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GanChan

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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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GanChan

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Not sure. Image search comes up empty. What happens when you click on it?

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?
 

barbu

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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?

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

barbu

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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?

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

dewege

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May 20, 2016
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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 ...

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

hallux

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

dewege

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May 20, 2016
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I would suspect Google image search returned no results because the image is so large and pixelated.
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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ColinJara

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Jun 4, 2016
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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.
[doublepost=1465058588][/doublepost]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.
 

grahamperrin

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

grahamperrin

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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.)
 

ColinJara

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Jun 4, 2016
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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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roger6106

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Jun 19, 2007
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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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