I also came to this note looking for a way to make a note "read-only" so that I do not accidentally modify it. Also, l like sorting by last-modified, and I hate it when I have a years-old note and I fumble-finger something and now it's considered modified, and therefore shows up at the top of my list. I'd like the read-only checkbox in the Info box (web version), if I had my choice of where to mark it read-only. (I use the web interface the most since Evernote doesn't have a Linux client) Edit: another thing is that I copy from articles I've stored, and when I try to copy some text, it goes into editor mode, which unselects the text I've selected, and takes a while for it to calm down for me to select the text again (web version).
My elephant icon has gone missing from my menu bar. I may have at one point option-dragged it off of the menu bar during a time when I wasn't using Evernote, if that matters. I've installed the latest version, plus I have done the various permutations in setting the preference checkbox and stopping and starting to no avail to restore the elephant. Considering that in the many forum questions the answer was to quit Evernote from the menu bar, it sounds like this is a rather handy thing to have, in addition to the clipping abilities. I looked for similar articles regarding the elephant icon going missing from the menu bar, and the latest I could find was from November 2008, which didn't work for me, so hopefully you'll have another answer. Thanks, L.