I would like to remove an applet from the GNOME applet panel (the Gwibber applet, to be precise). Is this possible? If so, would any techniques also apply to other applets that other programs may place there?
Have you ever gone through the items listed in the "add to panel" option? If not, then you are missing one of the finest GNOME features. It has a great number of some really useful applets. I just ran into one of them, Deskbar applet and believe me, when they say its an "all in one" tool they are not kidding.