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I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit, I printed something, now the printer icon is still up there next to the battery icon, I solve the problem by logging out and in. But I want a better solution for next time that does not require me to log out.

EDIT: I'm having the same problem. As requested, here is a screenshot:

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When I try to click (left or right) on the printer icon, nothing happens. Only logging out and back in again clears it away.

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If it's a bug, I'll report it on Launchpad –  Fischer Feb 10 '14 at 21:09

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I had the same problem, below is how I solved it.

Just right click on the icon, and then click Hide. That will hide the icon, and it won't show again. See image below.

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This issue happened few hours ago, as I recall I couldn't right click or click, also the icon isn't exactly the same, there was a red dote or something on it –  Fischer Feb 10 '14 at 21:27
@Fischer When this happens again, make a screenshot and post it in the question. –  landroni Feb 11 '14 at 15:15
I have the exact same problem. the icon cannot be clicked (right or left). It only disappears when I logout/login or restart... I am running 14.04 –  user1291235 Apr 25 '14 at 13:30
I can confirm that, like @user1291235, that since upgrading to 14.04, I also don't see a menu with either or right or left click to the icon, and only a logout/login or restart removes it. –  sharky Jan 7 at 4:44

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