Originally Posted by banjomike
If she reads this, you are dead!
No, it is exactly the way she wants it. She simply wants them available and noting more. It gives her the freedom to do what she wants with her computer without having to think about the books. She also works on a 'limited' account on her laptop. She knows the admin password but it is much safer not to use a account with admin rights.
Back on topic.
The Dropbox site says:
All members of a shared folder have full read and write privileges. Setting read-only permissions isn't currently possible, but the feature is on Dropbox's roadmap.
Seems a very, very strange omission from a file sharing site.
So if you need the flexibility a look at Live Mesh can be usefull