Asterisks in keywords, custom meta-data and others

Hi all.
I am working on a scrivener file that is located in my portable hard-drive, inside an encrypted sparsebundle image.
I noticed today that asterisks appeared in the bottom icons of the inspector panel, namely in the keywords, custom meta-data and comments and footnotes icons.
It doesnt seem to have affected anything, but still, I am not sure what they mean. Can someone explain it?

Seems they indicate that there is content in those sections. Never realized that. Scrivener keeps impressing with details!

Yep, that’s exactly it - they let you know at a glance which panes of the inspector have content in them, without having to click through them to find out. Glad you worked it out!

All the best,