Windows 10: Mystery icon Solved

  1.    23 Jan 2016 #1

    Mystery icon


    Hi. Can anyone tell me what this icon is for? (Top-right)

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    All the others shown, when mouse-over (hover) present some text info but this icon nothing. I've tried left-click, double-click, right-click ... nothing.

    T.I.A.
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  2.    23 Jan 2016 #2

    finlay said: View Post
    Hi. Can anyone tell me what this icon is for? (Top-right)

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    All the others shown, when mouse-over (hover) present some text info but this icon nothing. I've tried left-click, double-click, right-click ... nothing.

    T.I.A.
    Looks like the Lock Portrait or Landscape Mode icon.

    Depending on your machine, it could be a glitch.
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
       23 Jan 2016 #3

    It looks like a briefcase
    How long has it been on there
    Have you tried uninstalling it
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4

    finlay said: View Post
    Hi. Can anyone tell me what this icon is for? (Top-right)
    Check your startup items in Task Manager. What you're seeing is something that likely starts when Windows starts.


    All the others shown, when mouse-over (hover) present some text info but this icon nothing. I've tried left-click, double-click, right-click ... nothing.

    T.I.A.
    Check your startup items in Task Manager. What you're seeing might be something loading at startup.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5

    These are my startup items, I don't think its one of them.

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    I also thought it might be 'Location' services but its not quite the same.
    Since it doesn't seem to do anything, its just an irritation not knowing what it is.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6

    @finlay -

    That's a toggle indicator for what your function keys do. Try doing Fn-Esc and you will see it toggle.

    In one state (lock symbol but without the little round symbol in upper right) you get only the F1 through F12 functionality unless you press Fn first - in which case you then get the other marked multimedia function.

    In the other state (with the lock symbol having little round symbol upper right), you get the multimedia key functionality without pressing Fn but then have to press Fn to get the F1 through F12 functions.

    If you disable the item named "QuickSet" in startup, you'll find the Mystery Icon gone.

    EDITED - confused myself a little and edited - believe I have it correct now - in any event you'll get the idea and be able to choose which state you prefer.

    When I hover over the icon, I get the text "Multimedia key".
    Last edited by Word Man; 23 Jan 2016 at 21:12. Reason: Added startup identification
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  7.    24 Jan 2016 #7

    Thanks Word Man, spot on
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  •    24 Jan 2016 #8

    You're welcome, finlay.
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