How to Change Dropbox Indicator Applet Icon


After installing Dropbox I was happy to see that although the installer said it would be version 0.6.7, it actually installed Dropbox 1.1.0.
This version includes the new application indicator. However, Ubuntu does not ship with an icon for this by default.

How can I replace the icon with a nice, monochrome icon set?

Best Answer

The new version of dropbox V1.0 and higher comes with a support for new application indicator. I downloaded this .deb file which automatically installs monochrome indicator icons for dropbox. Even if you update dropbox, the monochrome icons still remain unchanged.

You can download it by adding the following PPA to the repository through the command line (terminal) by typing,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsbarnes/misc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install monochrome-icons-extra

You can refer to this tutorial for more details. Tutorial Link

If you do not want to go through the hassle of adding a PPA you can just download this .deb file, Click here to download the deb file

However please note that you will not receive further updates if you download this deb file instead of adding the PPA.

Hope this helps.