Unwanted universal access icon appears in sys-tray, cannot be removed

Asked by Alex Ruddick

As of today on up-to-date Intrepid, I have an irritating new icon in the Sys-tray applet on my panel. Left-clicking on it opens a panel with Universal Access preferences (sticky keys, etc). Right clicking it does nothing.

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Alex Ruddick (alexrudd0) said :
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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) said :

Open gnome-keyboard-properties, select tab Accessibility and deselect "Accessibility features can be toggled with keyboard shortcuts". Then the icon should disappear.

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jeb3518 (jeb3518) said :

The solution that Benjamin Drung posted will work if you toggle it by selecting it, clicking OK and then going back and deselecting it, and then clicking OK again.

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t_robert (amoresunaramera) said :

i had the same problem. tried the solution suggested by benjamin and jeb and it worked. thanks!

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lmsurprenant (lmsurprenant-gmail) said :

This issue popped up for me on a recent update to Karmic Koala (over a year later). I am slightly frustrated that this kind of thing isn't just 'fixed' given the fact that this checkbox is responsible for the universal access icon in the notification panel is less than obvious and a poor user experience when you can't figure out how to remove it without looking up the answer on launchpad/forums. Is there a proper process to follow for this type of usability 'bug'?

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Nathan Chowning (legendofzash) said :

Running an up to date install of Karmic and I just, out of the blue, experienced this problem... to the next degree. I had TWO of the UAP icons in my sys-tray. The keyboard trick took away one but I am left with another one just sitting there. Left click brings up UAP, right click does nothing.

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AbuMaia (scarabdrowner) said :

I had the same problem, two UAP icons in the sys-tray. A reboot cleared one of them out, and the above instructions took care of the second.

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