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Is there a system Reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? The normal way I reset the Mathematica kernel to its initial state is through the notebook interface: ...
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How to clear everything in Mathematica? [duplicate]

I am a new user. According to a documentation, Clear["context`*"] clears all symbols in a particular context. I want to clear everything (functions, variables, etc..) After I use the above command, ...
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How to avoid restart during development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? During package development things get messed up quite often. (especially when playing with notations) Is there a simple way to ...
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1answer
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How to be sure I've cleaned up all prior definitions and assignments [duplicate]

Is there any general way besides restarting the kernel to make sure that nothing I've done earlier in a session will affect code I want to run now? One book suggested running ...
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0answers
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Is there a way to fully restart a Mathematica session from the front end? [duplicate]

Sometimes my Mathematica environment gets sufficiently fouled up that a full restart is the best way to move forward. By "full restart" I mean the equivalent of running ...
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0answers
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Clear variables [duplicate]

I'm new in Mathematica and I am working with various notebooks. My problem is that when I run a notebook, it seems taking definitions from the previous notebook. For example in 'notebook1' I make an ...
295
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26answers
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What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users?

As you may already know, Mathematica is a wonderful piece of software. However, it has a few characteristics that tend to confuse new (and sometimes not-so-new) users. That can be clearly seen from ...
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Is there a way to separate variables between multiple notebooks?

I often correct homework by checking the calculations in Mathematica. Sometimes you would like to have two solutions open at once. However often defined symbols such as ...
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Automating Esc [[ Esc formatting?

Is it possible to program the Front End to automatically format double square brackets without having to type Esc[[Esc each time? It's awful to have to type Esc ...
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Delete the current notebook cell using the keyboard

Is there another way than pressing Ctrl+. until the whole cell is selected and then pressing Del? If this is not built in, can I create some sort of a global macro to do this and bind it to a ...
14
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4answers
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Easy button or hot key to switch between `Working` and `SlideShow` Screen Environments to avoid trip to menu

When I edit a slide show it easy to copy whole slides in Working Screen Environment but nice to preview slides in SlideShow ...
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2answers
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How to unload automatically loaded packages?

I know that this has been discussed here (How do I clear all user defined symbols?), but my case is somewhat different. How does one unload packages during runtime that were loaded with the start of ...
15
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2answers
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Command Completion

Note: As of version 9, this functionality is available and works out of the box. I've a few questions about Command Completion in Mathematica. I recently discovered this feature, and it's really ...
16
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1answer
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Customize keybindings without modifying files in the installation directory

I would like to know if I can modify key bindings without being able to modify the KeyEventTranslations.tr in the installation directory. So maybe putting another one in my home dir and ...
16
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1answer
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Best way to add KeyEvents and faster Quit

Many users have asked how to add KeyEvents to speed/improve keyboard input. This is just a random example. The technique is always the same. It requires that you ...

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