Today i'am installing Gnome Shell with this commands:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

First everything was fine, but I think there is less. A few minutes later I realized that no one Dropbox icons on gnome panel:

No dropbox icons

How do i get Dropbox icons on gnome shell ?


I already installed libappindicator1 and i can confirm Dropbox is running with ps -e | grep dropbox commands in terminal:

FirstStrike@13.10:~$ ps -e | grep dropbox
2738 ?        00:00:04 dropbox

And I aware that there Dropbox in message tray:

Message Tray


Finally i fix it with TopIcons:

Dropbox icons at top panel

But when i clicked on the icon, is just opened Dropbox folder not appear drop down menu like in Unity.

  • ...on my system the icon disappears after a suspend/resume cycle and you have to restart the shell to have it back... – Rmano Jun 16 '14 at 5:20
  • @Rmano doesn't fix it – Jim Jun 16 '14 at 5:48
  • for me this works (ubuntu gnome 15.04), dropbox menu with right click on icon – Stefan Wuthrich - Altafino May 25 '15 at 4:09

After installing libappindicator1 from the repositories, I had to install TopIcons and REMOVE AppIndicatorSupport to get support working.

  • still same problem, no dropdown menu – Jim Jul 1 '14 at 5:07
  • This doesn't work for me. – Swarnendu Biswas Nov 11 '14 at 4:35

install the dropbox app indicator by

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

You may need to logout or reboot.

  • is already installed – Jim Jun 15 '14 at 11:14

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