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Old 10-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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little blank rectangle on my desktop


Somehow (I was looking in Preferences, I think) a small blank rectangle appeared on my desktop, and it won't go away. Nor does it seem to have any use. How do I remove it?

I know that GIYF, but I have no idea, how to query for something for which you do not even know the name.

I am currently running Linux Mint XFCE, if that is relevant.
 
Old 10-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Assuming it's an application that's generating a blank window, what happens if you hold down <Alt> and press the tab key repeatedly to spool through your applications? Can you highlight it, and see a name?
 
Old 10-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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... what happens if you hold down <Alt> and press the tab key repeatedly to spool through your applications? Can you highlight it, and see a name?
No. Good idea, but Alt+TAB just gives the applications that appear in the menu bar. Clearly, it is no application. No idea what it is (if it were, I wouldn have to ask :-( )
 
Old 10-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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I found out already. It turns out to be "Panel 2", and I could remove it by pressing a little red cross on the "Panel Preferences" menu, after having set it to "Panel 2". Well, great. Wish I would have been able to see that this little blank square was a "Panel"; it sure did not reply to right or left mouse clicks.
Endless are the blessings of user friendliness...
 
  


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