Dialog windows are special notebook windows of the Mathematica front end.

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How to make an unremovable modal window?

Is there any way to securely stick a notebook window (e.g. a dialog) on screen that it cannot be closed/removed/hidden by any of the standard OS shortcuts, like AltF4 or AltTab under Windows? The ...
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What really makes a Dialog expresion behave as a modal dialog?

CreateDialog[DefaultButton[], Modal -> True] creates a modal Dialog, one which needs to be closed before the front-end ...
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Strange behavior of CreateDialog's WindowSize option

Compare the two dialog windows, created by the same code except in the first WindowSize has a value while I omit it in the second one. Note, that ...
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How can I remove the bottom bar from Mathematica?

There is a bar with a zoom button on it, and it takes too much room. How can I disable it? Appreciate any help! Thank you!
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The very bottom of CellMargins is missing

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 10.4 Edit 16. IV 2016 I've received an answer from WRI Support: [...] It does appear that CellMargins is ...
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Problems with visual update in GUI

Consider the following. When clicking in "Browse" and then choosing a file, the path will remain the original one and won't change to the one of the file I chose: ...
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Object isn't fully displayed in DialogInput

Update: Here's a simper example to reproduce the issue: DialogInput[Table[InputField[], {50}], WindowSize -> All] On my 1366×768 screen only no more than 17 <...
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Import data from excel and store it permanently in notebook

I am trying to write the code for doing the following: by clicking a button, import specific data from an Excel file which I select through a dialog window; input a name for the imported data set ...
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How do I make NotebookEvaluate work inside Button?

The following creates a button to select a notebook to run. When the button is pressed it seems that Mathematica finds the notebook but cannot evaluate it. The following error occurs Could not ...
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Dialog inside Dynamic Module [duplicate]

The following doesn't appear to work: DynamicModule[{}, Button["Press Me", ChoiceDialog["OK or Cancel?"]]] When I press the button labelled "Press Me", a dialog ...
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How to refuse close Dialog when press Esc Key

As you can see in the documentation of CreateDialog: If the dialog contains no DefaultButton or ...
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How to save data using FileNameSetter or similar

I would like to export data to a file using a SaveAs type dialog, using something like FileNameSetter[name,"Save"] to give a browse button. Any help with this ...
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Dialog crashes Mathematica

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: ...
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Notebooks created after prompting a Modal dialog

Bug reproduced in 10.3.1 and presisting through 10.4.1 From: Note: Modal dialogs will prevent users from accessing other notebooks in the front end while the ...
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How to evaluate following inputs only after finishing CreateDialog

I have a code which starts with the following Cell: ...
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Creating a warning before executing a function if not cancelled?

How could I create a warning dialog that executes a function if not cancelled after a delay ? Also I would like the time remaining before execution to be displayed and the dialog to be non blocking.
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Blocking dialog with a blocking child dialog

Suppose I have a DialogInput, in which there is a Button. The Button can trigger another <...
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Triggering events based on choices made inside of system dialogs (e.g. window close)

I'm trying to arrange for Mathematica to perform a certain action every time a notebook is saved or closed (with or without saving). The obvious way to do this would be through event handling. So, ...
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Simple Choice-Dialog like the auto-completion popup

What I want is pretty simple, nevertheless, after half an hour I have only unsatisfying solutions here. Let me ask you who might work more often with Mathematica's GUI elements: Is there a way to ...
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How can I create input fields based on the user's choice from a popup menu?

I'm trying to create an interface with Mathematica. However, I need some instructions concerning the code below. This is about 10% of what I have in mind, but first I need to know how can I create <...
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Skip the revert dialog

When saving a file and making changes to it one can revert using File->Revert in the menu or by entering ...
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After executing MessageDialog[] how can I wait for it to close before continuing

After executing MessageDialog[] how can I wait for it to close before continuing? I want to popup up a message and wait for the user to hit OK before continuing. Is there a mechanism for this?
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How to perform DialogInput operation within Button

Can someone clarify how to perform a DialogInput operation within a Button? I wrote some code for that but it's not working. <...
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Can I create a dynamic number of rows in TabView through an iteration?

I have written code, with the help of stackoverflow of course, and I want to make it user friendly so that other people in my lab can use it. I'm playing with DialogCreate and similar functions. I ...
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Why does my code work one way in Mathematica and another way in PlayerPro?

