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Suddenly this icon appeared - simply the number 9 on a black background. It does not open or is not labelled by passing the mouse over it? Any ideas?
Could not find that icon in my Programs list.

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upload a screenshot of the icon, so we have a better idea... – DiegoDD Sep 7 '12 at 18:37

If you are using a Dell laptop, it indicates the number lock is on. Use NumLock to turn it off (may or may not need the Fn combo).

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You got it - thanks. Worried it might indicate something more serious. Appreciate your time to respond! – Geralyn Sep 7 '12 at 18:57
Glad to help. Don't forget to accept it as your answer if you are satisfied. – CharlieRB Sep 7 '12 at 18:59
That is an annoying feature. – Moab Sep 7 '12 at 20:28

Grab Process Explorer and use the Windows Process finder (looks like a target) to determine which/what process it is.

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