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I uninstalled "Unity" and use "Gnome Shell" instead, but the new "online accounts" was still in the "system settings" menu. How can I completely remove it?

I tried the command below but it doesn't work:

sudo apt-get -y remove unity-lens-shopping account-plugin-aim account-plugin-facebook account-plugin-flickr account-plugin-google account-plugin-icons account-plugin-identica account-plugin-jabber account-plugin-salut account-plugin-twitter account-plugin-windows-live account-plugin-yahoo gnome-online-accounts 
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Good question.. it's a known bug. See bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/… I don't know how to get rid of it though. –  StuartHa Nov 3 '12 at 17:52
    
@user19192 I've just switched to KDE after that(removed both Gnome Classic and Gnome Shell.)and luckily everything goes well. –  A_txt Nov 4 '12 at 14:52

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If you want to remove the option in gnome-control-center simply execute :

sudo apt-get purge unity-control-center-signon

And you will see online accounts disappear from system settings (if you're using Unity).

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NB If you've switched from Unity to GNOME and accounts added in Unity aren't showing up, this will purge them so you can re-add in GNOME. –  Calvin May 7 at 13:48

You can remove just the icon, without affecting anything:

sudo mv /usr/share/applications/gnome-credentials-panel.desktop /usr/share/applications/ gnome-credentials-panel.desktop.old

Or, you can remove the package that is responsible for it

sudo apt-get remove unity-control-center-signon
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