Mystery menubar icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by boston04and07, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Hey guys, so, the other day, a new icon appeared in my menubar and I have no idea what it is, or how to get rid of it. It looks like this: <...> and when I click on it, I get two menu options that read, "No PPPoE configurations were found" and "Open Network Preferences." Within Network Preferences I haven't found an option to get rid of this icon...anybody know how??
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Click it while holding holding the Cmd (apple) key, and drag it off of the menu bar. It should disappear in a "poof."
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    It's possible that I'm mistaken, but I think that has something to do with a dial up connection, or ethernet.
  4. pepsipopup macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008

    Ericnau's reply will most likely work.

    I'm probably wrong but it may be an application or preference panel that puts it there.

    BTW, I LOVE :apple:
  5. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

    Nero Wolfe

    Oct 28, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    It's located in System > Library > Core Services > Menu Extras; it's called And, yes, you can get rid of it using CMD+drag off the menu bar. It's probably put there by an app or service, unless you were clicking around the menu extras folder and enabled it by accident.
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    The option to show the PPPoE menu bar item only shows up in the Network panel of System Preferences if you have a PPPoE connection set up. As long as you have that connection set up, it's easy to toggle it on and off. But if you delete the connection and leave the menu item up there, you'll have to use the Command-drag method to get rid of it.
  7. boston04and07 thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Thanks everybody for your help! I completely forgot about the command-drag way to get rid of menubar icons, oops. :eek:

    Happy holidays! :D

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