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ChasTxMan 04-26-2015 08:39 AM

Strange Symbol/Icon on Desktop
 
A strange symbol (icon-like) appeared on the left side of my screen and stays on top of any window open. It moved up and down the screen. H E L P me remove this, please. What the heck is it? It's a square box black and gray with some sort of character in the middle with a "X" through it. I have a Print Screen shot of this I can share.

michael 04-26-2015 01:45 PM

A screen shot would certain help. It could be a number of things. If a reboot doesn't clear it up (possibly video driver glitch), it could be some app that you may have that is installed on the machine that overlays notes, e.g. like post it notes or something else. Let us know, glad to troubleshoot with you.

ChasTxMan 04-26-2015 05:42 PM

Strange Symbol/Icon
 
Since I cannot send the Print Screen pic here, can you write me at brokedownranch at George Victor Tom Charlie dottel comma, and I'll send it that way. Thanks! ~Charles~

ChasTxMan 04-27-2015 11:42 AM

Problem Solved!
 
Well, Dummy me, I finally figured it out. I'm using a 32" LCD TV as my monitor, and although I don't use the remote control for it, I noticed that sound was "muted". I clicked it ON and Voila, that Floating Icon is gone!

michael 04-27-2015 12:50 PM

LOL!! That's actually hilarious. I confess not having heard of that problem before while using Windows Vista or Windows any version. Thanks for letting us know! It's funny how these days monitors and televisions are almost synonymous and it's just about practical size and how big your desk or stand space is! Glad you figured it out!


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