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Linux app icon no longer working

Linux app icon no longer working

David R.71
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I installed Dropbox using the deb on the download page a few days ago on a new install of Lubuntu 16.04

The tray icon doesn't do anything at all.

I have tried these versions:


dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.12.6.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.14.5.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.14.7.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.18.1.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.19.34.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-3.20.1.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-4.3.22.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-4.3.25.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-4.3.26.tar.gz
dropbox-lnx.x86_64-4.3.27.tar.gz

The only one that works correctly is 3.12.6

 

Screenshots from 3.12.6:

 

 

Screenshots from 3.19.34:

 

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Re: Linux app icon no longer working

kiran kumar s.1
New member | Level 1

I installed it on Manjaro linux 15.12 which has KDE 5 and i dont see the tray icon. Lucky you

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

Nathan R.10
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Seeing this too on Ubuntu 16.04. It works with KDE and Unity, but not LXDE. 3.12.6 works fine.

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

David R.71
New member | Level 1

but I can't because it's broken.....

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

Nicholas O.1
New member | Level 2

Unfortunately, this is a bug that dropbox has known about for __months__ now, and has resolutely ignored any reports of it.

I would note your disappointment in their "community" survey here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/205453733-How-was-your-experience-on-the-Dropb...

 

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

Klaus P.2
New member | Level 1

3.12.6 is the only version working here with tray icon.

And now I see at startup a window which wants to update the dropbox client to be able to use it in the future.

I can't do so, because the icon disappears again. If I click Cancel, Dropbox quits.

Absolutely annoying!

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

kiran kumar s.1
New member | Level 1

Hi @Klaus P. Are you using Mac or Linux with KDE ?

        

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

Klaus P.2
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OpenSuSE with KDE 4

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

kiran kumar s.1
New member | Level 1

Hi @Klaus P. I think the dropbox applications is now adopted to support the KDE 5 systray which is not compatible with KDE 4. I use Majaro linux 15.12 with KDE 5.6 and systray icon works great.

Im not an expert in KDE 5 so i might be wrong but the latest version of dropbox works for me.

Re: Linux app icon no longer working

Klaus P.2
New member | Level 1

Hi@kiran kumar s.

Maybe this is the reason.

But OpenSuSE 13.2 and KDE 4 is not yet outdated, I think. So the Dropbox-Team should not drop the users of KDE 4. And as minimum service, we should be able to use an older version in the future, too. To stop this via the popup window update or stop using dropbox is not an acceptable behaviour - for me.

So I will drop Dropbox. Sorry.

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