It seems Dropbox is not really compatible with Loki.

Dropbox runs but the icon does not show in slingshot even when using the trick we used in Freya: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start

Also there are no Dropbox icons nor Dropbox menu in Files !

Is it possible to fix this ?


I recommend this script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox. Works like a charm.

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  • why not mark it definitive? – user170 Sep 16 '16 at 10:25

From the script https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox, I gathered I just needed to add QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE=''

so the complete line to add in the autostart applications (Parameters => Applications => Startup) is:


And uncheck the "startup at launch" option, from dropbox application.

WATCH OUT for the single quote in the command as double quote will generate a silent error (Loki bug).

And dropbox indicator works fine !

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  • @Japborst: please do not edit my post and create yours ! – ComputingFroggy Sep 26 '16 at 10:17

I installed Caja Dropbox from the app store and added it to my apps at start up and then switched the slider to on.

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