How can I change the "You've got mail" messaging indicator envelope color? Is there a setting similar to as in allowing any indicators?


The indicator is not coded to be a specific colour, instead it switches from the indicator-messages stock icon to the indicator-messages-new stock icon.

In the ubuntu-mono-light and ubuntu-mono-dark themes, the -new version happens to be blue. Other icon themes use different colors.

If you want, you can modify the icon svg from the Ambiance theme:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/icons/ubuntu-mono-dark/status/16/indicator-messages-new.svg

Search for #19b6ee (the blue color used by default) and change it to the color of your choice.

  • Great! Editing the /22/ sized (?) .svg and clicking on the indicator icon immediately took effect. /usr/share/icons/ubuntu-mono-dark/status/22/indicator-messages-new.svg (dark envelope e.g. #86837E) – type Mar 16 '13 at 21:23

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