin with. I have not signed up for an account.

So the Alternate method, by Task Manager (Cntrl + Alt + Del), was simple and fast:

"An Alternative Method for Windows PCs
On Windows, it is also possible to prevent Dropbox from opening at startup using Task Manager. To open Task Manager, right-click on the taskbar and select "Task Manager." In Task Manager, click the "Startup" tab. Select "Dropbox" from the list of applications, then click the "Disable" button."

canetoad

(17,414 posts)
6. Well done
Thu May 30, 2024, 05:25 PM
May 30

Personally, I hate stuff running on my computer without my permission. Eats up processor cycles.

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