I want to disable the notification area in gnome-shell because it causes alot of graphical glitches for my computer. I use tint2 for my system tray. Is there a way to do this?
I'm not sure what side effects, if any, this will have, but here's one way to do it:
Find the following line (217 for me):
Comment it out:
Save the file, press Alt-F2 and enter
If you're using Gnome 3.2 then you might find something useful at http://extensions.gnome.org