Package Details: dropbox 39.4.49-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: dropbox
Description: A free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: dropbox-experimental
Submitter: mtorromeo
Maintainer: mtorromeo (yan12125)
Last Packager: yan12125
Votes: 2192
Popularity: 10.230000
First Submitted: 2009-01-22 14:21
Last Updated: 2017-11-15 17:11

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yan12125 commented on 2017-11-06 15:13

Due to more and more comments unrelated to the package itself, I decided to disable AUR comment notifications. If you believe there's _really_ an issue in PKGBUILD and/or relevant packaging scripts, please open an issue at with a title starting with "dropbox:".

Some useful places for Dropbox issues:
1. Official Dropbox user feedback forum
2. Arch Linux discussion places:, #archlinux on,

JayGatsby commented on 2017-11-06 14:51

also having problems with the tray icon -- using gnome ... I have to kill the dropbox process and restart it to get the icon to present itself. also cannot check the box to have dropbox start automatically -- it does start automatically but not with the tray icon.

danieldk commented on 2017-10-29 09:19

@bluesheep: forgot to add that both extensions are also in AUR:

danieldk commented on 2017-10-28 17:20

@bluesheep for the time being you can install the Topicons Plus or Kstatusnotifier/appindicator extensions to get items in the system tray:

bluesheep commented on 2017-10-28 16:39

I am using Gnome and have dropbox installed. since Gnome 3.26 there is no system tray anymore, thus there also is no dropbox status icon anymore.

When I wanted to open the dropbox settings, previously i went to the status icon, right clicked it and selected "preferences". This is not possible anymore. Trying to open it via the icon in the application menu just starts the application.

Is there any way the dropbox settings can be accesed in Gnome 3.26? Please let me know if I overlooked something.

unnilquadium commented on 2017-09-29 14:09

Using Xfce and same thing happening here. Dropbox automatically sets itself to autostart regardless of the option I choose.

Solved it (temporarily) by creating an empty dropbox.desktop file in .config/autostart and setting it as immutable with chattr +i

nullptr_t commented on 2017-09-28 05:27

> However, it occurs only on my desktop and not on my laptop.

That's funny, I have the same issue with cinnamon. My desktop does not show the icon, but my laptop does (both cinnamon, same version), while KDE always shows the icon.

It would be nice to find a workaround for hidden tray icons.

renatocan commented on 2017-09-28 01:34

I am also having a similar problem to the one mentioned by @dedfed. I use XFCE and although the startup option is disabled in Dropbox, the autostart file is created and it starts but the icon is not showed in system tray. The synchronization works but, to have the icon showed, I have to kill dropbox process and open it again.

I could only make the icon work when starting xfce by creating a script with a "sleep 15" before calling dropbox. However, after dropbox is initialized the first time it creates a new autostart file which breaks this solution (since dropbox starts without the icon before my script is called).

The problem started since last update. However, it occurs only on my desktop and not on my laptop.



yan12125 commented on 2017-09-27 07:43

@dedfed: sounds the reverse of an older bug. @coxackie's comment on 2017-08-16 16:42 and my comment on 2017-08-19 18:15 may help.

dedfed commented on 2017-09-27 07:02

I have a problem with xfce4 where i have the startup option disabled but every time i start my laptop dropbox starts.

I have also looked in "Session and startup" settings but disabling or deleting
the dropbox entry does not seem to work as dropbox reactivates/ recreates the
entry every time i start it.

I have also tried to add "Hidden=true" on my dropbox.desktop file, but this
seemed to work only until the next update.

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