Customizing interaction, the front end, or other aspects of Mathematica manually or programmatically.

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Replicate $\LaTeX$ PGF colormap/hot to Mathematica color scheme

I want to replicate the color scheme colormap/hot from $\LaTeX$ PGF's package pgfplots. The color scheme ...
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Non-english spell check dictionaries for Mathematica?

I've spent a fair amount of time bending Mathematica for taking notes and I've been very happy with it, the only missing piece it seems is a nice spell check dictionary for Polish (my mother ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut. Previous answer is not working in Mathematica 10

I want to remap the alias delimiter from Esc to Ctrl+f (or Ctrl+Shift+f or some other key combo). I have not been able to get the previous solution to the question to work ( Rebinding keys to define ...
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Custom Mathematica Command Conventions?

I'll probably get ripped apart over this, but: Is there an option to make Mathematica use more common formatting conventions when dealing with commands? For example, most programming languages use ...
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Is it possible to insert new colour schemes into ColorData?

Because of the standards in my field, for many plots I need to use (or at least end up using) rather narrowly defined colour schemes, and in particular the Matlab "Jet" scheme, which is well described ...
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Is mathematica's right click menu customizable to add Simplify tools?

Mathematica provide Algebraic Manipulate palette for simplifying expression. But the palette window will always stay on top, which is quite annoying. Is is ...
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Display Log with desired notation in output

I wish to display logarithms with different bases in the single-term rather than numerator/denominator form during output: ...
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Mathematica Sec and Csc

How can I prevent Mathematica from using the "old fashioned" functions "Sec" and "Csc"? In Germany these functions are "old fashioned" as they are not taught anymore at school.
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Font size for help drop down menu in input cell

Consider: Where do I go and how do I increase the FontSize in this drop down menu to make it more easy to read?
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How do I programmatically add to contextual menus?

To programmatically add to menus you can do as described here: How do I add to menus? What can I do to programmatically add to contextual menus? Is something similar to ...
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With comma as decimal separator, how do you insert a period in the header/footer?

I have enabled comma as my decimal separator, which means that comma still acts normally and when pressing period it will be converted to a comma. In the header I would like to make a period, so I ...
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Shortcut to call recent inputs [closed]

I am familiar with CTRL+Shift+L to call the last input; however, in the case that I want to, for ease-of-comparison, want to print outputs of a command from further in the past and don't remember ...
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How can autocomplete entries be added for DownValues and Properties?

I'd like to assign DownValues to a symbol like this x["firstvalue"] = 1; x["secondvalue"] = 2; And then have the ...
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KeyEventTranslations.tr gets ignored

Any change in my file KeyEventTranslations.tr in my directory ...
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How do I remove the top bar and bottom bar from the Mathematica window?

Any idea how to remove the top bar saying "Wolfram Mathematica .... Demonstrations MathWorld Studenforum Help" from the Mathematica main window (see screenshot). It has no use to me and it ...
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There is a button in the “basic math assistant” which wraps highlighted text in chosen brackets. Is there no keyboard command for this?

This counts as something of a basic question, but one for which I cannot find an answer. I checked the documentation, I checked google, I searched it here, I read a bunch of different things, but ...
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CDF Infokit question [duplicate]

In the CDF Infokit, one finds the BriggsCochraneCalculus.cdf document, which shows a textbook on calculus. I've got two questions about how it was made: How has ...
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Behavior of $PreRead in Kernel

I am interested in making a simple accounting style line calculator that allows me to interact with it something like this: ...
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Changing scroll rate for page down key? [closed]

I have a presentation remote that allows me to advance Mathematica slides in the SlideShow environment. The control sends a page down key. Some of my slides ...
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Docked Cell that scrolls?

I use two finger movement on my trackpad for scrolling a notebook page up and down. Is it possible to make a docked cells that scrolls to the left and right using a two finger movement on the ...
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Create new notebook at fixed size

Using Ctrl+n we are effectively doing FrontEndTokenExecute["New"] and, at least on Windows, new window has WindowSize equal to ...
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Opening new notebooks with a non-default window size

I'd like to set Mathematica (8.0.4.0) up so it opens new notebooks with the "NaturalColor" stylesheet and with a WindowSize like ...
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Make all new cells have a specific style as a function of the Mathematica installation

I would like all new Input and Output cells, in fact all new cells including section headers and such, to have a specific stylistic property (...
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Autocomplete of non-global functions

In Mathematica 9 and 10 they added autocompletion. Out of the box this works great, but when I set the CellContext to "Notebook" ...
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How can I add shortcut to StyleBox [duplicate]

How can I add shortcut to StyleBox?. We can Ctrl+B to overstrike font. i.e. strong or **strike**. Can I add one new shortcut ...
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Create custom shortcut to change font color

Just wondering if I can create a custom shortcut key to change the font color of the notebook text. I've created a custom shortcut (in dkyeventtransactions.tr) to bring up the font color dialog, as ...
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How to rename a built-in function?

