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Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar [Solved]

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 12:55
by t0psy
My dropbox icon disappears from the task bar when compositing is enabled.
This is a recent change, it has been there prior to today.
I use "compton" as the compositor, however if I disable this and run the Xfce compositor I get the same result.
Running without isn't the end of the world, I just wondered if anyone would know how to debug this.

Re: Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 17:14
by kurotsugi
I found that newest dropbox (3.xx) is buggy. the older version work just fine. I'm using the old 2.10.3

Re: Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 19:13
by t0psy
Yes thanks for that, I found a thread here:-

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=190940&p=2

It appears that it is not an Xfce issue and other DE's are affected too.
Now how to downgrade or ride out till a fix update?

Re: Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar

Posted: 27 Dec 2014 19:27
by kurotsugi
unfortunately you can't. dropbox will always looking for the newest version unless you use the tar compressed version.

Re: Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar

Posted: 28 Dec 2014 09:04
by t0psy
You are correct, I have had a trawl and an older pre V3 version is not easily available.
I have posted a question on the Dropbox Forum about this issue so as to at least register the problem.

Re: Dropbox icon disappears on taskbar

Posted: 12 Feb 2015 18:51
by t0psy
New download at Dropbox.com that fixes this issue