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I have had this icon on my mac for a while and can't get it off. It is light in color and I cant figure out how to delete it. Nothing happens when I click on it.

It is a blue S and a head. (looks like skype???)

What does it stand for and how do I remove it?

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You can probably get rid of it by holding down your command key and drag the icon to the desktop and drop it. However, you should find out what it is before doing that. Sorry, I have never seen that particular icon. But I'm sure someone else will recognize it, so hold on for awhile.
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What happens when you left-click or right-click on that icon?


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What happens when you left-click or right-click on that icon?
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Could be lifesabeach is van smith in disguise?

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I don't use Skype but that very well could be their icon.
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Check System Preferences - your user account login items.
Typically, any 3rd party app loading at startup will be listed there.

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p.s. What the heck is up with the new avatar?? I swear when I first saw "Bender"...I thought that it was Vansmith!
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Could be lifesabeach is van smith in disguise?
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p.s. What the heck is up with the new avatar?? I swear when I first saw "Bender"...I thought that it was Vansmith!
It was time for a change. It's not my first Futurama avatar, might not even be my first Bender one. There are plenty to spare! I liked the whole "what's he looking at" stare that he has. Come on... admit it. Made you look, right?


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I tried holding command and dragging it. Doesn't work. Nothing happens Worth trying though, so thank you!
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Nothing happens when I right/left click. Can't do anything to it. So strange.
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That's not Skype, just tried it.

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We may need to see a list of all processes running, found using Activity Monitor. You can look it over yourself and see if any process that begin with an "S" might be the culprit. Or post a list of what's running so we can look it over. Easiest way to do so is save the list (from the menu) as a text file, then copy/paste the contents of that text file in a reply here.


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Agree with LB. That should help you solve it.
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Something stuck in your menu that was removed from Applications? Try rebuilding the System User Interface plist file. That controls some menu functions. The exact file is com.apple.systemui.plist

Wait, that doesn't look right. I'll check on my Mac when I get the chance.
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