Posts Tagged ‘dropbox’

2 Ways to Use a Custom Domain with Dropbox – fredericiana

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

http://fredericiana.com/2012/12/09/custom-domain-with-dropbox/

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Option 2: CNAME

There’s another option that doesn’t require any changes to your server. However, you’ll need access to your provider’s DNS settings.

If you do have such access, you can create a DNS CNAME record. A CNAME record is essentially a domain alias, forwarding one domain name to another.

It’s pretty simple:

  1. Access your provider’s DNS settings menu. Providers should have a help file about how to do this, like this one from Hover.
  2. Add a new DNS record, type: CNAME.
  3. Choose a domain name (such as i.example.com) and point it to dl.dropbox.com.

Once the changes have been picked up by the DNS system, you’re done! Your screenshots will be available under a URL like: http://i.example.com/u/XYZ/Screenshots/abcd.png.

While certainly elegant, one (big) caveat of this solution is that the resulting URLs still contain the portion /u/XYZ/Screenshots. Because the CNAME record works purely on a domain level, there is no way for us to hide this portion of the URLs with this method.

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15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Dropbox

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Things…You Could Do with Dropbox
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-things-didnt-know-dropbox/ interesting bits about overlay photoshoot.io domain & 200Gb/day bandwidth limit

Make Google Drive Absolutely Awesome with These Tools

Monday, April 18th, 2016

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-google-drive-absolutely-awesome-tools

Issue with files not appearing in Finder – Dropbox Community

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/201281529-Issue-with-files-not-appearing-in-Finder?flash_digest=b581a6c87f0fda12df9f7491989f1e385c8ef212 QT:{{”

Instead of re-launching Finder, an alternative in my case is to manually create a new folder inside the dropbox folder that doesn’t show the new files and then to immediately delete the new (still empty) folder. Upon deletion, the list of files is updated. Very annoying.
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