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Average Pro

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First time I am seeing this. What is the tiny gray dot next to the LightRoom icon in my dock?
MacPro 2019
macOS Ventura
 

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rpmurray

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Anything happen when you click (or right-click) on it?

Saw a post on reddit saying:

It‘s probably a stuck handoff icon. Do you have an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch with handoff enabled? I usually have this with a tiny green blob, which ends up being the Messages app from my phone (opening the app there and then backing out of it on the phone usually removes the blob on macOS).
 
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Average Pro

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I tried clicking on it, but the dot does not react to the mouse.
I did as webbga suggested; rebooted. The dot disappeared.
 

Ben J.

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In my dock, the dot indicates that the app is active and running.
Quit the app; no dot. You can disable it in Desktop and Dock in system settings.
 
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bogdanw

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In my dock, the dot indicates that the app is active and running.
Quit the app; no dot. You can disable it in Desktop and Dock in system settings.
That dot, the indicator for open applications, is below the app when the position of the Dock is the bottom edge of the screen.
The dot is on the right of an app icon when the position of the Dock is the right edge of the screen.
From the image in the first post, the Dock appears to be at the bottom of the screen.
Change Desktop & Dock settings on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/mchlp1119/13.0/mac/13.0
 
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