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I'm running gnome-shell 3.2.0 and when I click the clock applet in the middle of the top panel, the following shows up:

Screenshot of gnome-shell calendar applet

I have no need for the entire right part, right of the dotted line, which is dedicated to the "Online Accounts" integration with evolution's calendar. Is there a way to remove/disable it, so I can just have the date part of the calendar applet (left of the dotted vertical line)?

I just like to browse the dates to see how many days are left in the month and stuff like that. I use Google's web interface for my "Calendaring".

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Edit: This is now obsolete, an extension has been written for this:

There's no configuration value for this, it's hard-coded in at the moment, but it's easy enough to change:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/panel.js

Find the line that reads:

this._dateMenu = new DateMenu.DateMenuButton({ showEvents: true });

And simply change true to false

Then restart GNOME Shell by pressing Alt-F2 and entering r

A useful resource for reference (see components section):

Edit: For anyone who's interested, here's the end result:

GNOME Shell calendar without agenda

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Brilliant; thanks a lot! :-) I would give 2 up-votes if I could, for providing that useful customization link. Thanks again! – Victor Jan 5 '12 at 14:01
Just curious, but would you also know how to make the resulting calendar window more centered? – Christopher Kyle Horton Jan 5 '12 at 22:16
Sure: in js/ui/dateMenu.js change let menuAlignment = 0.25 to let menuAlignment = 0.5 – benwh Jan 6 '12 at 1:33
I was going to ask this but I thought it would be too much. Never doubt the community again! ;-) – Victor Jan 17 '12 at 22:03
Works perfectly in Wheezy... but that's not working Jessie with gnome-shell 3.14.2. Is there any other way to do it in gnome-shell 3.14? – France Lipuzic Apr 29 '15 at 12:32

There is an extension for that called Nothing To Do (search

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Nice, thanks. This is the link to it: – Victor Mar 11 '12 at 21:10

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