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I want to remove the Evolution group and replace it with ThunderBird, remove Chat and replace it with Pidgin, and finally remove the Broadcast group.

How do I do that?

messagin_menu screenshot

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There is a fantastic article here on how to remove unwanted entries from the menu. I'll give you a short summary of it, but it's worth a full read.

You'll want to run these in Terminal:

mkdir -p ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/

ln -s /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/evolution ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/evolution

ln -s /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/empathy ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/empathy

ln -s /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/gwibber.indicator ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/gwibber.indicator

This will remove CHAT, BROADCAST, and EVOLUTION from the menu. I can't tell you how to install the Thunderbird one, however; this command MAY do it, but there's no promises. I don't use Thunderbird, so I can't give an absolute answer.

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/thunderbird /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/thunderbird

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