none of the files in the trash are locked
any files that i create: such as text edit or dreamweaver html files will go in the trash and delete and the trash will empty. any links that i have saved with the bookmark option in safari wont even go into the trash. and when i click the trash icon on the lower dock, the empty trash option stays dark not allowing me access to even see if the files are even in the trash.
i am satisfied, i now know what the prob. is now that i can eliminate the browser.