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After installing a bunch of new application indicators, I realized that I was using a lot of the top-bar space, and wanted to get rid of some default indicators to have more space. Is this somehow possible?

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You can uninstall the individual indicator packages entirely using Synaptic Package Manager, or blacklist the indicator icons using Gconf-editor.

For example, I've removed the indicator-me package that shows username and chat status.

The volume indicator is called indicator-sound, and the indicator with your username and session management is called indicator-session. The battery indicator is configurable in the power management settings.

Search for 'indicator' in Synaptic to see more of them.

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