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I am using a KDE desktop on a "normal" Ubuntu installation. At one point I set up some chat accounts but I stopped using them a year or so ago. Now I want to get rid of the system tray icon for chat. But, I cannot find any way to quit the application, nor can I find a setting to disable the "start at login" feature.

When I right-click the icon, the only "options" or "preferences" selection I see is "Instant Messaging Presence Settings" which brings up some sort of keyboard shortcut dialog. If I double-click, the "KDE IM Contacts" window pops up. Here I can go into "Instant Messaging Settings". But neither "Accounts" nor "General" nor "Notifications" tabs have any options that seem to control startup.

How can I get rid of this application? I don't want it and don't use it, but it is part of the base package, so I'm pretty sure it will just re-install on upgrades if I try uninstalling it, plus somebody else on the computer may use it at some point.

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If chat is starting at login, you can open the settings window from the contacts list, go to the "General" section, and uncheck "Restore last presence on login".

That doesn't disable the instant messaging icon in the panel (it just shows "offline" when it's not running). To get rid of the icon, right-click an empty space in the system tray (e.g. between icons) and choose "System Tray Settings". Go to the "Display" section and uncheck "Instant Messaging Presence".

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