I am trying to remove the "Online Accounts" found on Settings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have found these gsettings and am suspicious they may have something to do with that section of Settings... org.gnome.ControlCenter last-panel 'online-accounts' org.gnome.online-accounts whitelisted-providers ['all']

When I try to find the possibles values for the keys, nothing is returned... $ gsettings range org.gnome.online-accounts whitelisted-providers type as $ gsettings range org.gnome.ControlCenter last-panel type s If these are the pertinent settings, what do they need to be changed to? And how do you go about finding the possible values?

If these are not the settings, where should I look next?

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To hide the Online Accounts panel in Gnome Settings:

  1. Close Gnome Settings

  2. Choose between these options:

    • copy the /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop file to the ~/.local/share/applications/ directory (create it first if not exists yet) and append the line Hidden=true to the file

    • move/remove the /usr/share/applications/gnome-online-accounts-panel.desktop file (but this may be created again after a system update)

(tested in Gnome 3.32)

You can also remove all online account types from the whitelist with:

gsettings set org.gnome.online-accounts whitelisted-providers "[]"

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