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Attribute Data Type: 

Attribute Default Value: 

Attribute Group: 

Attribute Purpose: 

Attribute Inherited from Preferences?   

Attribute UI-configurable? 

Attribute Read-Only? 

Attribute Intrinsic? 

Attribute First Added: 

Attribute Altered: 

 boolean   [other boolean-type attributes]


 Textual   [other Textual Group attributes]

 Note text







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 do not 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.

$ReadOnly is exempted from being read-only, even true. This allows you to turn off ReadOnly from the displayed attributes table or from Get Info ▸ Attributes.