[SOLVED] Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

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[SOLVED] Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

Postby Roland » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:45 am

Mint 14, Cinnamon, 32-bit.

Installed dropbox as always from the dropbox-site.

Syncing is no problem; however, overlay icons (synchronized, not yet synchronized) are missing. I tried changing theme and icons, and tried
https://www.dropbox.com/help/154/en
Unlinking, relinking, reinstalling and so on: no overlay icons.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Dropbox overlay icons not showing in Mint 14

Postby van_Zeller » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi.

I'm new to mint. How do I install dropbox? You mentioned I should install from the site. Should I choose debian or Ubuntu? Thanks

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons not showing in Mint 14

Postby Roland » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:22 pm

van_Zeller wrote:Hi.

I'm new to mint. How do I install dropbox? You mentioned I should install from the site. Should I choose debian or Ubuntu? Thanks


Off topic:

Ubuntu, as Mint is based on Ubuntu.

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in N

Postby Roland » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:02 am

Roland wrote:Mint 14, Cinnamon, 32-bit.

Installed dropbox as always from the dropbox-site.

Syncing is no problem; however, overlay icons (synchronized, not yet synchronized) are missing. I tried changing theme and icons, and tried
https://www.dropbox.com/help/154/en
Unlinking, relinking, reinstalling and so on: no overlay icons.

Any suggestions?


It is due to Nemo: I can see the icons in Nautilus, but not in Nemo. Tested on Mint13-64 laptop with Cinnamon 1.6 and Nemo.
Minor problem; I can live with it.

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby ramymamlouk » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:02 am

I have the same issue here, you're not alone.

However, I noticed that there is a nemo-dropbox extension, but requires me to remove dropbox itself. I haven't had the guts to try it out.

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mamlouk@mamloukwks ~ $ sudo aptitude search dropbox
[sudo] password for mamlouk:
p   caja-dropbox                    - Dropbox integration for Caja             
i   dropbox                         - Dropbox integration for Nautilus         
p   libnet-dropbox-api-perl         - Perl module providing a dropbox API interf
p   nautilus-dropbox                - Dropbox integration for Nautilus         
p   nemo-dropbox                    - Dropbox integration for Nemo

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby BopNiblets » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:18 pm

ramymamlouk wrote:I have the same issue here, you're not alone.

However, I noticed that there is a nemo-dropbox extension, but requires me to remove dropbox itself. I haven't had the guts to try it out.

I had the guts, I did "sudo apt-get install nemo-dropbox" and it says it will remove dropbox before the terminal prompt so I put in Y for yes.
Then it said use "nemo --quit" to quit any current instances of nemo so I did, but then dropbox was still in my menu and I started it and got the syncing icons. :)

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby heredeiros » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:55 am

thanks dude, this works.

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby plAsirius » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:39 pm

I had the guts, I did "sudo apt-get install nemo-dropbox" and it says it will remove dropbox before the terminal prompt so I put in Y for yes.
Then it said use "nemo --quit" to quit any current instances of nemo so I did, but then dropbox was still in my menu and I started it and got the syncing icons. :)


Excellent ! worked like a charm also for me.

Thanks.
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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby Gunstick » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:54 am

in fact the nemo-dropbox package downloads the dropbox binary again.

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Downloading Dropbox... 100%
Unpacking Dropbox... 100%


so basically the solution is:

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sudo apt-get install nemo-dropbox && nemo --quit


then start dropbox from the application menu as indicated

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Ne

Postby tommyb. » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:23 pm

In case someone runs into sim prob on Mint 17.3 Mate 64bit:

(1) Install first the caja dropbox app from software mgr
(2) Then trigger install from that (asks for sudo) from Mint Menu (sym link under Internet tab)
(3) Nothing happens
(4) Manually trigger dropbox install from Mint Menu (sym link under Internet tab)
....
(Final) Seems to have worked :)
*** :lol: As some may have noticed my help files are available from Dropbox. If you like to help me, use my referral http://db.tt/AsmPmOv please and we both get a 500MB cloudspace bonus each :D

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

Postby Roland » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:30 am

This doesn't seem to work in Mint 18. Tried all the steps mentioned, but no overlay icons.
I installed Dropbox from the Linux repositories. Dropbox itself functions OK.

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

Postby Roland » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:12 am

No one has the same problem? :(

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

Postby billybag » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:11 am

Roland wrote:No one has the same problem? :(


Surprisingly, no. The original solution of installing nemo dropbox and restarting nemo did the trick for me on 18. I did notice that the emblems were hard to see with the icon theme i am using. Perhaps this is the case for you?

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Re: Dropbox overlay icons visible in Nautilus, but not in Nemo

Postby Roland » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:39 am

I did notice that the emblems were hard to see with the icon theme i am using. Perhaps this is the case for you?


Yes! I changed icons from 'Gnome' to 'Mint-X' and the overlays became visible.
Thank you!


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