I'm using XUbuntu and was a bit saddened that I couldn't use Dropbox within Thunar file manager.
Can I make a custom context menu option to 'copy public link' in Thunar?
This solution works for me:
Install nautilus-dropbox (yes, it uses Nautilus, but we will integrate it in Thunar at step 4)
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
Start Dropbox daemon:
Add Dropbox to start-up:
Settings Manager > Session and Startup > Applications Autostart > Add
under "Name", enter "Dropbox"
under "Command", enter "/home/USERNAME/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd"
For me, it works like a charm, except that, when I click to "Open Dropbox Folder" from Dropbox panel applet, it opens Nautilus instead of Thunar.
edit: It is also useful to add a Dropbox folder link to Thunar's sidebar. This can be done simply by draging-'n'-droping Dropbox folder to the sidebar.
First you need to install xclip,
sudo apt-get install xclip
Now in Thunar click Edit>Configure custom actions, then click the green plus sign.
Under Name enter 'Copy Public Link', or something suited to yourself
Under Command enter
dropbox puburl %f | xclip -se c
In the same window, under the Appearance Conditions tab, tick everything.
Now if you right click in Thunar you will see the dropbox option, I'd like to know if there's a way of limiting the option to just the public folder, that way it won't constantly be there in places it isn't needed.