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Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

tryit
Explorer | Level 4

I just installed Fedora 34 which runs the GNOME 40 desktop.

 

I installed the RPM version of Dropbox.

 

When I click on the Dropbox icon in the application overview, nothing happen.

 

How can I run Dropbox on my system?

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Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @tryit, thanks for posting!

Can you check out our system requirements for Linux computers, to make sure you have all the correct settings and setup?

Thanks!

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

tryit
Explorer | Level 4

Hello @Hannah,

 

thanks for answering.

 

I was able to make Dropbox work, but in order to display the icon in the task bar, you need the TopIconsFix extension:

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1674/topiconsfix/

The extensions is a compatibility layer for "legacy" taskbar icons.

 

In the system requirement you say that:

> (may need the TopIcons extension to get the tray icon)

The TopIcons extension should be [this one](https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/495/topicons/).

Howerver this extensions is not compatible with GNOME 40.

 

Best regards

 

Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

Hannah
Dropboxer
Thanks for the update and for the info you shared about this!

I'm happy you were able to make it work, anyway. 

If you ever need anything else, just give us a shout. 

Have a great weekend!

Hannah
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Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

tfmeier
New member | Level 2

I have the same issue Dropbox on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40 but I'm lost when it comes to installing the GNOME extensions as this is a brand new install of Fedora. What do I need to do to get this going? I can see there is a dropbox process on the machine just can't see the client

Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

tryit
Explorer | Level 4

@tfmeier  Have a look at Maestral. It is a fine open-source DropBox client.

Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

cb m.
New member | Level 2

Thanks to @tryit for the fix.

 

For me, I have Fedora 35 and GNOME 40.  Installing the extension:

 

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1674/topiconsfix/

 

Fixed the issue.

 

However, I am disappointed that Dropbox has not made a better effort in keeping up with newer desktops in Linux.

 

Re: Does it work on Fedora 34 / GNOME 40?

tryit
Explorer | Level 4

@cb m. Again I strongly suggest you get Maestral. It is free software and supports all kinds of partitions and encryptions. It allows you to locate your dropbox folder wherever you want.

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