Ubuntu: How can Dropbox sync status be checked?


Previously, the sync status of files of the Dropbox directory was visible by small Dropbox status icons placed on the icons of Dropbox files and by asking the Dropbox executable (https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/9192). On Ubuntu 16.10, I can see no Dropbox status icons nor does the Dropbox executable seem to be returning sync information for specific files and directories. How can this be achieved?

I've got dropbox_2.10.0_amd64.deb and nautilus-dropbox_2.10.0_all.deb installed (https://linux.dropboxstatic.com/packages/ubuntu/).


Executing the following command has made the Dropbox sync icon emblems visible in Nautilus:

sudo echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=100000 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf; sudo sysctl -p  


Are you sure you Dropbox is starting with the system?

  1. On the terminal type:

    dropbox start

It should appear the Dropbox icon on the top right corner;

  1. Click on the Dropbox icon and choose 'preferences';

  2. On the 'General' tab, there is the option 'Start Dropbox on system startup'

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