Wandering Icon thingy on desktop can't be selected or trashed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IBD1, May 27, 2008.

  1. IBD1 macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008
    I have an icon-looking image on my Mac Air desktop that can be moved about with the cursor but cannot be selected nor will it go into the trash. It looks like a disk image on a sheet of paper. If I change the size of my regular desktop icons, the size of the mystery image does not change.

    It's like the icon from hell.

    It mysteriously appeared after I downloaded some Yahoo widgets.

    Has anyone encountered this before?

  2. redsteven macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2006
    Oh **** man the icon from hell? Sounds scary. Post a screenshot (this forum allows attachments).

    Use command+shift+3 to take a screenshot of everything on the screen.
    Use command+shift+4 to get cross-hairs that allow you to select a portion of the screen to capture.
    Use command+shift+4... and then hit the spacebar... to select a single window to take a screenshot of.

    The screenshot will turn up on your desktop labeled "Picture 1"
  3. IBD1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2008
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008

    EDIT: Never mind I think I got it; the OP accidentally pressed the screenshot shortcut and that was what he was seeing...

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