I have dropbox installed and it forces all screenshots to be saved to a Screenshots folder inside the Dropbox directory.

I have checked the options that are available when you press Command + Shift + 5, but it still says screenshots are being saved to Desktop. This is however in practice not the case.

Dropbox has hijacked the process. How can I take back control, short of uninstalling dropbox, which I do not wish to do?

  • This is still a problem and it seems like there is no import tab in dropbox preferences anymore Mar 20, 2023 at 11:49

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If you go to the Import tab in the Dropbox preferences and uncheck "Share screenshots using Dropbox," it fixes this.

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