What does this mean?

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  1. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    This image in the lower left corner of a finder window. It looks like a pencil with a line through it. What does it mean/do?
    What's this?.png
     
  2. Josias macrumors 68000

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Try hovering your mouse over it for a few seconds. ;)

    Click on your System folder.
     
  4. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that shows up when you cannot modify the contents of a folder. Shows up when you are browsing the contents of a CD-R.
     
  5. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    as alluded to by the above poster: it represents a read-only folder, I'm fairly certain.
     
  6. sahnert thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!
    Apparently it means that the selected folder is write-protected
    I'm running this account as a regular user (not admin - extra security) which is why every finder window except home folder has this.
    Thanks guys!
     
  7. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. That's it. If you enable the 'Snap to Grid' option in the finder by pressing command + J, you'll also get 4 little bricks in the same location.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    It means you have permissions set for "No Access" for that folder. You can change it by selecting the folder - or it may be the enclosing folder - and hitting Cmd+I. Down at the bottom, there's a panel for setting "Ownerships and Permissions".
     
  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Hover the mouse over it and you'll see it says 'No Changes' . I presume that means read only. just to confirm.
     
  10. Josias macrumors 68000

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  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    As thewhitehart pointed out in Post #7, that means you have "Snap to Grid" enabled.
     
  12. Nermal Moderator

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    That's because you have "keep arranged" on.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Duh...you're right. Snap to grid gives you the blank tic-tac-toe board... :eek:
     

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