I wrote the following simple code and deployed it as a CDF. Button["Ok", (SystemDialogInput["FileSave", ".PDF"])] If I ...
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Dialog notebook with multiple popup menus

I'm trying to create a user interface in Mathematica; the user will enter specified information, it will be processed, and then data will be inserted into a MySQL database. The pieces work ...
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How to use ChoiceDialog or PopupMenu with ClickPane

What I am trying to do is modify the standard ClickPane example where a list of points (pts) is added to with each click, in the ...
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Duplex Printing from button inside DialogNotebook on Mac

All, I have the following code which generates a window containing the variable PrintOut and a Print button. When the print button is pressed the contents of the window are sent to the printer and ...
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Why doesn't the FileNameSetter button work in my DialogInput?

I am new to Mathematica, so it's probably a small error but I can't figure it out. Here is the code : ...
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Restrict SystemDialogInput to open certain file types

The documentation for SystemDialogInput shows how to restrict the types of files shown. SystemDialogInput["FileOpen",".nb"] .....
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How can I shift from one window to another window?

I am building a cdf application,which has multiple screens,every screen was linked to another screen. Right now I am using CreateDialog. Are there any other ...
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Dialog-type notebook

I have the following dialog to calculate the product of a and b: ...
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Using IF commands in a Dynamic Module

Is there a way to use a functional If command in a DynamicModule? I have a code which runs a car driving up a street using ...
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Rotate 3D Plot in CreateDialog

I'm attempting to use CreateDialog to demonstrate a 3D Plot to users who are not Mathematica-ly inclined. Unfortunately, when I try to do so, using something like this piece of code: ...
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Transparent background of content in a dialog window

Why dialogs created with CreateDialog cannot correctly show content with transparent background? The following example generates a plot, with white background, ...
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Interface design to replace cascading dialogs which don't work

I would like to make a nice Interface of a simulation I wrote, but i don't know how. I want that you run the code and then a window asking for input of some values appears (either in the same ...
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Why are some Buttons not working in CDFPlayer?

I have two Buttons within a single panel. My problem is that after deploying that panel, the second Button is not working in the ...
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Using a prompt to set options

I am creating a toolbar. One of the buttons on my toolbar is this setcounter button below. ...
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'Contingent' user interface (DialogNotebook with PopupMenus that depend on previous PopupMenus)

I'm creating a user interface for data entry. It makes sense for the content of certain menu items to depend on the information that has been entered earlier on the form. In a trivial example, ...
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How to print a message dialog window

I'm trying to figure out how to print a message dialog without printing the whole notebook. FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken["PrintDialog"]] displays the print window (...
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How do I run DialogInput and SystemDialogInput by keyboard shortcut?

I have tried modifying KeyEventTranslations.tr with code: ...
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Graphics3D loses interactivity in Dialog window

Is there a way to keep Graphics3D objects manipulable when they are embedded in a Dialog window (CreateDialog,...
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Aborting from a Dialog box

I'm trying to abort a While cycle, with a dialog box. I've tried the following: ...
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Operating one dialog from inside another

Nested Dialogs Experiment The InsideDialog works as expected when invoked from the command line. When started as a button action inside OuterDialog, it takes a very long time to start up (many ...
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Problems with manipulating plot in a dialog

G'day, guys. Here is a silly problem I am struggling with. ...
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Front-end: How can one programmatically extract window titles?

I would like to programmatically get the titles that appear at the top of notebook windows, particularly for notebooks that have not yet been saved (if they have been saved, I can get the information ...
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Why isn't SystemDialogInput opening the file browser, even using Method->Queued?

I have a small function that, when run, opens up a little dialog window. One of the buttons, if clicked, opens up a file browser and lets you select a file. You can click that same button again and ...
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Dialog box with variable number of input fields

I am trying create a dialog window for updating a variable number of parameters $\beta_i$. Here are the relevant bits of my code, which first constructs a list of $\beta_i$ parameters, then constructs ...
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How to make a small window for a variable

During the development of my code I need to change a variable repeatedly to see what the resulting effect is and find out that the code works as expected. However, it is hard to scroll down and up to ...
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Using SystemDialogInput in a Manipulate expression

I want to add the select directory function in a user interface such as: ...