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I wish to disable the envelope icon in 11.10's menu bar. I do not want to remove it permanently from the computer.

With previous versions, I could right-click those type icons to make them go away, but I cannot find out how to do that in 11.10.

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The easiest way to disable the envelope I know is by uninstalling the indicator wich is no big deal as you can revert your changes in the same easy way.

sudo apt-get remove indicator-messages

to remove the indicator.

sudo apt-get install indicator-messages

to get it back again.

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This is a duplicate question however the OP stated he didn't want to remove/uninstall it. Which I don't think is possible. – kikixx Oct 18 '11 at 17:29
Sorry, didn't read well enough. Edited my ansewering post to better fit his question. – joschi Oct 19 '11 at 7:17

This looks like a simple way:

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – stephenmyall Aug 17 '12 at 23:22
The link is for Backtrack. Backtrack doesn't use Unity. – hexafraction Dec 8 '12 at 21:39

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