I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and wanted to change my Dropbox indicator-applet icon to make it look more uniform with the other icons. I found this suggestion of a PPA and package to try and followed these instructions: How can I change Dropbox's indicator applet icon?
This worked fine, however, after deciding that I didn't like those icons I uninstalled them via a
sudo apt-get autoremove monochrome-icons-extra then did a ppa-purge on that PPA. I then stopped and started Dropbox and at that point was missing an icon all together. I can click in the empty space where the Dropbox icon should be and get the drop-down menu, so I know Dropbox is running. I also confirmed this buy running
dropbox status and it returned
idle. I tried rebooting but that didn't make a difference, the icon still wont show up.
Next I tried reinstalling Dropbox via
sudo apt-get --reinstall install nautilus-dropbox, that had no effect. I then tried to completely remove everything and reinstall. To accomplish this I did the following:
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove nautilus-dropbox
rm ~/.dropbox ~/.dropbox-dist ~/.dropbox-dist-new
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox*
I then went to dropbox.com and downloaded the latest .deb and installed it that way and the icon was still missing, ARGH!
Through a little research, I discovered that the PPA installed the icons to to
/usr/share/icons/ubuntu-mono-dark/status/22/dropboxstatus-*.svg and that's how it changed the icons. The images aren't there any more (having uninstalled the PPA), but when I checked on my laptop where Dropbox is working fine, there aren't any other icons in that location, either.
What is going on and how do I fix this?