Re: [NTB] rename file greyed out
- On 2013-05-27 23:32, hsavage wrote:
> > Sometimes, when I want to rename a file, "Rename" is greyed out onFurther info ... possibly needed/useful ...
> the tab's right-click menu. The "Delete" option is always greyed out as
> > What causes this, and how do I fix it?
> Check your Document menu drop-down, check the last item in the list,
> it's Read-Only. You may need to uncheck it.
Coincidentally, I ran into this earlier today and remembered that I had
to uncheck the [Read-Only] option but *COULD NOT* find it!
Probably your file is UTF-8 and Notetab flags such files as read only
because they *may* contain characters which would get trashed when
edited, You will also see that a bunch of other [Edit] and [Modify]
options are blanked out and you can also not type into he main window.
You can see UTF-8 if applicable at the right side of status line in
Turns out that [Read=only] is one of the options suppressed by not
having Options-View-[Advanced options]=ON. (I had temporarily turned
this off while testing another forum problem and then forgot about it.
:-( . )
While figuring that out I noticed another: Options-General-[Protect
Unicode Files]. If you know that any Unicode files you run into don't
actually have non-ASCII characters you can safely set this =OFF and then
the read-only flag won't get set initially. I had never noticed this
option before though upon checking it existed back in v4.95. Even if
set, it is still necessary to set the [Advanced options]=ON to make it
*possible* to edit UTF-8 files.
Regards ... Alec (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)