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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

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

Jerry3904 wrote:
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
But Dropbox does not show in that list.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#12 Post by manyroads » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:40 am

rich Are you suggesting to clear the known applications (list)?

I have done that before (by mistake). I make lots of those. I have to say the panel was much smaller afterwards.

I think apps come back after updates, don't they? (I won't test this. ;) I'm just not up for that one. )
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#13 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:41 am

I don't have it installed myself, so can't follow up. Is there any help in the man file? Like

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dropbox --no-icon
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#14 Post by richb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:48 am

manyroads wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:40 am
rich Are you suggesting to clear the known applications (list)?

I have done that before (by mistake). I make lots of those. I have to say the panel was much smaller afterwards.

I think apps come back after updates, don't they? (I won't test this. ;) I'm just not up for that one. )
No that is different than what was suggested , It is general notifications in the Settings manager. In any case that did not work.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#15 Post by chrispop99 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am

About two times out of three, the Dropbox icon corrupts for me. I spent a lot of time trying to stop it appearing, but came to the conclusion the Dropbox code defeated everything I tried.

I eventually created a Frankenstein script which is autostarted each boot:

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sleep 20s
dropbox stop
sleep 5s
dropbox start
The Dropbox icon is then fine.

(I only posted this in case it was why the OP wants to hide the icon.)

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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#16 Post by richb » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:51 am

Yes it does sometimes get corrupted. I just reset the panel. In fact I made a launcher to do this.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#17 Post by Richard » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm

@manyroads,
The Dropbox icon will be shown in the Notification Area, SysTray,
if you set it up to start from Menu > Settings > Session & Startup > Application AutoStart

mine starts with this line in the Application-AutoStart section:
/home/richard/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
if you download and install from the Dropbox website.

I have seen other methods of installing it, that put it in /home/richard/*, as well.

However, I don't know how to turn off the icon.
It is in the Notification Area/Tray but does not offer to hide it.
As mentioned, it sometimes gets turned off, but no idea where.
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Re: Hide Dropbox icon in Notification Area

#18 Post by rootetsy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi all,

I had a chance to look into this a little and made some progress but it's still not working. LOL. Here is what I found.

First thing I did was dig through the files in places like .config but didn't find anything useful there. So next I checked the xfconf gui editor and found the items listed there. But it wouldn't allow me to manually edit it. The edit button is greyed out.

So I thought I would get creative and check out the cli tool xfconf-query. I can see the items in the known applications list like this:

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xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /plugins/plugin-6/names-visible
I then used this command to setup a command for me that I could just append what I wanted to it.

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xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /plugins/plugin-6/names-visible|tail -32|while read item; do echo -n "-t string -s \"$item\" "; done
OK now I just appended that output to the following command and added an additional one to add Dropbox in there. :) Here is the command without the long list of other apps that I duplicated.

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xfconf-query -c xfce4-panel -p /plugins/plugin-6/names-visible -t string -s "dropbox"
Had to reset the panel to get it to show up

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xfce4-panel -r
And now it's in the list and even has the correct icon. Yay! But when I check it it still doesn't hide.

I tried adding it as "dropbox" and "Dropbox" but neither worked.

Anyone see what I'm missing there?

Thanks!

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