November 10, 2014

Plank Themes Pantiva And Capeos



Download Zip file from this page, extract with Archive Manager. Inside the folder
plank-themes-master are the folders Pantiva and Capeos.
Rightclick Files in Plank and choose New Window As Administrator.

Move the folders Pantiva and Capeos to the folder /usr/share/plank/themes.

Choose your style : Applications > System Settings > Tweaks > Plank > Theme.

November 3, 2014

Missing Dropbox Indicator Icon

After installing the latest Dropbox , it's indicator icon was missing in wingpanel.

You can check if the dropbox daemon is running by ( in Terminal ) :
ps -ef | grep dropbox
eric      2761     1  0 16:29 ?        00:00:09 /home/eric/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-2.10.41/dropbox
eric     30797 30634  0 19:26 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto dropbox

There is however a simple solution :
Open Terminal and type the following :
nano .xsessionrc

and add the following line :


Use Ctrl+O to File Name to Write, just hit Enter and then Ctrl+X to Exit.

And then in the same Terminal :
source .xsessionrc
dropbox stop && dropbox start -i &

( Or logout and login again...).

Another way is by adding the same line to the file ~/.bashrc or the file  /etc/profile ( as administrator ). After that follow same procedure as above.

Instructions to change the blue dropbox indicator icon to a nicer one can be found on this page.