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Old 06-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation How to remove unknown icons?


I am a new linux user. I am using linux elementary os. I would like to know an easy way to remove an unknown icon in the notifications area? Thanks...johnny306
 
Old 06-13-2016, 01:46 PM   #2
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What desktop are you using? On most desktops if you right click on an icon a menu will appear which among other things allows you to delete the icon.

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Old 06-13-2016, 01:53 PM   #3
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I am using linux elementary os which does not have an active desktop. In the notification icon area I do not have the option to delete the unknown icon. The icon can not be placed on my desktop. Linux elementary os does not allow for an active live desktop. Thanks Steve for your help...johnny306
 
Old 06-13-2016, 02:06 PM   #4
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"There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know."
 
Old 06-13-2016, 09:47 PM   #5
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The icon must symbolise something. What happens when you click it?

On anoter note, have you tried changing the icon theme to see if it changes the icon? Sometimes a theme doesn't account for all icons. In these cases those icons normally fall back to the default, but there are exceptions.
There's a possibility that you have a program that runs from your user directory, like a torrent client, console emulator or something. These programs can be a little flaky with icons at times. They may be the possible culprit.
 
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Nothing happens when I click on the icon. I don't know what program it is associated with. I will try your other suggestions and see what happens. Thanks for your help.....johnny306
 
Old 06-14-2016, 02:18 PM   #7
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If the icon is in a taskbar you can try left mouse clicking and holding onto it to drag it off the taskbar, and leave it on the desktop, and then do the right mouse click to get a menu to delete it.

Perhaps showing a screenshot of this problem would help here.
 
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The unknown icon is not in the taskbar on the desktop. The unknown icon is located in the notifications area in the settings application. Linux elementary does not have an active live desktop. I will try to post a screen shot of the area I am talking about and the unknown icon problem as soon as I can. Thanks....johnny306
 
Old 06-14-2016, 11:54 PM   #9
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screen shot of my problem

Here is a screen shot of my problem with the unknown icon. please view attachment. Thanks...johnny306
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Old 06-15-2016, 05:54 AM   #10
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Isn't the problem the text associated with the icon, rather than the icon itself?
 
Old 06-15-2016, 10:32 AM   #11
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yes sir you are right but I do not know how to fix it. Thanks...johnny306
 
Old 06-15-2016, 09:41 PM   #12
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I solved my problem of removing the unknown icon in the notification area by using dconf editor. Thanks to all of you who tried to help me....johnny306
 
  


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