Right click 'Copy Dropbox link' not working through Everything

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mrcanary45
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Right click 'Copy Dropbox link' not working through Everything

Post by mrcanary45 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:05 pm

Hi there!

Loving Everything, it's so fast! I do however run into an issue quite often. Whenever I search for a file that is in my dropbox, the right click menu shows 'Copy Dropbox link'. Usually in Windows Explorer this works great and it generates a Dropbox link. When I use this feature through Everything though, it gives me a local link to the file on my computer (C:/Users....).

Weird thing is I do get the dropbox notification that a link has been generated succesfully, but it never is on my clipboard. Could Everything be overwriting this?

Thanks!

NovaRanger
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Re: Right click 'Copy Dropbox link' not working through Everything

Post by NovaRanger » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:10 pm

I have a small idea to verify if the clipboard is being overwritten..

If you are on windows 10, pressing {Window}+{V} will show clipboard (you might have to turn it on if it's the first time).
Then repeat the "Copy Dropbox link"...
Then {Window}+{V} to verify.

mrcanary45
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Re: Right click 'Copy Dropbox link' not working through Everything

Post by mrcanary45 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:04 pm

NovaRanger wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:10 pm
I have a small idea to verify if the clipboard is being overwritten..

If you are on windows 10, pressing {Window}+{V} will show clipboard (you might have to turn it on if it's the first time).
Then repeat the "Copy Dropbox link"...
Then {Window}+{V} to verify.
Yes, that shows it first copies the 'Copy Dropbox link' with the correct link to dropbox to share. But after that there is an entry that is a local link to the file on my PC.

NovaRanger
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Re: Right click 'Copy Dropbox link' not working through Everything

Post by NovaRanger » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:22 pm

Okay,
I see that you have already mentioned that the Windows based copy works fine,

yet, please do the same thing again on the same file; (just for double check)
Right click > Copy Dropbox link while in windows explorer
It's single URL right?

Then,

May be we can work this out with a AHK script,
unfortunately, I don't have dropbox on my machine, but how I would approach this is 2 ways,
1: Find out what the context actually executes; checked by File Type context managers; (one can also dig around in the registry but I prefer this as it's easy, just download free one if you are game)
↳ Copy that argument and write it directly on Everything's options > context Menu and try it out..

2: Utilize AHK Onclipboardchange function and go from there...

Let's check 1: first,

Surely there must be another simple way than my convoluted idea :D

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