Mysterious icon on the desktop (not the dock) that is not my wallpaper?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2007
    I have this mysterious icon on my desktop and I have no clue what it is, except I vaguely remember that at some point I may have had OS X Server on this mac, and I thought I had uninstalled it.

    Anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it?


    It stays when I change my wallpaper.

  2. jameslmoser macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    I don't believe thats from OS X Server. What it looks like to me is that you might have accidentally dragged an image off of a website and dropped it on your desktop, and its showing you a preview. If you right click (or ctrl-click) it, "Get Info", what does it say?
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    What's in your System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items?

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