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How do I add GMail to the "Me" menu, aka the Indicator Applet, in Ubuntu 10.04?

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I don't know if this is the only way, but I found the following at the indicator applet site. At this Launchpad post, they suggest following these directions to install Gmail Notifier, which worked. I followed the first suggestion, which consisted of:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm-notify-maintainers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gm-notify

and then System > Preferences > GMail Notifier Configuration to enter your gmail account information.

I also wanted to remove the unused evolution section of the indicator applet menu. I followed the advice from http://superuser.com/questions/73200/remove-or-add-entry-in-indicator-applet-ubuntu-gnome and added the file "evolution" to the directory ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications-blacklist, which contained the entry:

/usr/share/applications/evolution.desktop

Finally, to restart the gnome panel with the changes I ran

killall gnome-panel

so that I didn't need to log off.

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you can add multiple links by posting the extras into comments, or changing "http" to "hxxp". high-rep users can edit those into your post for you (though if you go back to edit later you'll hit the same problem). – quack quixote Jun 7 '10 at 21:22
    
Thank you for the edit. It makes the answer much easier to read. – RobbieCanuck Jun 8 '10 at 15:24
    
No other answers yet, so I'm marking this answer "accepted" even though it was my own contribution. It worked for me. – RobbieCanuck Jun 11 '10 at 23:36

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