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Well, what the title says : is there any way to integrate Dropbox in the messaging menu like ubuntu one ?

Edit: Below is an image showing where Ubuntu One is on the messaging menu That is where I ask if I can put dropbox, NOT on the panel itself.

message menu

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It is not possible (as far as I know) to move DP from its standard place in the traybar to the message menu. You can only add a shortcut in Message Indicator menu:

Open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/dropbox

In the editor, type following text and save:

/usr/bin/dropbox

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  • thanks, but it didn't work - have you done it yourself on your system?
    – Chriskin
    May 14 '11 at 10:21
  • I did not add DP in my Message menu, but I did the same for other applications. Can you provide additional information on what did not work while trying my solution?
    – igi
    May 14 '11 at 11:54
  • Eh..nothing happened at all after a restart - dropbox was just on its normal place and nothing was in the messaging menu
    – Chriskin
    May 14 '11 at 12:23
  • I have clarified my answer.
    – igi
    May 14 '11 at 16:57
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    Even though the second part of the answer didn't work for me, i tick this one as an answer for the first sentence - which pretty much answers what i asked for. Sorry for the delay
    – Chriskin
    May 22 '11 at 23:24
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Dropbox 1.0 has support for the App Indicators

http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=581

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    The indicator is ok - what i asked for is messaging menu integration like ubuntu one's. (==if it is possible to appear in the same place ubuntu one, empathy, evolution etc are)
    – Chriskin
    May 10 '11 at 17:25
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If you'd previously installed Dropbox, it's likely that the Dropbox daemon hasn't updated, which is part of why you don't see the indicator. To force the update, do this in a terminal window within GNOME:

dropbox stop
rm -r ~/.dropbox.dist
dropbox start -i

You should then get a pop-up window prompting you about updating Dropbox.

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  • The indicator is ok - what i asked for is messaging menu integration like ubuntu one's. (==if it is possible to appear in the same place ubuntu one, empathy, evolution etc are)
    – Chriskin
    May 10 '11 at 17:25
  • I thought that messaging thing was an indicator...
    – maco
    May 10 '11 at 17:52
  • the messaging menu is an indicator, true. but i don't think that you can put any indicator you want inside it, can you? Have you seen how ubuntu one works?
    – Chriskin
    May 12 '11 at 20:44

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