Help identifying unknown menu bar icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TimNiego, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. TimNiego macrumors newbie

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    I've got an unknown menu bar icon that is grayed out, doesn't show up under "safe boot" and is only on my MBP. Any help would be appreciated. I'm assuming I can delete it in the preferences pane of the app, once I know the app.

    I'm running 10.5.5 on an early 2008 MBP 2.4

    It looks like this (it's the "S" on the far left):
     

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  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I haven't seen that before, so this is just a guess.... is it Skype?

    What happens when you click on it? What happens if you click and hold on it?
     
  3. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Open your account preferences and look under login items. Might be able to identify it there.
     
  4. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    It looks a bit like the Sky TV 'S' in the UK.

    Not sure though.
     
  5. fwhh macrumors regular

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    This is SmartPanel for Samsung Printers.
    If you want to delete it: it's in /Library/Printers/SPanel
     
  6. TimNiego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    chainprayer, it wasn't a virus.

    snberk103, it's not Skype. (That looks like an oval with an S and no head)

    ebel, I had checked login items too. Thanks for the idea.

    R.Youden, not sure about Sky TV, we don't get that channel in Southern California.

    fwhh, you're the winner. When I saw "Samsung" in your post i remembered that I had to install a Samsung Printer driver to print the last time I was in the office. I even reread the installer log and it made no mention of a panel. The "S" was grayed out because there is currently no Samsung printer on my home network. Thanks for knowing exactly what and where it was.
     
  7. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    Instead of deleting the app from your Library folder (might cause an issue or if you need to continue using that printer), just Command + drag the icon out of the menu bar. As long as it is not in your Login Items, it will not reappear.
     
  8. TimNiego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    quotemeas,
    The fact that I could not command+drag the icon from my menu bar caused my initial concern. I could drag and move the other menu items on the right side of my menu bar, but not the "S" in question. It also wasn't one of my login items.

    I did delete the panel before I read your post, but have the .dmg to reinstall the printer driver/ panel if needed once I get back to that office. Thx.
     

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