Mathematica Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Mathematica. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have some dialog windows in a GUI of which one regularly crashes the kernel. I managed to focus on this particular piece of code, though I don't really know what causes the crash:

CreateDialog[DialogNotebook[Button[TextCell["Go"], DialogReturn[]]]];

Whenever I push the button, Mathematica crashes. Strangly, if I remove either the TextCell wrapper or the DialogReturn[] command, the button behaves correctly. Any idea what is the cause of the symptom?

(Mathematica 8.0.4, Win7/64)

share|improve this question
MM Support just provided me with a new binary on Monday that resolved crashing in 8.04 OS-X, and this works fine for me. – R Hall Apr 6 '12 at 11:06
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Updated: It seems like this bug has been ironed out in version 9. as it does not cause a crash anymore.

Instead of comments, let's gather here the information we have:

  • Crash happens on Mathematica through 8.0.4, seemingly on all OS (reported confirmed on: WinXP/32, Mac OS 64-bit, Ubuntu 64bit, Win7/32).
  • Mathematica 7 doesn't crash, at least on Mac OS.
  • MM Support provided R Hall a new Mac OS binary that fixes the crash on 8.0.4.
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.