I have a question, is it possible to display only the icon in Me Menu?

It is interesting, since I do not see much utility that contain the name, and let the cleaner look. I realized that only appears in OS Elementary icon.

So is it possible?


Sorry my bad english, I am Brazilian ;)

Elementary OS icon:

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Ubuntu 10.10 - Me Menu:


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Try this command:

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 0

If you are using any version before 11.04, you might have to use killall gnome-panel for the change to appear.

  • No problem, just remember to mark this as the answer to your question if it worked for you.
    – Roddie
    Apr 19, 2011 at 10:22
  • As an added bonus, this got rid of my Me Menu entirely, leaving me with only a shutdown window. Some people might not like this, but for me it's awesome as I find the Me Menu to be thoroughly useless. Apr 19, 2011 at 12:42
  • @mssever if you do killall gnome-panel I think the icon alone will return. If you want to remove the option entirely then it can easily be done through Ubuntu Tweak under Desktop > GNOME Settings > Panel Settings.
    – Roddie
    Apr 19, 2011 at 12:55

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