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Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#1 Post by rootetsy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:34 pm

Hi all,

I'm running MX 17.1 and I'm trying to hide the Dropbox icon from the Notification Area. I can hide other icons no problem by going to the properties for the Notification Area and then clicking the check mark next to the app in the known applications list.

The problem is that the application doesn't show up in Known Applications so I can't hide it. Anyone know how I can hide that?

Thanks!

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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#2 Post by manyroads » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 am

How did you get Dropbox in the notification area? It's normally a standalone app in the panel (on my installs...) :alien:
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:04 am

manyroads wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 am
How did you get Dropbox in the notification area? It's normally a standalone app in the panel (on my installs...) :alien:
notification area = systray
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#4 Post by richb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 am

manyroads wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 am
How did you get Dropbox in the notification area? It's normally a standalone app in the panel (on my installs...) :alien:
Always lands in the notification panel for me. I do not see how to hide it either, although G search indicates a method to do so.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#5 Post by rootetsy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:11 am

Dolphin is right. It's the systray and I think "Notification Area" is the official name or something. Here is a screen shot of what I mean.

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One thing that is odd is that the icons appear to be in alphabetical order but Dropbox is always the first item even though it should probably be the 3rd if it was in that order. I'm sure that has something to do with me not being able to hide it. I did try hiding anything that I didn't know what it was but that didn't do it. LOL.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#6 Post by manyroads » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 am

For good or ill... here's what my version of xfce4 holds for the Notification Area, there's no Dropbox. My system tray does show Dropbox with, as Rich said, no easy way to remove it.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#7 Post by manyroads » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:22 am

I seem to remember reading somewhere (although I can't find it via Mother Google) if you start Dropbox manually rather than via autostart, it may not appear. But when I tested that it did not change anything. Sorry. :frown:
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#8 Post by rootetsy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:23 am

richb wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 am
Always lands in the notification panel for me. I do not see how to hide it either, although G search indicates a method to do so.
I haven't been able to find anything on the net about that. Mostly what I find is things about the icon not showing up at all. I guess my search skills are failing me on this. Would you mind sharing what you found Richb?

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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#9 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:27 am

I think you can hide it, take a look at this:

https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/systray
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#10 Post by richb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 am

The dropbox icon is in the notification area some call the systray, (which I believe it is called in KDE). It does not show in the notification area list as has been noted. Hence the difficulty in hiding it.

This is for Cinnamon. In our case, XFCE, it is in System Settings>Notifications.

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