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I normally use Thunderbird as my email client, but the other day I accidentally started up evolution.

Now the envelope icon in the indicator area contains information about both Thunderbird and Evolution. Since I'm not using Evolution, I tried to get rid of the Evolution information by uninstalling the evolution-indicator package, but this didn't help. I still have both Thunderbird and Evolution listed when I click the envelope icon. (And, yes, I did restart the computer.)

The /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/ directory only contains Thunderbird and Empathy, not Evolution.

How do I get rid of the Evolution information?

marked as duplicate by Florian Diesch, Eric Carvalho, user.dz, Mitch May 6 '14 at 9:18

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Run the below command on terminal to remove evolution package,

sudo apt-get remove evolution

Or you may run the below command to remove only the evolution indicator on top-panel,

sudo apt-get remove evolution-indicator
  • As I said in my post, I already removed evolution-indicator, but I still have the problem. Do I really need to remove the entire evolution package? – oz1cz Apr 28 '14 at 7:38
  • Yep. Remove the entire package if you don't want it anymore. – Avinash Raj Apr 28 '14 at 9:30

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