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I find a strange icon in Windows 10 shell32.dll. It looks like a green axis attached to the fax machine. I think it means a special fax machine, but I am not very sure what makes it special. I searched it on Google and MSDN, but I didn't find any answer.

So what does this icon really mean?

The larger strange icon

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  • I don't think it means anything specific. – Ramhound Mar 26 at 1:10
  • @Ramhound, but the regular fax machine icon doesn't have a green axis. – FeiShengWu Mar 26 at 1:13
  • It's likely just an alternative icon. Those icons have not changed in decades. – Ramhound Mar 26 at 1:17
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The green-axis thing is used to indicate that the device is a network resource, not directly connected to the computer. There are also network folder, printer, etc icons with the same green axis.

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