This just appeared to ay, so I suspect it might be related to the Gnome 3.18 update, but honestly I just don’t know what it is at all. I can’t seem to find any information on it because search engines don’t really understand me when I ask it directly “What’s this little house and a percentage next to my name in terminal? (⌂xy%)” or “linux ⌂ next to name in terminal” or even “linux terminal ⌂”

So I’m hoping someone here can help me understand what that means.

  • Is it something to be concerned about?
    • If so, what’s the best method for fixing whatever it is?
  • Is it just some weird artifact?
    • If so, how do I hide or get rid of it from showing up again?

(BTW, if you see this question elsewhere, I’m asking this question on multiple forums that are related to Arch since I’m using a distro based off that platform.)