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Systray menu Cinnamon

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Hello,

I have a problem with the menu of Dropbox located in the systray of Cinnamon. When I try to clic over the icon of Dropbox I can't open the menu with a left click. If I use the right click I only get the menu of the systray as the image, but not of Dropbox.

I've searched thru the internet about this problem, but I haven't found other person having the same issue.

Any solution ?

P.S. I'm using an ArchLinux distribution with cinnamon.

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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Anybody has this problem or know the solution?

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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Same problem.

Linux Mint, Cinnamon 2.8.6

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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For the time being, you can try going to "System Settings">"General", then turn OFF "support for indicators." Restart Cinnamon (right-click panel, select "Troubleshoot">"Restart Cinnamon"). You'll likely have to restart Dropbox for the status icon (rather than indicator) to appear (open a terminal and type "dropbox stop" [Enter], then "dropbox start" [Enter] -- no quotation marks).

(I'm explaining basic things for the benefit of beginning users that may not be familiar with things like restarting Cinnamon or using the terminal.)

I wonder if there was a Dropbox update in the background that resulted in a change to how it notified the System Tray. Running Nvidia drivers, I see that there's no longer an ugly black box around the Dropbox status icon, so I suspect that this status/indicator issue is Dropbox-borne... I hope it gets resolved; I like the Cinnamon theme-following of the indicators.

*Edit 20160211-18:43-- right after posting, I again turned ON support for indicators, restarted Cinnamon, and I was greeted with a working Dropbox System Tray icon. It's not themed like an indicator, so I suspect a problem is still there. Toggling indicator support may be an effective (albeit tedious) workaround for now.

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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Thanks Distance, it worked, however, I had by default disabled the indicators. So when I applied the solution it didn't work for me, until I activated and deactivated again the indicators.

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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Adrián, if it happens that you're needing to do some tedious routine after every login, you might try the following:

1. Do the 'indicator' toggle, stop/start routine to get the clickable panel icon back. (After you get the clickable icon, leave the 'indicator' toggle OFF.)

2. Access the Dropbox preferences from the panel icon:

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<p>3. Un-check the

4. Create your own Dropbox startup entry (Linux Mint has a GUI for this; I don't know if it's integrated into Cinnamon):

>I found I had to <em>type</em> my own entry. When I selected Dropbox from the handy application list, it seemed that the box we un-checked earlier would automatically clear such an entry on the next login.</p>
<p>After these steps, you should be consistently getting your clickable status icon back, through multiple logins. As for the timing, fifteen seconds seemed adequate; you may find a lower number (even zero?) still works. The key to all this may simply be creating your own, typed startup entry.</p>
<p>Cheers.</p>

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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I'm having the same issue on Arch, Cinnamon 2.8.6, Dropbox 3.14.5 (both .\dropbox-dist autoupdated version and manually installed AUR version). Started earlier this month, so quite likely caused by 3.14.5.

I've tested adding startup delay, doesn't work. I've tried various method in Arch forum & Cinnamon's git issues, adding delay, reset panel to default, all doesn't resolve this issue.

If I run "sudo dropbox" it will prompt to sign up, but the tray icon is clickable with the correct context menu. Not sure if it's caused by permission or local user's preference.

And thanks to "Distance", his solution works. I toggled support for indicators, then restarted cinnamon. Though the icon initially was gone, I need to kill dropbox and start again to get it working.

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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The solution of Distance still works and I haven't done anything since the last day. (Yes it turned off my computer last time, so it still works the solution)

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Re: Systray menu Cinnamon

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I can confirm this issue is happening on Mint as well. However, enabling and disabling the indicators (with proper Cinnamon restart) didn't do anything for me. Following a logical conclusion of Distance's manual startup command, I started Dropbox myself from the command line. Left-click now works. Go figure.

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