• \[solved\] Dropbox systray icon missing


    I’ve lost the systray dropbox icon

    I’ve installled the [b:3oo4274d]dropbox[/b:3oo4274d] package from aur (download the package and install with pacman from terminal), not the [b:3oo4274d]dropbox-experimental[/b:3oo4274d]

    [b:3oo4274d]The service runs fine, syncs all files[/b:3oo4274d],so this is not a “big” problem, but there’s no icon on systray.

    I follow the wiki instructions [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dropbox#Run_as_daemon_with_systemd][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dr][1] … th_systemd to run it as a daemon but it doesnt work.

    If I kill the service a restart it from terminal (dropboxd & ) then the icon shows up but after restart is missing again. I checked and uncheked the box for autostart (on the GUI config) but with no effect.

    It’s likely something user session related, may be something like start dropbox in the wrong order (after ome other service).

    Untill some weeks ago I had not this problem

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dr

  • I’ve lost the systray dropbox icon

    I’ve installled the [b:3oo4274d]dropbox[/b:3oo4274d] package from aur (download the package and install with pacman from terminal), not the [b:3oo4274d]dropbox-experimental[/b:3oo4274d]

    [b:3oo4274d]The service runs fine, syncs all files[/b:3oo4274d],so this is not a “big” problem, but there’s no icon on systray.

    I follow the wiki instructions [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dropbox#Run_as_daemon_with_systemd][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dr][1] … th_systemd to run it as a daemon but it doesnt work.

    If I kill the service a restart it from terminal (dropboxd & ) then the icon shows up but after restart is missing again. I checked and uncheked the box for autostart (on the GUI config) but with no effect.

    It’s likely something user session related, may be something like start dropbox in the wrong order (after ome other service).

    Untill some weeks ago I had not this problem

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    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dr

  • I used to have that problem with cinnamon desktop, I used this in my crontab:

    @reboot /home/rich/.dropbox-dist/dropbox

    I’ve since switched to KDE which handles startup apps differently, no longer need it.

  • thanks

    I’ll try something like that.

    ***
    I forgot to mention I use gnome desktop (gnome-shell 3.12) and there’s no difference with gnome-classic session (on this subject).

  • gAssuming your using Gnome. You can install the ‘topicons’ extension. That is how I got my insync system tray icon. Will probably work for dropbox also.

    Parzzix

  • Did some testing with GNOME. My comment above about using crontab does autostart it… however it does not provide the systray icon. I needed topicons extension as pointed out by parzzix.

    [url:2ufe4zw3]https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/495/topicons/[/url:2ufe4zw3]

    But the combination of my crontab and topicons still did not work, I assumed dropbox started to earlier? Not sure.

    I tried to edit the autostart programs in GNOME but it seems a clean install of GNOME 3.12 removes the autostart programs. Even gnome-session-properties seems to be gone. The gnome tweak tool has an entry for Startup Applications and even a “+” sign which I assume is to add them… but doesn’t work (nothing happens when you click it).

    Instead I created the “~/.config/autostart” directory and then created a file named “dropbox.desktop” with the following:

    [Desktop Entry]   
    Hidden=false   
    Exec=/home/rich/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &   
    Terminal=false   
    Type=Application   
    Version=1.0   
    StartupNotify=false   
    Name=DropBox   
    Name[en\_US]=DropBox   
    X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay=30 
    

    Note: I had to use the full path in the Exec line to my home drive. I tried using “~” but that does not work.

    Rebooted without my crontab entry, and now DropBox starts up and I have the systray icon.

  • @“Parzzix”:3uctrjf8 said:

    gAssuming your using Gnome. You can install the ‘topicons’ extension. That is how I got my insync system tray icon. Will probably work for dropbox also.

    Parzzix[/quote:3uctrjf8]

    yep, I already have that one installed without success.

    I’ll try to create a autostart file (the + plus button on gnometweak doesnt work)

    thanks

  • I’ve marked this thread as [solved] but I’ve just updated the package (2.8.2)

    so I actually did nothing to solve the problem, I had no time to test your solution.

    anyway thank you for your time and support

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