Question relating to the Messaging Menu which provides quick access to global messaging status and messaging applications from the Ubuntu menu bar.

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How to hide items in Unity's top panel?

I just updated to Natty and now the default top panel has icons for mail, chat, and power (lock, restart, etc.) In Lucid and Maverick I could just right click on them and remove from panel, but that ...
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Is there a way to add Mozilla Thunderbird to the messaging menu?

I use Thunderbird instead of Evolution for my mail client, so I'd prefer if I could replace Evolution with Thunderbird in the messaging component of the Indicator applet. Does anyone know how to do ...
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How to remove (or hide) Chat Status Icons from Messaging Menu

I would know how to remove or hide in Ubuntu 12.04 the Chat Status section (available, away, busy, invisible and offline) from Messaging Menu as I am not using any instant messenger. I do not want to ...
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How do I remove that envelope icon from the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet? Is there a way to remove that envelope icon from the menu bar? It's around the top right corner. It contains Chat, ...
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Messaging Menu missing after upgrade to 12.10

Upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 today, and the messaging menu is missing. Might be because the only application that I use with the messaging menu is Pidgin. Is this an issue where pidgin has not been ...
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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?
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How can I remove the default indicators and add custom ones?

I am trying to use the old Ubuntu feature of adding/removing indicators from the top panel in 11.10/12.04, but cannot do so. I have these questions: How can I remove or add indicator applet at top ...
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Is there a Gmail notifier that integrates with the Messaging menu?

how can i get it back in natty 11.04? thanks.
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Integrate Skype into Messaging Menu

I know Skype is proprietary, but it would be awesome if it were to be integrated into messaging menu much like Pidgin, Empathy, etc. Is there a plug-in that does that?
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Don't show gwibber messages in indicator applet

Gwibber turns the indicator-applet-icon blue, each time a new tweet appears in my timeline, which is always. It is therefore no longer usefull as a "there is a new message for you" resulting in many ...
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How do I switch back to Evolution and ensure that it is integrated with the desktop?

I would like to use Evolution as the default mail client. Thus, I'd like to have Evolution integrated with the desktop instead of Thunderbird (especially concerning the mail symbol on the desktop ...
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Missing panel icons at top right

I have been using 11.10 for a month or two, and I always had these icons at the top right (mail/messenger, battery state, volume control): After upgrading to 12.04, I lost all of these tray entries ...
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Why won't Thunderbird report notifications to the indicator-applet on 12.04?

Just upgraded to 12.04 from 11.04, using the default Unity desktop. I don't seem to be getting anything from the Messaging indicator applet. I'm running all the default things that I installed this ...
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Stop Super+M from opening Messaging Menu

How can I make Super+M and Super+S work for compiz effects and not for indicator applet & indicator applet session in Lucid?
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Python/GTK3 app crashing on importing “indicate” (python-indicate)

I'm trying to integrate my Python/GTK3 app with Ubuntu's messaging menu and every time I try to import "indicate" (python-indicate) my app crashes, with the following traceback: ...
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How do I/is it possible to remove the Broadcast option from the messaging indicator?

I would like to remove an applet from the GNOME panel/indicator applet (the Gwibber/broadcasting applet, to be precise) in Unity mode. Is this possible? If so, would any techniques also apply to ...
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Where is the messaging menu in 12.10? [closed]

All of a sudden, after the volume slider disappeared, now the messaging menu has disappeared too! after the last update, now the messaging menu does not show anything written! here is a screenshot- ...
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Override Built-In Maverick Keyboard Shortcuts

Having used the Command+M keyboard shortcut to minimize windows in OS X, I'd like to use the same functionality in Ubuntu 10.10. When I try, though, it only brings up the "communications" section of ...
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Can I rearrange the messaging menu list?

This is my current messaging menu layout in Ubuntu 12.10: I was wondering is there a way to change the list? I would rather have Thunderbird moved to the bottom. I tried uninstalling Thunderbird, ...
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How do I modify the message notifier widget in the Unity global menu?

I started to ask "What's this not-a-panel panel in Unity, and how do I control it?" but I've at least gotten as far as realizing it is the "global menu". My global menu has a message notifier widget ...
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Can you disable the envelope icon in the panel without removing it?

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, ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to the 'clear' option in the messaging menu?

Say I get a new email, I get a notify osd message indicating subject and sender, and the messaging menu envelope turns blue. To clear the blue indicator, I usually click on the blue envelope, and ...
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How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel?

I am running a pretty peculiar setup right now with LXDE, plank and the XFCE4-panel. This works fine, but I can't seem to find the messaging menu under the system tray options: Is there any service ...
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How do I modify the Unity Global Menu

I got some help with part of this question: How do I modify the message notifier widget in the Unity global menu? But I'm wondering more broadly if there is a tool to tweak the Unity Global Menu. ...