Remove Mail icon from indicator-applet but leave the Sound applet. [Lucid]

Asked by Screatch on 2010-03-20

Since i installed Lucid Beta 1, i was a little bit dissapointed with the indicator-applet.
The question is how do i remove the small mail icon from gnome-taskbar.

Please see screenshot for a better understanding of what do i mean.

I highlighted what i want removed with red.

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Did you try to right click and remove?

Screatch (screatch) said : #2

Of course i tried to right click and remove it, but if i remove it, it also removes a sound applet, and i need to keep it.

I tried that too and it worked for me... right click mail icon, remove from panel. The only thing that went away was the mail icon.

Screatch (screatch) said : #4

Worked fine in Karmic but in Lucid, removing the mail icon, removes also a sound applet.

You should file a bug report.

C. Coates (ccoates) said : #6

Hey guys, I'm new to Lucid Lynx, but I think I have a solution. Go into the Synaptic Package Manager and do a search for "indicator-messages". Uninstall that package, but do NOT uninstall "indicator-applet".

You'll need to logout and then login again to see the changes. Caveat emptor, I don't know if this will break anything else related to the indicator applet, but it got rid of the little mail icon for me. I also can't remember who to credit for the fix, as I found it in a random forum post.


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