How To Install Dropbox In Xubuntu And Get Thunar Integration (Xfce)

The Ubuntu deb package available for download via the official Dropbox website requires Nautilus. But if you’re using Xubuntu (Xfce), you’ll probably want to use Dropbox with Thunar, the default file manager, instead of Nautilus.So here’s how to install Dropbox in Xubuntu/Xfce without Nautilus and get some basic Thunar integration (you won’t get file emblems, but you’ll get options to browse the file on the Dropbox website, get shareable link and view previous revisions, like in the screenshot above).Install Dropbox and a Dropbox Thunar plugin in Xubuntu1. Firstly, let’s install Dropbox without the Nautilus dependency:32bit:cd && wget -O – “http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86″ | tar xzf -64bit:cd && wget -O – “http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64″ | tar xzf -To start the Dropbox daemon (and the setup wizard if this is the first time you’re installing Dropbox), use the following command in a terminal:~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxdOnce you’re done, you’ll have to add Dropbox to startup so from the menu select Settings > Session and Startup and on the Applications Autostart tab, click “Add” and use the following:under “Name”, enter “Dropbox”under “Command”, enter “/home/YOURUSERNAME/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd” – without the quotes; replace “YOURUSERNAME” with your username.Then click OK and you’re done.2. Install the Dropbox Thunar extension.  Crunchbang provides thunar-dropbox deb packages that work

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