Anyone could tell me which application stands behind this icon on the menu bar?

Unknown icon

I tried to figure it out but I couldn’t. Nothing happens when I click on it.

  • @MK The linked question is about removing icons from the bar, not about identifying the one shown in the question.
    – nohillside
    Oct 30, 2013 at 13:49
  • Yes, that's true. I thought the pointers in that questions may help. I'll unflag and just link it here.
    – M K
    Oct 30, 2013 at 13:53
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    See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/93461/… for some ideas on how to identify the app.
    – M K
    Oct 30, 2013 at 13:53

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I don't recognize the icon, but I may have a way to find out which app it belongs to.

Bartender is an app that organises the menu bar apps, but can also show which apps are already there. It's a paid app, but you can install the trial, find the mystery app, then uninstall Bartender.

A screenshot from an installation of mine.
List of menu bar items

Tip: If you just want to remove the icon you may be able to ⌘-drag it away from the menubar, but for that to work the app needs to be an Apple built-in app or use the same menu bar hooks.

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    Unfortunately ⌘-drag is not working on it. As to the Bartender, I just installed it but even there I couldn’t find a clue what might be the holder of the icon. I tried to hide every single icon, and made all of them hidden, but that one stayed.
    – mevbg
    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:40
  • @MartinMetodiev That's so weird. Maybe try going through your Applications folder (sorted by date modified, probably) to see if you can find it.
    – Tuesday
    Nov 16, 2013 at 17:12

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