I am trying to get GMail integration working with my brand new 12.10 installation. So far I have installed unity-mail and unity-webapps-gmail packages. I have also added two of my gmail account in Online Accounts tool.

The current state is I can start GMail app from dash, which open GMail tab in Firefox for the first of my email accounts. However, I don't see the "GMail" option in Unity panel it top right - only Empathy.

Any ideas? I would also appreciate info on how to debug Unity panel icons in general.

  • Turns out that the indicator was missing in dconf. com.canonical.indicator.messages.applications contains a list of visible apps in "messages" indicator. After adding: 'GMailmailgooglecom.desktop' I can finally see GMail on the list, however it doesn't show if there are any new messages on gmail.
    – jareks
    Commented Dec 2, 2012 at 12:38

1 Answer 1


This bug was already pointed out in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-webapps-gmail/+bug/1245027.

In order to solve it, you have to install the package available here: https://launchpad.net/~justinmcp/+archive/webapps-ppa. More precisely:

  1. to add ppa:justinmcp/webapps-ppa to your system's Software Sources, open a terminal and enter:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:justinmcp/webapps-ppa
  2. to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA ppa:justinmcp/webapps-ppa you just added:

    sudo apt-get update

It works fine for me (Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 64-bit).

See also these questions: ubuntu 13.10 webapps, Gmail Webapps and 13.10 - Unity and Message Me Menu Integration

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