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Every now and again I get a Blue, Black and Purpley swirly icon in the middle of my screen and the screen then dims a bit then goes back to normal. I keep trying to take a Screenshot but I'm always too slow! Any ideas what it is?

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Are you referring to the infamous Spinning Beach ball of Death?
It looks like this:
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i think thats what he means...although theres no black and the screen doesn't usually dim...?
 
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How's your battery life, or are you using the mains?
 
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Does it look like this:
shapeshifter.gif

Are you by chance using Shapeshifter? Thats the icon for it, I think I remember someone had this issue once. I think that if you are using the Shapeshifter demo it, the icon will pop up now and again either to remind you that its the demo or if the demo has run out.
 
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Ah ha! That's the one. Well done you, my description was shocking! Thank you for solving the mystery! At least I know now it's not something harmful.
 

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