Dropbox 1.0.0 RC: Selective sync, bug fixes and improvements

The popular online backup, file sync and sharing service Dropbox released version 1.0.0 RC of their desktop client.

Here’s what has been fixed since 0.8.114:

  • Stop the Dropbox location changer widget from jumping all over the place in the tour.
  • Fixed case where the Dropbox preferences window wouldn’t always become active when clicked from the menu bar on Mac OS X versions before Snow Leopard.
  • New “Easy Relink” dialog in the tour. Now when you link with the same account as a previous installation you will be greeted with a fast path to configuring Dropbox. This retains your Dropbox location setting as well as your selective sync settings.
  • Selective sync is optimized to finish *a lot* quicker when changing settings during initial sync.
  • The Dropbox tour is now more careful about merging your dropbox with a previous installation.
  • Better handling of folders which names like “.dropbox” or “Desktop.ini”, having folders with these names could cause Dropbox to spin in some syncing situations.
  • Dropbox will now be more aggressive about making sure to not add duplicate entries to the Finder sidebar.
  • Fix random bug that would prevent preferences to show up when you opened it for the first time at a rare point on Windows.
  • Don’t enable Growl notifications for all compatible apps if you didn’t have Growl installed before installing Dropbox.
  • “Move Dropbox” was broken in some cases on Windows, now should be a lot better.
  • Fix the context menu not showing up sometimes on Mac OS X versions before Snow Leopard.
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