Items not displayed on notification area

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Items not displayed on notification area

Postby zombie_ramboz » 2018-01-13 13:32


I am running Stretch with Xfce and experiencing a minor, but frustrating, issue.

I used to see the Dropbox icon as well as another app I use regularly in the notification area, but longer, it only displays the network icon. Yes I have have ticked the checkbox in Dropbox. When I try start Dropbox from the command line it says it is already running.

If I right click the notification area and view properties I see a list of "known applications", but don't see the applications I am interested in.

Anybody have any ideas? I am willing to do a reinstall if I have to, it's that annoying.


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Re: Items not displayed on notification area

Postby kc1di » 2018-01-17 17:48

try this command
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dropbox stop && dbus-launch dropbox start

if that works it can be made permanent by going to autostart and changing the execute command to
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dbus-launch dropbox start
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