I want a built-in function renamed without loss of any properties, I want the shorter name to appear in all results and to be recognized as input. Is it possible?
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How to resolve the conflict of keyboard shortcuts and customize all shortcuts?

The keyboard shortcut ctrl+5 is set for "other script" in previous versions, while now I am using 10.0 and find that this shortcut is also set for "Parallel Kernel Status", and actually the later is ...
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How to pass a custom method to a particular option?

In an answer to my question More efficient method to compute moments of the Johnson $S_B$ distribution, J. M. has come up with a method to compute the moments of the Johnson $S_B$ distribution, which ...
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How do I create annotations for functions?

In 10.3, Mathematica starts captioning symbol-names into foreign languages if your Interface preferences are set to have Mathematica in a foreign language. I poked around the ...
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InputAliases and SelectionPlaceholder issue in V10

Bug present on Win V 10.0 - 10.3 Let's create an example and do the test: ...
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What is the complete sequence of evaluations/transformations from submitting a cell to actual evaluation?

This question is inspired by that one. Reading it, I noticed that while (I think) I know what happens when entering an expression directly to the kernel (i.e. after typing ...
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Can I customize the shell command line prompt?

Is there a way to customize the command line prompt (e.g., colorize it) for MathKernel when it runs as a shell command (in general, but specifically on OS X)?
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Select Cells to End of Notebook

I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut that will allow me to select all of the cells from the current cell until the end of the notebook, similar to how ShiftCtrlEnd functions when editing text in ...
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Modifying the built in graphic format of colors

Can users modify the default format of colors in the front end? Red For example, dimensions, aspect ratio, EdgeForm? The motivation is the functional ...
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How to add named characters to Mathematica 10?

It appears that native support for the Klingon alphabet has been removed from version 10: \[KlingonA] Syntax::tsntxi: "\"!(\[ KlingonA])\" is incomplete; ...
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Override a PlotTheme element at the Options level?

Plot properties defined in a Theme override (supersede) properties defined on Options. This can be undesirable in a case such as: ...
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Is it possible to define a new PlotTheme?

In version 10 one can define, say, $PlotTheme = "Scientific" Which changes the appearance of all plots. This is fantastic because on the one hand I can have nice ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut that reproduces the code two input cells above the current cursor location?

In Mathematica running on OS X, Cmnd+L is one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts, as it reproduces the code in the input cell above cursor location into the current cell or into a new cell when the ...
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Is it possible to change default $HistoryLength [duplicate]

By default $HistoryLength is set to \[Infinity]. This is often unnecessary and can cause unecessary memory usage. I can of ...
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Is there a way to change the indentation behavior of the postfix operator //?

For example, using newlines after // results in some really weird indentation: Ideally, I'd love to be able to do something like this: ...
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How to “undo” SetOptions (restore defaults)

Say I had some good reason to use, for example SetOptions[Plot,ImageSize->500, LabelStyle->OutrageousPink]; But now sometime has passed, life has changed, ...
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Custom headers - RunningText bug?

I'm trying to get MMA ready for writing papers and I'm almost there. At first it looked like there was plenty of space for customization with custom headers and footers, but then it turned out that I ...
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ShowSelection color [closed]

The color of a selection is controlled by the operating system. E.g., enter the following code in separate cells. ...
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Changing FrontEnd automatic scrolling in version 8

In Mathematica versions < 8, the FrontEnd has a very intelligent behavior: On evaluation, it by default automatically scrolls down the Notebook window to the last printed Output cell but also ...
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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...
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Switch from logarithmic to linear scaling partway along a plot's axis

In the 2015 Planck satellite results, they give the latest plot of the temperature power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background, which I show below. (I am only interested in the main plot; you ...
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Prompt a set of possible options

Recent versions of Mathematica dynamically prompt a list of possible options. For example, when typing Plot[x, {x,0,1}, PlotStyle-> After typing the arrow, ...
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Is there a way to make the “Details” section of the documentation expand by default?

By default, the Mathematica documentation opens with the "Details" section collapsed. This is never what I'm looking for — in fact, I've lost count of the times I've sought help on a feature and ...