I got two ownCloud updates today: it's now sitting at Version 2.2.0%nil (build 1605).

With the first one this morning, the tray icon failed to show up. I just updated now, thinking this new update would fix the problem, but it's still missing.

I get the client interface:

client window screenshot

But I would really like the "tray icon" back! I've taken a quick look at the ownCloud forums, but I failed to find anything related to this there.

Is it just me? I'm on a fairly vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (with Unity).


Update - it turns out that it is a known issue: "Systray icon broken on Ubuntu 14.04 ater update to 2.2.0 #4828", so just need to await a fix.

  • So for the moment -- and as this is taking a while to fix -- I'm putting the client window (as in the screenshot above) in its own workspace: keeps it from being a distraction, but readily available if I want to check on something. Probably LTS upgrade will come before this gets fixed at this rate....
    – Dɑvïd
    May 26 '16 at 11:26

As explain in the issue: "Systray icon broken on Ubuntu 14.04 ater update to 2.2.0 #4828", there is a conflic between Qt version and Owncloud. I try to remove and reinstall, but I get a dependency error message and owncloud can't be re-install on my Ubuntu 14.04.

So if your owncloud client works, with or without the system tray icone, don't remove it.



According to the Github issue tracker, this bug has now been squashed. Updates should soon be showing up via package management.

As noted in one of the comments, if you have run the OwnCloud client before, but are affected by this bug on 14.04, you can run:

sudo apt-get remove owncloud-client-l10n owncloud-client libowncloudsync0 && sudo apt-get install owncloud-client-l10n owncloud-client libowncloudsync0

That fixed it for me (after logout/in).

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