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    spinning gear icon on desktop
    I must have hit a keystroke, I have a spinning gear on desktop that looks like an accessibility icon. Everything works fine but there is a spinning gear over the wallpaper when I close all the open windows. Any is annoying.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You've got some app that is attempting to open or quit and is stuck.

    Open up Activity Monitor (in Applications / Utilities) and see if there is an app using an inordinate amount of CPU percentage - try a force quit on it there.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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