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Mint 17.3 question.. #4113013 06/02/16 03:36 AM
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I use Mint 17.3, and really like it. Occasionally I'll see in the tool bar [I think that's what they call it], the bar at the very bottom of the screen with the icons. Anyway next to the icon showing if updates are available I see what looks like a red ballpoint pen. It's not there all the time, only on occasions, like once or twice a year. Left or right clicking on it does nothing. Does anyone know what it represents? Thanks!


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4113909 06/03/16 05:47 AM
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That's a new one. What happens if you hover over it?


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4113927 06/03/16 06:09 AM
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Nothing. Last night, for no rhyme or reason it vanished once again. shrug

Everything was updated so it has nothing to do with that.


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4114483 06/03/16 06:36 PM
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Well, let us know if it shows up again and you can hover over it. I've never come across it. The update icon does the green mark for good, blue for needing attention, greyed out for working, and red for failed connection. But, I haven't seen what you described. Do you have any strange clipboard utilities running in the background? I'm just trying to think what might use a pen type icon.


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4114535 06/03/16 07:41 PM
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Take a screenshot of it next time, I've never seen that before!


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: ClutchDisc] #4114763 06/04/16 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
Take a screenshot of it next time, I've never seen that before!


Garak- Nothing running in the background, and the machine is fine.

ClutchDisc- I was going to take a screen shot got sidetracked and forgot! I will do it next time, but that could be months from now!


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4115333 06/04/16 06:44 PM
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Out of desperation I might, using my file manager, look in /usr/share/icons. I would find the name of the folder that corresponds to the icons set I was using (Is Mint's called "Minty" these days? I don't know.) and I would try to find the icon that I saw: Perhaps its file name would give away its purpose? eg. It might be called wifi_disconnected.png or some thing.

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Originally Posted By: uc50ic4more
Out of desperation I might, using my file manager, look in /usr/share/icons. I would find the name of the folder that corresponds to the icons set I was using (Is Mint's called "Minty" these days? I don't know.) and I would try to find the icon that I saw: Perhaps its file name would give away its purpose? eg. It might be called wifi_disconnected.png or some thing.


I just had a look, no luck.


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There must be a way in the Mint toolbar to add or remove items from the Notification Area. I wonder if in that dialogue box there'd be a listing of all the "widgets" that are placed there, active or inactive.

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I just looked, and can't spot anything that would match. Of course, these icons always have alternate views when they're supposedly doing something.


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: Garak] #4116455 06/06/16 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: Garak
I just looked, and can't spot anything that would match. Of course, these icons always have alternate views when they're supposedly doing something.


I looked again with no luck. If it happens again I'll post a screen shot. I even searched some of the Linux forums to see if anyone else posted about and came up with nothing.


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Re: Mint 17.3 question.. [Re: demarpaint] #4117424 06/07/16 03:30 AM
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I did a bit more looking, and still didn't spot anything. One never knows. There's always something. I forgot to ask, are you running the MATE desktop?


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