Is there any other way of removing the "Set Up Mail" and other entries from the message indicator short of uninstalling Evolution? I prefer to use GMail directly through the browser. It's beginning to annoy me since I keep on clicking it by accident then that window pops out.
To remove the Set Up Mail... ( or Chat, Broadcast etc.) item for just your user account, simply run the following commands (replacing
This creates a folder that the Messaging Menu looks into for applications to not show:
mkdir ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/ -p
Now, to "blacklist" an item from the Messaging Menu:
cp /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/evolution ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist/
This has the same effect as removing
/usr/share/indicators/messages/applications but it will only affect your user. Also, it takes effect immediately, you don't need to log out or restart the panel.
If for any reason you want to re-enable Set Up Mail, simply remove the file
Removing an item from
/usr/share/indicators/messages/applications should remove its corresponding application from the messaging indicator. It should take effect the next time you log in.