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Adobe Icon is locked and I cannot use the select tool to edit text. What is this icon and how do I turn it off.

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I have this icon that I do not know how it got set and I cannot seem to figure out what it is.
I am trying to edit text and use the simple Select Tool. "The arrow"

There is a icon that looks like a pencil with trailing dots with a slash going through it.
What is this?
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How do I turn it off so I can select and edit my text. I could not get a screen shot of it but hope you can help. Thank you.
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Screen shot please!
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I figured out how to capture it. Here it is.
Icon-I-cannot-figure-out..png
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Is this in Illustrator?
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Look in the lower right hand corner. Click the little lock button in the layers panel. The layer you are on is locked.

It is possible that you will need to expand the layer to the layers beneath it to find the locked layer. screenshot
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There are 4 locked layers and they are all locked. Does that mean that all of them need to be unlocked in order for this icon to go away.....?
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If they are all locked, yes. The layer you want to work on CANNOT be locked if you want to work on it. That is why there is a lock! ;)
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That was it. Thank you very much.
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