What is this status menu icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think I've ever seen this one before -- it just mysteriously started appearing on my menu bar. Can anyone enlighten me on it?
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  2. barbu macrumors regular

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    Not sure. Image search comes up empty. What happens when you click on it?
     
  3. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing -- it's greyed-out.

    Update: I tried shutting down my computer, but the computer assisted me by crashing "because of an error." Now that I'm booted up again, the icon has disappeared. But before I shut down, it looked like LibreOffice was querying me if I wanted to perform a software update. Maybe it had something to do with that?
     
  4. barbu macrumors regular

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    That seems possible. To me, the downward arrow would indicate some sort of download action... very mysterious!
     
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  6. barbu macrumors regular

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    Maybe try installing something like Bartender, it may be able to tell you what application is spawning the menu item...
     
  7. dewege macrumors newbie

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    Even though this is a very old thread, I'll post an answer, because google search still doesn't show useful results:
    Just got the icon today and it seems to do nothing when clicked.
    But behind the scenes it opens a dialog in libre office, telling about the new version which is available for download.
    It just doesn't jump to that window, so you never know its about Libre-Office ...

     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I would suspect Google image search returned no results because the image is so large and pixelated.
     
  9. dewege macrumors newbie

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    That Icon has only the size of the standard OS X menu bar (I guess 20x20 pixels or so). The screenshot is just shown enlarged in the OP's message. If I hand that over to google image search, then the link to this thread is the only result...
    (I'll attach an original screenshot)
     

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  10. ColinJara macrumors newbie

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    At the very least I got to this thread too using a google image search. So there is that! I am curious too... I just updated OS X 10.11.5 and it showed up.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2016 ---
    Okay... So I just started to close a few things, and the icon went away.
    Some ideas for what it may be:
    • LibreOffice
    • Battle.net
    • Maybe Airdrop or Airplay
    I also connected a bluetooth device, but I really have no idea of the exact moment it went away.
     
  11. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I glanced at the names of .icns files in a recent LibreOffice package, I found nothing update-related.
     
  12. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I installed LibreOffice 5.1.2.2 on El Capitan then used the Extensions Manager window to Check for updates…

    I wondered whether an icon might appear in the menu bar.

    (For me: nothing appears, and then if I attempt to quit: the application neither quits nor stops responding. It becomes necessary to force quit the responsive application. I don't need help with that; it's just an observation.)
     
  13. ColinJara macrumors newbie

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    I believe it actually is LibreOffice. When the program auto-checks for an update and one is available, you can click on the greyed out icon to update the word processor.
     

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  14. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    @ColinJara thanks, so maybe the icon is not within LibreOffice.app
     
  15. roger6106 macrumors regular

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    I also came here through the Google reverse image search.

    It is the LibreOffice update dialog box that triggers this. Clicking that icon opens the LibreOffice update dialog box, but it does not put it in front of other applications. That is what is leading to everyone's confusion about this icon.

    To verify, I closed the update dialog, put LibreOffice in front of my other windows, and clicked the icon. The update dialog appears again.
     

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