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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Dropbox icon systray

After vanilla installation of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS I have noticed 2 related issues with the icon in the systray. For clarity, the client was installed from Ubuntu Software, following the usual ...
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How to install Dropbox without apt-key?

Apparently apt-key is deprecated because its design contains a security risk. The solution is to download the key and store it in a location writable only by the root and then to manually create a ...
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Dropbox on a dual-boot machine

I have a dual boot laptop- Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10, both located on same HD, different partitions, and a third one, meant to be for common use. To avoid putting my Dropbox folder on each OS, I ...
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How to install Dropbox under Kubuntu 21.10

I want to install Dropbox under Kubuntu 21.10. The well-recognized problem is that Dropbox is integrated with the file-maintaining app Nautilus, but Nautilus doesn't play well with Kubuntu. There are ...
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Upload Files in Chromium which are stored in a Cloud-Storage

I use Chromium. When I want to upload a file, then Chromium only let me choose local files which I have on my laptop. I would like to upload images from a cloud-storage (gdrive, dropbox, onedrive, ...)...
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How can I change the Dropbox folder location using only the command line/remote access?

I have Dropbox installed on a remote machine which I can only access via command line. The Dropbox folder installs by default to ~/, which is on a low-capacity SSD that holds my OS and programs. I ...
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Fix kfilebox unsatisfied dependencies

When I try to use Dropbox in Kubuntu, I soon discover that Dropbox normally requires nautilus, which does not play well with Dolphin. The app kfilebox, available at Sourceforge, is supposed to deal ...
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Dropbox settings have a font problem

I'm running Dropbox in Kubuntu 20.04 on a Dell laptop with a very high default resolution. When I click on the Dropbox icon on the taskbar, the menu comes up in an incredibly tiny font. How can I fix ...
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How to install and use Dropbox in kde

Dropbox doesn't quite work right under KDE because it relies on nautilus. There's a package called kdropbox available that's supposed to make Dropbox easier to use. I installed it, but calling ...
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Dropbox Repository

I checked on linux.dropbox.com and the most recent repository is still Disco whose version apparently passed end of life and is not supported anymore. Is it okay from a security point of view to ...
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How can I use Dropbox to back up arbitrary folders?

Symlinks are no longer followed in dropbox, so this answer won't help: How can I make dropbox back up folders in my Home Folder like Music? I have photos folder, I'm on Ubuntu, I want to back up my ...
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Dropbox syntax error

I do not believe dropbox is running. running dropbox status generates an error. When I invoke dropbox from a terminal, I am getting an error message ~$ dropbox File "/usr/bin/dropbox", ...
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is there a utility similar to dropbox/google drive that you can choose multiple folders?

All Dropbox competitors I've tried have the same problem, they only sync one main local folder (all other folders must be inside), is there any utility that you can choose multiple folders on OS to ...
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Ran sudo apt update and shows errors

I am running 21.04 When I run update it shows several errors. How do I correct them? or should they be ignored? Thanks Cliff results of apt update Ign:9 http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu eoan InRelease ...
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20.04.2 Software Store Not Showing Installled Apps or Updates

Software Center was not showing any software (Explore), just blank tiles, and not showing anything more than an eternally whirling whirligig in the Installed tab, ditto for the Updates. After running ...
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How to access Dropbox GUI (system tray) settings menu from command line

my workflow with Dropbox settings/preferences usually looks like this 1.Click on dropbox system tray -> 2. Do whatever But how can I achive same thing from commend line ? By that I mean accesing ...
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Dropbox is not syncing anymore after upgrade to Kubuntu 20.04

I upgraded from Kubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. Now the Dropbox icon keeps switching between "network folder" and "box with circular arrows" as if a lot were going up and down, but ...
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Ubuntu systemctl service is crashing

I have an Ubuntu minimal running in the cloud. I installed Dropbox as a systemctl service. It worked fine during a week, but yerterday it seems that it started failing, according to the journalctl: ...
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Missing Systray Icon Dropbox v20.10

After a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 20.10 I installed Dropbox from the Ubuntu Software Center and all seemed well. The Dropbox icon appeared in the system tray. Problem is, I can't be certain when ...
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Moving localhost to new directory: 403 Error with permissions set

I had my apache localhost set up and working in /home/x/Documents/Sites, but I wanted to move the Sites folder into my Dropbox folder in order to keep it backed up. I moved the Sites folder from /home/...
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Why does ACL have permission restrictions?

I am using the dropbox client on my ubuntu. I have a need for user www-data to be able to create files inside folders created by user dropbox. I configured using ACLs to inherit permissions rwx for ...
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File search not working completely in folders or at all when uploading

When I search for files on my computer through file system it seems to work, although I think it's been inconsistent (working when I tested right now....). When I search for files when I'm trying to ...
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Maestral doesn't start at login

I have installed Maestral and activated the "Start Maestral on login" option on preferences. But Maestral doesn't start at login. Here is the content of ~/.config/autostart/maestral-maestral....
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DropBox system tray icon is black - and no libGL in NVIDIA proprietary drivers

The system tray icon of DropBox is completely black and thus indistinguishable from the background. In order to solve the problem, this post suggests to substitute DropBox's libGL with NVIDIA's libGL ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 dropbox stuck on syncing after crash

