seems I have buggered my little applet as well trying to remove a different one.
Is there a way to re-instate the default applets that are set at the bottom right in Mint 7?
I deleted the update manager, and the network manager applets by accident. Actually clicked remove once, and all three near the little separator bar disappeared.
Attempted to add them back by right-clicking and adding to panel, but I couldn't find an option for the network manager. I found one for the update manager, but it doesn't appear to be the same one. Just a button to open mintUpdate. It looks a smidge different though...
anyhow, I somehow deleted everything in the bottom right except the date/time and volume.
back to default would work for me.
... apparently I didn't read the above post with enough attention. "Notification Area" is what I removed, and replacing it as suggested put the update and network connection back....so I am all fixed up now.