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There's no icon of dropbox in the gnome-shell's tray (bottom-right corner). There's just text. I tried different icon themes but still it's missing. Here's a screenshot:

Dropbox Screenshot

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You don't say which gnome-shell ypu are using. For me works (sort of) by installing the extension TopIcons and AppIndicator (this one with this settings:)


(Sometime the dropbox icon appears in the list, sometine no). The result is this:

Dropbox icon in panel

Form time to time, the dropbox icon disappears after a resume (but dropbox is still working). Issuing

dropbox stop
dropbox start 

make the icon reapper. I reported the bug.

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Seems to do the trick with CentOS 7\RHEL 7 versions which use Gnome 3! Thanks :) – Kounavi Jun 8 '15 at 6:16

How did you install dropbox?

The following should work fine (including in gnome-shell):

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

When asked to install dropbox from the original location choose not to. After installation it will ask for your login details.
You can check the process with this command:

ps ax|grep dropbox

You can start it manually (from a terminal) with:

dropbox start
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it is started, works good and installed just like you advice.. – user73331 Oct 16 '12 at 14:35
try restarting nautilus (in a terminal): nautilus -q && nautilus& – rosch Oct 16 '12 at 16:03

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