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 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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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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Is there a way to add Google Calendar notifications to the indicator message applet?

Is there a way to have Google Calendar notifications through the message indicator applet without using Evolution? Something similar perhaps to "Gmailwatcher"? Or Is there a way to integrate Google ...
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Developer documentation for the Messaging Menu?

The only documentation I have been able to find on integrating an application with the Messaging Menu is old and out of date: ...
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Messaging Menu Keyboard Shortcut

In previous versions of Ubuntu, Super+M would open the messaging menu. In 11.04, the Super key is captured by the launcher. I have yet to find a way to quickly open the messaging menu from the ...
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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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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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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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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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Set default account in Empathy metacontact [closed]

When I link contacts in empathy, facebook becomes the default account used in a new chat. Is there a way to change the default account? I'd like to avoid using facebook whenever possible, and ...
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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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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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How to integrate Pidgin and Evolution into the message indicator?

I upgraded to 12.10, I was using Unity 2d, but as it no longer exists I moved to gnome classic, something in the upgrade seems to have change the message indicator in the "Indicator Applet Complete". ...
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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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Dynamic shortcuts for Messaging Menu?

I'm Unity Mail developer and I wonder if it's possible to add a shortcut to Messaging Menu from within the application (it's written in Python). I need to connect it's user-display to a function in ...
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Is there any way to integrate Dropbox in the messaging menu like ubuntu one?

Well, what the title says : is there any way to integrate Dropbox in the messaging menu like ubuntu one ? Edit: Below is an image showing where Ubuntu One is on the messaging menu That is where I ask ...
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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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Remove mail menu from indicator-messages

I'm using popper mail notification, which integrates into the messaging applet, therefore I have no use for the default message indicator entries. Is there a way to hide/remove them? I already ...
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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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How do I programmatically detect presence changes in the messaging menu?

Is there a way to subscribe to messaging menu events? Specifically, I'm looking for a signal (over DBus?) that is fired when the online presence status changes in the messaging menu
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Why are the MeMenu and the messaging applet two separate things?

When I look at them, their functionality seems to overlap so much that they could almost be merged: The MA is used to open Gwibber, but the MM is used to set the accounts and broadcast messages. The ...
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How to show unread count on Messaging Menu?

Is there a way to show unread count on Messaging Menu icon, without opening it? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04.
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How do I remove the messaging menu for just one user?

How can I remove the entire messaging menu for one particular user (and not all other users) under Unity or Unity-2D in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Remove entries from messaging menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove “Set Up Mail” and other entries from the message indicator? In Ubuntu 11.10, how do I remove the Chat, Broadcast and Set Up Mail... entries from the ...
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Is there any way to 'hook' the messaging menu?

I would like to write an application that receives a notification whenever the messaging menu is activated (the blue envelope lights up) and whenever it is deactivated (the blue envelope returns to ...
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Desktop Feed Reader which can sync with Google Reader

I am looking for a Desktop Feed Reader which can sync with Google Reader and sits in the messaging menu and give desktop notifications. It should be like, when I have marked an item as 'read' on ...
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How do I change the chat and mail clients in the indicator area?

I am new to Unity thanks to my Natty upgrade the other day. While I like some of the new things, I would also like to reconfigure some stuff. Can I change the tray apps to use different applications? ...
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Why does the Messaging Indicator display 3 instances of Inbox?

A couple of (I believe) interrelated questions regarding the Messaging Indicator: Why does the Ubuntu Messaging Indicator Applet display 3 instances of Inbox ? Why does new email not show up in ...
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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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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 can I get rid of this indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the Mail icon indicator applet? I have an indicator, I think the messaging menu, that I'd really like to get rid of: How can I stop it from starting and ...
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Ubuntu One notifications?

Is it possible to somehow setup Ubuntu One to get notifications when something is updated. Example: Synced: /home/user/workspace/xxx.py /home/user/workspace/ggg.py /home/user/workspace/UUU.py ...
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Messaging menu integration for Thunderbird does not work in Ubuntu 12.10 anymore

Since I have updated to 12.10 the Messaging menu integration for Thunderbird does not work anymore. What am I supposed to do? Does anybody else has experienced this problem? Which components are ...
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How to remove chat icons from messaging menu in 13.10 saucy

Upgrading from 13.04, the chat items (Available,Away,Busy,Invisible,Offline) re-appeared in the messaging-menu. I use Pidgin for chat, the icons do not reflect pidgin status changes. For Thunderbird I ...
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What causes critical glib errors (when coding using messaging menu)?

If I run the python code below (almost entirely from this useful blog post) then I get three identical nasty looking error messages in the terminal. What might be causing them? I note the number ...
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Mail menu is empty after upgrade to ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

After upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, session menu and user menu were missing and the mail menu was empty. I followed the directions in this thread and the session and user menus appeared. But the mail ...
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Stop Thunderbird messaging menu from searching archive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure Thunderbird Unity integration, particularly the monitoring of selected folders? The messaging menu tells me I've got new mail, but often that mail is ...
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Closing Thunderbird to messaging menu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide Thunderbird from the launcher while running? I would like to switch to using thunderbird to read my email. However, I can not work out a way to ...
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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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Gmail notification on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04. In 12.04 I was usage with gm-notify to alert me when a message is coming in the messaging menu. In 13.04 its not shown in the messaging menu. There ...
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Message indicator for liferea missing in Ubuntu 12.10?

How do I get back How to get back message indicator for liferea in Ubuntu 12.10?
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Messaging menu indicator does not work for Thunderbird

I updated to Oneiric recently and now the messaging menu is not working properly for Thunderbird anymore. When I get a new e-mail, the envelope does not change at all (No visible notification). ...
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Why does my Messaging Menu code not work when split into functions?

Below are two python programs. They're exactly the same, except for one is split into two functions. However only the one that's split into two functions doesn't work - the second function doesn't ...
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What's the 'envelope' icon in the top panel and do I need it?

After a default Ubuntu 12.04 install on a new system, there always seems to be some 'Envelope' icon on the menu bar at the top. If I click it, a menu appears with Available, Away, Busy, Offline etc. ...
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How do I remove the Twitter icon from indicator-messages?

Ubuntu 12.10 When I click Envelope (indicator-messages) the icons for Twitter, Майл.ру, Google+ and Unity-mail are appears. 1) Problem I need only Unity-mail linked with my Google-mail account, but I ...
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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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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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Changing the default IM app away from Pidgin

Is there a way to change the default instant messaging application, in Xubuntu, so that the status icons, in the task bar, apply to a different app, like Twinkle? If not, can I remove the status ...
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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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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 ...