App indicators for, Dropbox not displaying

Bug #1211066 reported by FiremanEd on 2013-08-11
This bug affects 76 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upon installation of Ubuntu Daily build 13.10. Installation of dropbox and Ubuntu One not showing indicators in task bar.

Description: Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (development branch)
Release: 13.10

Version: ubuntuone-contro-panel-qt 13.08-0ubuntu1
Version: nautilus-dropbox 1.4.0-3

After installation and syncing, expected app-indicators to appear. No indicators appeared after initial sync.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Shaun P (sigmagammapi) on 2013-09-10
affects: ubuntu → nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu)
Shaun P (sigmagammapi) wrote :

As stated in bug #1211046 the missing U1 Sync indicator is fixed albeit it's missing an image next to the Ubuntu One on/off switch (in the indicator's menu).

Dropbox is running but there's no Dropbox indicator in the top bar.

Also, there's no U1 or Dropbox integration in Nautilus context menu, don't know if it's related.

Thomas Poulsen (thomas-lha66) wrote :

The U1 issue first described in bug #1211046 has been fixed, but the missing Dropbox indicator covered by this bug is still an issue.
So the status as being duplicate should be removed.

Dropbox is running but no Dropbox indicator in the top bar for me either.

Same problem with the app (no top-bar indicator), which used to work fine in 13.04.

Tony (tonyr2k8) on 2013-10-06
summary: - App indicators for Ubuntu One, Dropbox not displaying
+ App indicators for, Dropbox not displaying
Tony (tonyr2k8) wrote :

Found a work around:

1. install package

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

2. Log out, and then log back in.

* The above does not work real well with the, but does allow dropbox to function properly.

David Hocking (g-dave-m) wrote :

Thanks, the above worked for me too

anatiliadi (anatiliadi) wrote :

And what about No indicator in 13.10

Sanjeev Gupta (ghane) wrote :

Tony, your workaround in #7 works perfectly. I spent all of today looking for a solution, and wven signed up for Ubuntu One to see if the Sync menu would help. Nothing did, till this.

Now to uninstall lots of other stuff I installed today (like gnome-tweak-tool, unitu-tweak-tool, etc).

Thank you,

Thanks Tony! Your workaround (#7) works like a charm :-)

Davide (dspinell) wrote :

The workaround in #7 works with dropbox but not with (fresh install of ubuntu 13.10 64 bit)


Workaround from #7 works for me too.

Celian (r-launchpad-celian-dk) wrote :

Workaround does nothing for me. At first my mouse cursor dissappeared, but later returned after reboot. But still no icon. :-(

Nat Wilson (njwilson23) wrote :

Fix #7 works for dropbox. Logging in and out in unecessary. Instead, doing

dropbox stop
dropbox start

worked for me.

anonimo1w (anonimo1w) on 2013-10-30
Changed in nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → anonimo1w (anonimo1w)
assignee: anonimo1w (anonimo1w) → nobody
Mattia Rizzolo (mapreri) wrote :

We can't do anything for the client. That software isn't in the Ubuntu archive, and we can't do anything particular to make that software works fine.

It's a job for the developers, not for the Ubuntu ones.

Rob (rstreeter78) wrote :

The copy indicator, will show if you create a folder in your home directory named (.icons) after doing so stop the copy process and then click on the copyagent binary logout and then log back in the copy indicators should show up again, the only downside is that the only thing you can see in the drop down menu is your email address and visit

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