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  1. Shadez

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    Probably very stupid question, but what is the icon in the status bar with a # inside a red circle? I hit clear on the dropdown but it stays.. number changes in it but have no clue what it is, thought originally it was telling me how many notifications I have but says 5 when I have none..

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    Sounds like an app you downloaded from the market. What happens when you click on the notification once you drop down the bar?
     
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    That's what I was thinking too, but I wasn't sure.
     
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    Well I did download some, but they arent listed anymore in the drop down. I also notices it goes down if I read a mail, but its saying 4 now .. and dont have 4 new emails.
     
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    Click on it and see what app it brings up.
     
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    When I click on it, it just brings down the drop down.. where it list apps I have running.. no notficiations tho.
     
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    I think Matth3w is right. I know I've seen it on my phone. Does the drop screen have something to clear at all? I'm talking about a clear button.
     
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    Yep it does, but its not 'showing' now, it shows only when it has something you can clear..
     
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    I even looked here and its not even listed lol Motorola Droid - User Manual

    Ok after playing with some running apps, and not closing then but turning them off, adjusts that # also ..
     
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    Try a simple reset and see if that doesn't clear it for you. I'm 99% sure that has to do with downloads. Reset = off & on.
     
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    Perhaps a stupid question - but maybe that's how many "unread" mails you have left rather than new mails (since you say it goes down when you read your mail)? I don't see this ever on my phone so I can't check it. mike
     
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    I thought that too Mike, Im just not sure now lol, it not unread, I tried that.. has something to do with running apps...I think lol