Dropbox for OS X Yosemite displays an overly accentuated green icon to denote
that a file is up-to-date (synced). It uses similarly in-your-face icons for
other file status update, but these are either transient or not so bad
to be in-your-face (such as an error in syncing).
uptodate Dropbox icon though
appears for all files, and in my opinion
defeats the purpose of a good user interface. The state of being up to date
is one of those cases where the user should be very thankful for the
excellent service of Dropbox, but she or he don't really want to know
about to boldly.
There is a nice post by Michael Helmbrecht that fixes this problem: How to get rid of the new Dropbox checkmarks on Yosemite but it completely eliminates the up-to-date icon. As user interfaces go, this is the other side of the extreme, having no icon at all. I believe that reducing the intensity of the icons to a reasonable level may be a better way. The icons file provided here does exactly that. It is is the original icons file from the Dropbox OSX app version 3.2.x with the color intensity tuned down. Download the file by clicking on the large green checkmark image below and then follow the instructions on Michael's post.
An abbreviated version of Michael's instructions are repeated here:
Finder go to
right click and choose
Show Package Content of the
- Then go to
Show Package Content of
Content/Resources rename Dropbox's file from
or something similar.
- Copy the file downloaded here to the directory in which you renamed the original (the
Finder for the change to take effect
(hold down the
option key and right click on
Finder on the Dock, then choose