How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

I noticed that my dropbox icon went missing due to a bug in Dropbox. To restore it, I came across this post, and at the command line, had to issue following commands after opening a terminal window: First, install libappindicator1 once by: $ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 <enter> Now, each time, the below commands need … Continue reading How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at Download the deb file for your distribution from and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter> Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows. Click on the Start button displayed within the Dropbox Information Window. … Continue reading How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu

If you are not comfortable with the Ubuntu Unity desktop, you can try out Cinnamon desktop for a change. To do so, type the following commands in a terminal window: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable <enter> $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon <enter> Bonus you also get gnome 2 classic with it. … Continue reading Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu

Home folders appear on desktop

This happens when you delete the /home/user/Desktop folder. To restore the normal desktop back, do following steps: $ vi ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs Change the line with XDG_DESKTOP_DIR = “$HOME” to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR = “$HOME/Desktop :wq After that, create the Desktop folder in your home directory using: $ mkdir Desktop Restart your computer and you should be able to … Continue reading Home folders appear on desktop