Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) features new panel applets called “indicator applets”. If you want to get rid of some of them, they can be removed by removing the corresponding package(s) using your favourite tool (Synaptic, aptitude, apt-get, …):
- indicator-me provides the menu with your avatar and your availability status
- indicator-messages provides the menu for email/Evolution, social networks/Gwibber etc.
- indicator-session provides the menu with the shutdown/logout button (if uninstalled, this functionality will be provided by the “System” menu)
- indicator-sound provides the sound/audio settings menu