Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Since I have upgraded to Firefox 4, there is a tiny dot on the File part of the menu. Clicking on it does nothing, it blocks the menu function over the area it covers.

Please tell me what this is supposed to be or things I can try to find out. I haven't noticed this dot in any other application.

The dot is visible on the picture to the left of the 'F' in "File":

wierd dot on firefox menu

share|improve this question

Are you using Unity?

Could you provide a larger screenshot that includes the whole left of the screen?

It might be the small "arrow" bullet that appears and points to the application's launcher icon, or an artefact of it.

share|improve this answer
I didn't notice it, but it's gone by now. I am not using unity. This small dot did move with the FF window and did not change whatever I was doing. So I think it doesn't depend on anything to the left of the window. – ziggystar May 30 '11 at 6:59

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.