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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 09:13:42 PM »
 

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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 09:15:54 PM »
 

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libappindicator1 is not required.
 

Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2016, 10:42:31 PM »
 

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Thanks Jerry - had the same issue as well.

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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2016, 12:05:57 AM »
 

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I'm using LL 2.6 LTS and have found a way to make this work using some of what has already been documented, however, I don't want Dropbox running all of the time.  I only want to load it when I want to upload items to share with friends and relatives.  After the upload completes, I typically shut down Dropbox. 


Using terminal as others have described is a bit cumbersome, so I decided to modify the original item in the Menu instead. I followed the steps below:



From the Desktop, Right click on the Menu button on the left end of the taskbar
Left click on Edit Applications to open the Main Menu window
Left click on Internet in the left column of the Main Menu
Look for Dropbox on the right column and left click it to highlight it
Left click on the Properties button on the right edge of the Main Menu to open the Launcher Properties


Keep Name: Dropbox
Replace Command: bash -c 'export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" && dropbox start -i'
Keep Comment: Sync your files across computers and to the web


Make sure the box is UnChecked next to Launch in Terminal?


Click the OK button


That's it !


So far, it works like a dream and the icon comes up in the task bar like it should and I can use the menu and quit Dropbox the way I always have by clicking on the Dropbox Icon in the task bar by the clock and then selecting Quit Dropbox when I'm done using it.


Hope this helps !
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 04:50:47 AM »
 

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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 09:16:55 PM »
 

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I would like to add that you must right click on the dropbox icon in the tray (after adding the autostart that Jerry posted and logging out/in), choose preferences and UNCHECK start dropbox on system startup. If you do not do this your application autostart dropbox modification will be returned to the "dropbox -i" command and the tray icon will be broken again on next reboot. It was driving me crazy wondering why the setting I changed kept getting reverted. Even if I deleted the dropbox autostart it would be re-created on next boot. Ugh. Turn off the preference and then use Jerry's command in the autostart and it works fine.
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Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2016, 09:26:19 AM »
 

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Thanks very much for this. I had this issue start on a new LL install and could not understand what was going on.
 

Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2016, 04:06:11 AM »
 

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Having the same issue on Xubuntu. I will try the workaround.

Anyway... you can also go into a terminal window and use the dropbox command to check the status. (dropbox status)
 

Re: Dropbox Indicator Not Working
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2016, 08:40:23 AM »
 

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Temporary workaround until Dropbox provides update:

Menu > Settings > Startup > Application Autostart. Remove existing Dropbox entry, create a new one:

Dropbox
Dropbox
bash -c 'export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" && dropbox start -i'

Logout/in.

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Last Edit: March 28, 2016, 09:41:35 AM by newtusmaximus
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