Dropbox normally uses a silent-but-deadly approach to handle its updates. Basically it installs it automatically for you sometime within a week or so of the new release.However we were wondering if it would really hurt to let us know that the new updates are ready, especially for a big change like restoring the Dropbox submenu in Lion?Here’s how you can manually upgrade without waiting for Dropbox to catch up.1. First confirm that you are running an earlier version. Dropbox > Preferences > Account reports the current version.
2. Next, head on over to the install page and download the 1.1.40 installer. Open the dmg. Quit your earlier Dropbox install and drag the new version into Applications.