unknown icon in mac menu bar

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by machobbyist, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2013
    i have an unknown icon in my menu startup bar location. I can't remove by known methods like holding the cd key and dragging it out or right clicking on it for more detail or using the option click to get information. Also, it doesn't show up in activity monitor.

    I'm at a loss for next steps. the icon is simply 2 opposing arrows, one aimed at the upper left corner and one at the lower left corner.

    Any ideas on how to remove it?

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  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That's VMware. It's likely set as a login item. You can remove it in the Accounts pref pane.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2013

    Thank You for the quick response.

    it certainly is annoying. you can't do anything with it like change config options or settings or anything. i think I'll remove it in system preferences login items then.
  4. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It looks like it might be associated with VMWare Fusion. If you uninstalled Fusion, there may be traces left behind. The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    If you still have VMware installed, you can hide the icon by clicking on it and chose "Applications menu settings" and then chose when it should appear in the menubar. (Always, Never or Only when VMware is running)
  6. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2010
    Barrie, ON
    Definitely promoting what zepman suggested.

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