This is a broken Dropbox indicator in gnome-flashback on Ubuntu 16.04.1. (Dropbox version: x86_64-9.4.94)
As it can be seen here, it works fine in Unity. But how can I get that in gnome-flashback (as appindicator)?
When I force Dropbox to present itself as old-fashioned systray icon1 the menu gets usable.
- What convinces Dropbox to present the color icon in gnome-flashback when it runs as appindicator? As indicator it is black&white in Unity.
- Can I fool Dropbox to believe it runs under Unity? Can I force "appindicator mode"?
- Is there something wrong in the Dropbox code failing to decide properly between systray/appindicator? This colored icon looks like the result of half systray, half appindicator…
1 You can force Dropbox into "systray mode" by running
dbus-launch dropbox start or
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS= dropbox start instead of starting it with a plain