Well, some Linux distributions do have a package named “nautilus-dropbox” or similar thing, but if you are going to install this package on KDE, you need install many dependencies such as “nautilus” even “gnome”…
I don’t want these unnecessary packages because I’m using KDE, so I created a simple shell script to install Dropbox on KDE. Here is how to use my script:
1. Download the installation script from the following gist:
2. Extract it, open your terminal (preferably as super user), navigate to where you put the script, set execute permission for the script by the following command:
chmod +x dropbox.sh
3. Execute the shell script:
You are done, you can find Dropbox from your application launcher.
Actually I don’t think they are issues, but I just list them here.
1. Blurry icon.
This is because Dropbox didn’t put a high resolution icon in their compressed archive. You can download a large icon from web then use KDE Menu Editor to replace it with the default one:
2. Start Dropbox automatically when you login.
Normally no further steps are required to set autostart, “as KDE saves running applications when logging out and restarts them automatically.”