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February 25th, 2011, 05:28 PM
ive removed the program evolution e-mail from my system. But still there is an icon from it in the panel up-right. I tried to remove it, but then it also removed my sound button! Its wierd. And i dont know how i can get rid of the icon without removing other buttons. What is the easiest way to modify my panel buttons?

February 25th, 2011, 05:41 PM
I use Thunderbird, and removed Evolution.

the icon is for the Indicator Applet, not Evolution.

I installed Cloud Services Notifications, (I found the instructions on the forum) and mapped it to the icon so that it was doing something.

Works for me



February 25th, 2011, 06:59 PM
ok.. i dont quite understand. how will this make me able to remove the icon? Im not interested in evolution or the thunderbird. I dont want a e-mail program on my computer.

The icon is not indicator apple i think (dont know what that is..), because when i click it it tries to open evolution...

February 25th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Sorry, I misunderstood your intent.

The mail icon is part of the Indicator Applet, I believe it's all or nothing.

edit to add:

Found this link, haven't tried it.

Remove Evolution Mail Notifier from Indicator Applet in Ubuntu’s System Tray


February 25th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Ok, I tried it and it worked.

I'd already un-installed Evolution so I got a not installed error from the first command in the link.

All I did then was in the terminal:

sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages

answered 'y'


killall gnome-panel

after a few seconds the gnome panels returned sans the email icon !

All the other icons still function, wireless, blutooth, battery and volume.

Did it on 3 different systems same results, cool, I've been trying to get rid of it for awhile.

February 25th, 2011, 09:56 PM
thanks so much for the site, now its solved! :-P

February 25th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Cool, glad I could finally help someone.

I've gotten enough help here, finally able to give something back.