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I've got a transparent icon stuck on my screen

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    I've got a transparent icon stuck on my screen


    I was working in Photoshop and hit something accidentally and now there's a clockwise circular arrow icon stuck on my screen. It's on the left and a little below center. It's transparent and I can't interact with it. What do I do?

    It looks like this: Click image for larger version

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    Can't you reload it with Photoshop ?
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    I closed photoshop and it's still there so I'm not sure photoshop did it.
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    Doesn't matter if you closed Photoshop, it placed an image somewhere most likely. If you open Photoshop again you should be able to open it from it's history. You can also go to C: Users/ your name / desktop and see if there's something other than "normal" icons you have on desktop.
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    I checked photoshop and it doesn't seem to be in any of the recent files. Also, nothing unusual if I check my desktop folder. It shows up on top of everything like my browser and it doesn't move or allow me to interact with it at all. It's like this weird tiny watermark on my screen.
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    That's very weird, never run into something like that. Maybe you should do System Restore to a point before that happened.
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    Thank you. That actually let me fix it by accident. I was scanning to see what programs would be affected by a system restore and the icon turned black. I clicked on it and the computer said "touch user mode has stopped responding" and I told it to stop the program. Looked it up online and it's part of my Wacom tablet software. It's never come up before so I had no way of knowing. It's fixed now and I didn't have to do a restore! Thanks for all the help. ^_^
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