"No" symbol and banned message indicator on screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zillac, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. zillac macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Ok, so I was working in Fireworks, and I mis-pressed some keyboard shortcut. Then, there appears a "No" symbol (like No smoking, etc) indicator with letter message "Banned" on the screen, and quickly disappeared.

    It is the same place and style as the volume meter indicator.
    Looks like this: http://grab.by/77iq

    If anyone can let me know what I have actually "banned," I'd be very grateful.


    btw, this is not a start issue. I just want to know what I had done.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Most likely you pressed one of the buttons to adjust the keyboard backlight brightness (F5 and F6, I think), and since it wasn't dark enough for the backlight to be on, it gave you that symbol, which is standard behavior. So you didn't cause anything to be "banned", but it was telling you that you couldn't do that right then.

  3. Erendiox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2004
    Brooklyn NY
    Yea, Mal has it right. The word you're looking for, btw, is the "prohibitory" symbol.

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