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Attribute Default Value: 

Attribute Group: 

Attribute Purpose: 

Attribute Inherited from Preferences?   

Attribute Read-Only? 

Attribute Intrinsic? 

Attribute First Added: 

Attribute Altered: 

 boolean   [other boolean-type attributes]


 Textual   [other Textual Group attributes]

 Edit control




 Already in v5.0.0


Controls the whether the user can edit the text content ($Text) of a note.

$ReadOnly does not affect other note attributes. By default new notes are editable. Besides various read-only system attributes, this attribute is normally used for notes that fetch their content from the web: you don't really want to modify their content or indeed, cannot.

When set to true, to select text in the note you must use Cmd+drag-select instead of the normal drag select.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Attributes : System Attribute List : ReadOnly