Icons – How to Fix Missing Dropbox Tray Icon?


I have Ubuntu 12.04 and today when I started my laptop I saw that the Dropbox icon is missing from the top panel and I don't know how can I get it back.

Best Answer

This will work for versions 12.04 and above in case after installing Dropbox from their site using the DEB package, the icon does not show in Unity.

  1. Remove Dropbox if already installed

    sudo apt-get remove dropbox
  2. Install the nautilus-dropbox package

    sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
  3. In the case the steps above still do not work do the following (This package should already be installed but just in case):

    sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
  4. You will now need to restart Nautilus. You can either logout and then login or simply Reboot the PC.

The end result should be something like:

enter image description here

Tested on 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10.