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10. This has happened twice to me. The first time I had only synced a few files before it happened. I clicked on the Ubuntu notification saying "X files have synced" (X ...
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Dropbox always updates its dameon at startup

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, and the Dropbox client always asks to update its proprietary daemon. After that, there is two Dropbox icon in the system tray. The only solution I've found on ...
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Remote shutdown Ubuntu 20.04 with Google Home

I want to tell Google Home to shutdown my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. I have followed this guide: How can I remotely shutdown Ubuntu using Google Home? If I run the script mentioned in the post manually and ...
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Dropbox installation does not work on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

I have a computer with Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and I'm trying to install Dropbox. I've tried to download and install the .deb file from official site, and the installation seems ok, but after inserting my ...
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dropbox startup problem xubuntu 20.04

I downloaded and installed dropbox via dpkg -i and when I try to start I get the error: "It was not possible to start Dropbox" (generally a problem with security access?) And it produces the ...
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How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 hard drive partition?

I want to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 but not in home directory. I prefer to directly install it in one of my hard drive partition, say, /media/user/partition1/. It will also be convenient for me ...
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Backup copy of fstab on Dropbox

For security reasons I want to keep a copy of ~/etc/fstab on Dropbox. In terminal, I executed the following command: sudo cp /etc/fstab ~/Dropbox/fstab.bak -p This copied the file to the local folder ...
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Dropbox Smart Sync 18.04 LTS

I have upgraded Dropbox (Personal) to Dropbox (Personal Plus) which provides 2TB of (paid) cloud storage. Clearly, with that amount of potential storage, syncing to the local drive will be an issue ...
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Pause Dropbox after sync

Is is possible to automatically pause dropbox after sync? I am thinking, every time I start my computer, dropbox is also starting. But, is it possible to get Dropbox to pause or close directly after ...
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Python package gi is not found, although python3-gi is installed

I am trying to install the gi package for python3 (it is required for dropbox). I do: $ sudo apt install python3-gi and get: python3-gi is already the newest version (3.36.0-1). 0 upgraded, 0 newly ...
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Update Notifier pop-up says "Start Dropbox to finish installation."

Upon starting my system, a window pops up and states: "Dropbox Start Required - Start Dropbox to finish installation." If I ALT+TAB then it claims this a window of "Update-notifier". This ...
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Dropbox on external drive - sync afresh every time?

I hope this isn't a silly question for which I'm missing an obvious answer... So: because of the lockdown, my wife and I need to both work on the same desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) and we use dropbox to ...
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How do I format just part of an external HDD?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I need to shrink that partition and add one which is formatted as ext4 for use with Dropbox. The format utility built into Ubuntu seems like it can ...
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Sharing Dropbox files between Ubuntu and Windows

Dropbox stopped supporting for dropbox folder on NTFS partitions in Linux. Until recently I could workaround the issue by keeping the folder on an NTFS partition and using a symbolic link to the ...
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Dropbox won't sync on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried every solution I can find by googling, so I'm resorting to posting a question. If this has been solved, please point me to the solution because I can't find it. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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dropbox preference not saving ("Start Dropbox on System start-up" 19.10 (xfce)

I just installed Dropbox by following the tutorial on their website (https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux) The installation went OK. The command window stayed open and stuck running (not sure if ...
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Delay autostart of programs such as conky and dropbox, in Kubuntu

Kubuntu 19.10 Like the title says, I want to delay the autostart of certain programs. These programs appear in the GUI of Autostart.
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How to install dropbox on a usb persistent live? 18.04

I made a USB persistent live and I tried to install dropbox. I am having the message that I should move Dropbox to a supported file system. How to solve it?
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Why is dropbox not working on ubuntu 18.04?

I did not use my computer for a month. On starting Dropbox after opening it, it shows the following On checking the Dropbox site for system requirements So I went about checking all these ...
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Which file managers support Dropbox status icons?

I would like to play around with file mangers other than Nautilus, but recall from years ago that far from all support the Dropbox status icons. As I frequently orientate myself by those icons to ...
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Installation Problems: Dropbox -> Libatomic ->?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and I am having trouble to install Dropbox under a completely fresh Ubuntu 18.04. I had the same problem as described in this previous short question I can't ...
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What are ways to synchronize LibreOffice dictionaries across multiple computers?

Clean install of Ubuntu 19.10 with LibreOffice 6.3.3.2 as distributed with the OS. I prefer to work on a desktop but will work on the same files on desktop and laptop. Also, it's duplicate effort ...
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Dependency issues while installing nautilus-dropbox

I cannot install dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I run sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox, I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation ...
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How to make symlinks appear as regular folders to dropbox client

So recently Dropbox stopped syncing symlinks (bad move IMHO). I have a rather small hard drive and use symlinks to sync folders on Dropbox. Recently this stopped working (any new files added to ...
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I can't install dropbox client: Cannont open libatomic.so.1

After using the installation tool from the main dropbox page on Ubuntu 18.04 - LTS (Bionic Beaver), I tried to start it using the dropbox launcher for the app and never started. Then, I tried to ...
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Dropbox installation fails [duplicate]

Dropbox fails to install on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04.3. I first tried to install via the Software Center. When that failed, I followed directions here to remove files, then tried the ...
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