Arch Dropbox

Posted onby admin

In addition to the server storage space, we offer you your personal cloud storage space with 300 GB volume. This allows you to back up personal data or share large files with external partners or employees (similar to DropBox). The pkgver 120.4.4598 and my dropbox version don't seem to be the same (my dropbox client says v121.4.4267). Maybe the PKGBUILD needs to be updated? Pedrorafael commented on 2021-04-23 13:58. Contribute to frealgagu/archlinux.dropbox-cli development by creating an account on GitHub.

In addition to the server storage space, we offer you your personal cloud storage space with 300 GB volume.
This allows you to back up personal data or share large files with external partners or employees (similar to DropBox).

How to share your data

Nextcloud Client Installation

To install the Nextcloud Client you first need to log into on the Browser.

After logging in you need to click the User-Icon (1) on the top-right to get to the Settings (2)

Go to Mobile & Desktop (3) in the Settings to download the Client.

Before we click Desktop App (5) we first need to copy the Server Link (4) since we will need that later on.

  1. The last shortcut will lead you to the official Download-Page, where you can download the Client for each Operating System.

After the download is complete and the Client installed, this window will show up.

Continue with «Register» (7).

  1. Paste the link which we copied before (, and go to «Continue».

Click here «Register» (9).

Next type in the ETH-Username (10) and the ETH-Password (11)

(Server, Mail)

Click here «Grant Access» (12).

  1. In this window you can either synchronize all Data from the Server to your device or synchronize separate Folders. After you’ve done that you can click «Connect».

  1. After you chose your Settings you can decide what happens to the unmarked Folders.

After you’ve done that your Nextcloud Client should be running on your Computer.


Dolphin is the default file manager of KDE. For the video game console emulator, see Dolphin emulator.


Install the dolphin package.


For version control and Dropbox support, install dolphin-plugins. To enable the relevant plugin go to Settings > Configure Dolphin... > Services.

Compare files

The Compare files dialog depends on kompare. Alternatively, you can compare files in any diff tool (such as meld) by selecting two files, right clicking, selecting open with, and then the diff tool.

File previews

  • kdegraphics-thumbnailers: Image files and PDFs
  • kimageformats: Gimp .xcf files
  • qt5-imageformats : .webp, .tiff, .tga, .jp2 files
  • resvgAUR: Fast and accurate SVG image thumbnails
  • kdesdk-thumbnailers: Plugins for the thumbnailing system
  • ffmpegthumbs: Video files (based on ffmpeg)
  • raw-thumbnailer: .raw files
  • taglib : Audio files
  • kde-thumbnailer-apkAUR: Android application package files
  • kde-thumbnailer-blenderAUR: Blender application files

Enable preview showing of required file type in Settings > Configure Dolphin... > General > Previews.

View audio CDs

Support for audio CDs is provided by the kio extension audiocd-kio.


Arch dropbox alternative

Open terminal

Dolphin and other KDE applications use konsole by default. To change the default terminal emulator, run kcmshell5 componentchooser and select Terminal Emulator > Use a different terminal program.

Some users will not have the module installed. Instead, the default terminal can be changed by modifying the kdeglobals configuration ~/.config/kdeglobals, and adding TerminalApplication=terminalname under the [General] tab. Note, it is likely that this method will not make the internal Dolphin terminal window (opened with F4) use the terminal specified in the kdeglobals configuration.

KIO Slaves

Dolphin uses KIO slaves for network access, trash and other functionality, unlike GTK file managers which use GVFS. Available protocols are shown in the location bar (editable mode) [1]. To quickly bookmark them, right-click in the workspace, and select 'Add to Places'.


You can install KIO slaves manually. For example, to browse your Google Drive in Dolphin, install kio-gdrive.


Device names shown as 'X GiB Harddrive'

Create a filesystem label, or a partition label, and Dolphin will show this label in the device list instead of the size. See Persistent block device naming#by-label.

Moving files into trash takes long on external drives

For moving files into the Trash, it's required that the user has exclusive access rights to the Trash. The rationale being that you do not want that others can see what you deleted. For that, a folder such as .Trash-1000 is created on the external drive, with permission mode 700.

Arch autostart dropbox

If the correct access permissions cannot be set, dolphin will (unlike GNOME) move the files to the trash in the home directory, which takes time.

To mount USB-Sticks / external HDDs, Dolphin uses Udisks. FAT32 / EXFAT / NTFS do not support UNIX file permission, udisk mounts them by default with mode 755.To configure udisks to mount these drives with mode 700, have a look at the file /etc/udisks2/mount_options.conf.example. Copy the file (the name should end with .conf), uncomment the relevant part and add for the three filesystems to the lines with xyz_defaults the options fmask=177,dmask=077.

(Background information: [2], [3])

Transparent fonts

Dropbox Arch Dropbox

Fonts in selection frames may become transparent when using the GTK Qt style. Native Qt styles such as Cleanlooks and Oxygen are unaffected.

Crashes on mounted SMB share

See Samba#Unable to overwrite files.

Icons not showing

If icons are not displaying on Dolphin, and an error similar to 'Pixmap is a null Pixmap' appears on the console, try putting this line in your ~/.profile

If icons are still not able display, and same error 'Pixmap is a null Pixmap', run qt5ct, looking at 'icon theme' tab. Choose one icon theme and apply.

Icons are too big

If icons are too big on Dolphin in not KDE environment, start it with:

Mismatched folder view background colors

When running Dolphin under something other than Plasma, it is possible the background color in the folder view pane will not match the system Qt theme. This is because Dolphin reads the folder view's background color from the [Colors:View] section in ~/.config/kdeglobals. Change the following line to the R,G,B values you prefer:

Dropbox Arch Linux

Alternatively, use kvantum-qt5 to manage your Qt5 theming. For instructions on usage see the Kvantum project homepage.

Arch Linux Dropbox Icon

Zsh profile not loading in integrated terminal

Arch Autostart Dropbox

The factual accuracy of this article or section is disputed.

Reason: This issue is not limited to just Zsh; konsole (and thus konsolepart) does not launch a login shell by default. zprofile should be loaded by the display manager when starting the session (like it is done by SDDM[4][5]) not by the terminal emulator. (Discuss in Talk:Dolphin#)

Using Dropbox Arch Linux

If your zsh profile is not loading, try editing your current profile. Right-click on the integrated terminal then 'Edit Current Profile...' and edit the launch command to /bin/zsh --login

GTK applications are not using Dolphin

See Uniform look for Qt and GTK applications#Consistent file dialog.

New Dropbox

See also

Retrieved from ''