Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

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

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.