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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Sorry for misunderstanding. Searching Synaptic with "dock" shows no installed applications. Searching the File System shows some dock packages associated with snap. None of the icon images are those of the problem icons.
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Thanks Loren, but I like Xfce panels just fine and don't want a dock.
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Timeshift is one of those meaning-to-do things that I will get around to soon. I do back up to a NAS though. I don't recall the weird panel/icons being there immediately after the install but think they appeared after updates but before installing most apps. That's vague and makes diagnosing...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    This time all my posts popped up. Ah, the mysteries of computers!
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    I tried uploading twice earlier today, but it didn’t work. Here goes again. Nice try Vrai, but I tried several themes before settling on one and the problem icons persisted. G’day Wiz, and it is another beaut day in my part of Oz. Synaptic is one of the first applications I install and History...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Nice try Vrai, but I tried various themes before settling on one and the icon problem persisted. G'day Wiz, and it is another beaut day in my part of Oz. Synaptic is one of the first applications I install and History shows many installed packages. I don't consider your posts in any way...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Nice try Vrai, but unfortunately not. I tried several themes before settling on one and the problem icons persisted through all. G'day Wiz. And it is another beautiful day in my part of Oz. Synaptic is usually just about the first package I install and the History shows many installs. I don't...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Thanks Wiz. I don't recall having to install that many updates, but could be wrong. The install didn't go very smoothly mainly due to boot/grub problems, so I was preoccupied with fixing those. However, once I resolved the issues I would have updated more or less automatically as a matter of...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Using 20.04.1. Should have a chance to familiarize myself with Timeshift this evening and consider whether to delete those packages.
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Thanks mate. Looks like we might be onto something. Cheers
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    That's interesting and could be a clue to solving the puzzle. Although cairo-dock itself isn't installed, there are a number of other cairo-related packages: gtkk2-engines-murrine, libcairo-gobject-perl, libcairo-gobject2, libcairo-gobject2:i386, libcairo-perl, libcairo2, libcairo2:i386...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    No extras. Another thing that suggests they aren't XFCE panel launchers is that they appear to be animations in that they enlarge when the cursor hovers over them, which I seem to recall cairo-dock icons doing when I tried it out years ago. My XFCE panel icons don't do that but show a pop-up...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    The screenshot is only part of my desktop. I do have XFCE panels on the bottom and left of the desktop. The problem icons are something different. Synaptic shows no broken packages. I appreciate the responses, but this problem appears to be something deeper. I've been using computers for 25...
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    cairo-dock isn't installed. Right-click does nothing.
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    Useless icons on screen following installation

    Following a fresh install of Xubuntu 20.04.1, a strange vertical panel of 8 icons appears on the right-hand edge of the screen (screenshot attached). When I hover the cursor over any of them, it enlarges the icon and displays a label. From top to bottom they are: Config, Web Browser, E-Mail...
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