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Dropbox ServiceMenu


KDE Service Menu

Score 90%
Dropbox ServiceMenu

Dropbox ServiceMenu

Dropbox ServiceMenu

Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  9168
Submitted:  May 9 2010
Updated:  Jan 29 2012


Dropbox ServiceMenu is a servicemenu which allows easy access to most of Dropbox features. It uses Dropbox CLI to generate public urls, and pyndexer to allow sharing directories in public folder.

* Copy Public URL to clipboard
* Share folder (via web browser)
* Copy file/directory to public folder and paste the URL to clipboard
* Move file/directory to public folder and paste the URL to clipboard
* Support for sharing directories in public folder using pyndexer ( http://dl.dropbox.com/u/552/pyndexer/index.html )
* Send generated public url via default email client and GMail (via webbrowser)
* View previous versions of file (via web browser)
* Encrypt directory listing with password (only works for directories in public folder)
* Automatic detection of Dropbox directory path

1. Copy .desktop files to ~/.kde4/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/
2. Copy content of dropbox-script to your $PATH - e.g. /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin

or run installation script (it will install scripts and .desktop files in ~/.kde4/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus):

or if you're running Fedora:
1. Install following RPM http://magnu5.fedorapeople.org/repo/magnu5-1.0-1.fc13.noarch.rpm
2. Now run following command: su -c 'yum install dropbox-servicemenu'

Thanks to Magnus Tuominen for providing Fedora RPMs.

or if you're running openSUSE:
You can install dropbox-servicemenu from KDE:Extras repository.

Additional dependencies:
- dropbox
- klipper
- kdialog
- sqlite3
- python
- python-m2crypto (required for encrypting directory listing)
- xdg-utils
- uudecode (can be found in sharutils package)
- recode
- perl

Currently translated to following languages:
Fully translated: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)

Not fully translated: (.desktop files, dropbox_menu_translations.sh): Portuguese, Turkish

if you want to translate this servicemenu then feel free to contact me via private message.

KNOWN ISSUES: This servicemenu requires python2. If your distro uses python3 as main python binary then this servicemenu won't work. In order to make it work you'll have to do some "sed magic" e.g. sed 's/python/python2/g' on dropbox_menu.sh and .py scripts, assuming that your distro provides python version 2 as python2.


- Danish translation updated thanks to Ole Holm Frandsen

- Support for Dropbox client >= 1.2
- Dropbox folder location is now determined by get_dropbox_folder.sh (written by Andrew Scheller)
- Dropbox-servicemenu now requires uudecode (can be found in sharutils package), recode and perl to be installed
- Shareable links support removed (currently i do not know how to get the user key from dropbox database)

- Dutch translation added thanks to Ruben Van Laerhoven

- Hungarian translation added thanks to Akos Toth

- German translation updated thanks to Felix Mauch
- Portuguese translation updated thanks to Ricardo Fernandes

- Fix python dependency check
- Removed xdg-open dependency check (KDE depends on xdg-utils, so it shouldn't be necessary)

- Added dependencies check

- Russian translation updated thanks to Stanislav Kosolapov

- Lithuanian translation updated thanks to Donatas G.

- Spanish translation updated thanks to Axel

- Italian translation updated - thanks to NevidS Sogaro

- German translation updated - thanks to Felix Mauch
- Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) translation added - thanks to Ray Chen

- Italian translation updated - thanks to NevidS Sogaro
- Czech translation updated - thanks to Pavel Fric
- French translation updated - thanks to Samuel Girard

- Add support for dropbox's new sharing model (dropbox 0.8 or higher required) - http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=21441&replies=155
- Merge "Copy public URL to klipper" with dropbox's new sharing model - if you use dropbox 0.8 or higher then you can generate public links for directories and files outside your Public folder

- Second attempt to make this servicemenu compatible with KHNS - scripts are now placed in servicemenu directory, install script doesn't require user interaction

- Spanish translation updated - thanks to Omar Campagne Polaino

- Removed wrong line in previous version thus "copy file to public.." was broken :P

- First attempt to make this servicemenu compatible with KHNS

- Small bugfix

- Use freedesktop notifications instead of kdialog, should be less obtrusive - feel free to share your opinions about this (is it better or worse?)
- Move script translations to separate file

- German translation updated

Source(Dropbox ServiceMenu 0.16.1)
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 "Generate public URL" doesn't work

 by oshunluvr on: Oct 16 2012
Score 50%

I continually get the error "You can generate public URL only for files and directories that are in your Dropbox Public folder."

The file in question is in the Dropbox Public folder.

Kubuntu 12.04

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 Re: "Generate public URL" doesn't work

 by oshunluvr on: Oct 16 2012
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I did discover that if I use the "Move to public folder and..." option, it moves the file (overwrites the original" and generates a correct URL.

Seems the problem lies with the location detector bit.

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 Ubuntu package

 by cbrunos on: Dec 13 2012
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Hi, if someone wants an Ubuntu package, here it is: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1343895/katelatexplugin-0.4.1-Linux.deb

Works on 12.04.

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 Re: Ubuntu package

 by cbrunos on: Dec 13 2012
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Oups, wrong thread! Very sorry.

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 All dropbox files can be linked now

 by drakmor on: Apr 6 2013
Score 63%

Hi, I just installed this and it works really well! One thing I noticed though is that only files in the public folder can get their urls. However, as of a few months or so ago, Dropbox has allowed users to get links for any file, in the public folder or not. Is there a chance this is going to be implemented? Thanks!

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 can't find : `kde4-config

 by -luk- on: Apr 14 2013
Score 50%

Hi, i'm having problems with this software. Everytime i try to use it appears this error. kde4-config is installed, but he's trying `kde4-config. I can't link it because the shell don't execute the command. It's a bug? how can i solve it?

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 Re: can't find : `kde4-config

 by mrboese on: Oct 17 2013
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(Maybe too late for you, but for everyone, who has the same problem)

Just edit the *.desktop files in ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/ replace 'kde4-config --localprefix' by ~./kde (The script tries to tell the kde service directory using kde4-config). Also, you have to copy dropbox-script to ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/ (The installation instructions are wrong!!)

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 Does not work any longer

 by dgvirtual on: Oct 30 2013
Score 50%

The public url functionality is gone at least in Kubuntu 13:10 (and perhaps even in lower version) because of this problem: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=320623

Could you look into it?

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 Link ULR does not work

 by Berndy on: Feb 17 2014
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Just tried to send a link from the public folder. But it doesn´t work

leads to an Dropbox error page. Sharing links with "caja" (Mate File-manager) works :

look at the different ULR


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