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Multiple documentation notebooks open at the same time

Is it possible to view multiple documentation notebooks at the same time without launching multiple kernels? I'm sure it must be possible.
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Can one effectively edit a Front End Resource that is already loaded?

A number of special definitions are loaded from .tr files on Front End initialization and are accessible via FrontEndResource. ...
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What is the symbol FE`None for?

I have run into the symbol FE`None multiple times. What is this symbol, and what is it designed to indicate? All I could find is that FE indicates the front-end, but it's unfortunately a very ...
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How to access “Choose Color Scheme” Programmatically

I am designing an App and I want to use the "Choose Color Scheme" tools inside Button. I am looking to have this tool in popup window when the Button is clicked but I can't find the command to get ...
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Finish(Asynchronous)Dynamic[]

I have a question deriving from a recent topic Synchronizing Dynamics with EventActions. tl;dr; How to authoritatively explain the influence of ...
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How does the Kernel know the $Context in a localized notebook

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], CellContext -> Notebook] $Context "Notebook$$70$398424`" And from different notebook ...
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Magnification, ScreenResolution, ScreenInformation and Printing: Please shine some Light into it!

According to How to set default magnification for all windows Mathematica assumes 72 dpi screen resolution. In my computer, the screen resolution actually is 120 dpi which is a very common value on ...
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Hide Notebook scrollbars

Is it possible to hide the scrollbars from the notebook windows while still being able to use the mousewheel to scroll? Since I never click on the bars themselves they're just a waste of space. It's ...
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How to wait a Cell in a Notebook to be executed until another Notebook's Cell expressions executed?

I have two Notebooks and I call the second Notebook from the main but main Notebook's expressions continue executing. I want them to wait until the second Notebook's expressions execution is finished! ...
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Control of individual Framed edges?

Is there an option or method for Framed analogous to Frame in Graphics to control display of ...
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Strange problem with Derivative and BoxForm`MakeDerivativeBoxes

All of the following three lines should produce the same output, but the third variant produces an error on output. ...
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How to see Monitor temporary cell with ParallelSubmit?

I have a function to load large files into a "HSQL(Standalone)" database for processing that uses Monitor to update the ...
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Inconsistent handling of Dynamic option values; intended, omission, or bug?

In answering Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint Kuba and I got into a brief exchange regarding how Option values wrapped in Dynamic should be ...
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Testing Framework applications in the FrontEnd area

I understand that user interaction with GUI can't be tested automatically but some things can be tested using low-level notebook programming functions. Are there any guidelines or limitations of using ...
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Copy-pasting a floating point number [duplicate]

Here is a behavior of the Mathematica front end which confuses me. Type N[Sqrt[2]] The displayed output is 1.41421 ...
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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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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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Issue with undo after copying a string inside a string

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.4.1 or later Here's a small but annoying issue related to undo and copying of strings. Steps required to get the problem: Type ...
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Is there a syntax coloring type that highlights only when not in a list?

How do I define the syntax coloring of local variable of function myfunc so that it only colors the variable that is not in a ...
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Stop front-end from auto-scrolling notebook to show output [closed]

I have made a simple "percent complete" output to track my For loop, where I incrementally print values and then delete the output right before printing the next ...
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Why would killing the kernel defreeze/unhang the front end?

My Mathematica front end will freeze occasionally for unreproducible reasons. This seems mostly associated with long (> 1 hour) computations, although not exclusively. If I click on the Mathematica ...
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How can I recover from front end crash after debug session?

On Mathematica 10.3 running on Raspberry Pi 3, the debug session on the Front End hung and I had to kill the Front End. ( I now know better: better 'kill -9' the Kernel process and not the Front End)...
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Image background for cell?

I'd like to make code Cells have a specific background image. I know you can do this for Notebooks, but what about Cells? This simple test fails: ...
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Front End crashes when triggering autocomplete

Every time I try to type a function in Mathematica, e.g. Sum, after I type "Su" then Mathematica crashes and I do not know why! Same as if I type "Pr", it again crashes. I kind of feel that it tries ...
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Can I create a mouseover summary or documentation for a new function?

In Mathematica, when you hover any a built-in function, a small window with 2 symbols appears (as in the third paragraph of this reference page, see picture): clicking on the former one gives you a ...
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UseFrontEnd is not working the same in version 10.4

I'm using batch files to run Mathematica notebooks (with saved output) but in version 10.4 the functionality has changed. Any ideas how to get it working? I use a batch file to run a .m script which ...
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Flatten works in output but not in Global Workspace?

I am trying Michael Trott's Sierpinski Triangle. ...
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Same input,different result? [duplicate]

Using this code,you can see,same input, but the output are different. So weird! If I copy this code here, it outputs normally. So what's the problem? Ps:I use ...
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Strategies to compensate for lack of multi-document interface?

I use Mathematica (Home Edition) to manage notes which live in a large number of different notebooks. In my case the notebooks (hundreds) are just organized using document names and file system ...
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Understanding evaluation and typesetting

Background So, one could be surprised by the fact that: Hold @ Grid[{{1, 2}}] (*or*) Hold @ Graphics @ Disk[] This issue and methods of prevention are ...
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code indent issue in frontend: How to remove annoying space at beginning of a line

I am using MMA 10.4.1 Very often I encountered this problem This is an extraction of a Module (the last bracket is matching module). The ...
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How can I make an invisible Cell?

Notebooks have a Visible option, but Cell // Options doesn't mention any equivalent for <...
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CopyToClipboard freezes FrontEnd

This is freezing the FrontEnd: CopyToClipboard@ExampleData[{"Text", "AeneidEnglish"}] Are there system limits I'm hitting here?
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“Most compatible vector representation”

When saving a plot through right click ► Save Graphic As…, Mathematica lets me choose several options, including separate vector representations for areas with ...
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Which version of Mathematica has cursor animation when running on Windows?

Does anyone remember which version of Mathematica, running under Windows, has the following behavior: when you type something into a front-end window, the cursor has a small animation? It becomes ...
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File path autocompletion options?

Suboptions like "FileCompleteEnable" in CodeAssistOptions are new in v10. Are there any options I can exercise with respect to the behavior of filepath autocompletion? Then is there anyway to set ...
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Creating compiled search TRIE file for argument string completion

I'd like to generate a compiled search TRIE file (like those found in $InstallationDirectory\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\SystemResources\FunctionalFrequency\) to help ...
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Image3D interactive manipulation slower in 10.4.1?

I've upgraded to MMa version 10.4.1 under MacOS 10.11.4 on a MBP Retina. We use Image3D a lot in our work and it seems like it has gotten very very slow in this ...
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How to setup logging levels?

I was wondering what tools exist out there for doing logging in Mathematica? The Echo functions is nice, but I'd like to set various severity levels and other ...
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Magnification of a notebook image object

When you resize an image in a notebook with your mouse you get a tool tip with size and a magnification percent for your image: Is there some way to programmatically ascertain these values in the ...
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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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undocumented backslash-lessThan operator in strings?

I'm aware of the backslash operators in strings, as in this SE answer, but I ran across a new one. I opened a new Styled Notebook ... in the front-end GUI, chose <...
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Evaluating input cells in automatically created notebooks? [duplicate]

I've figured out how to insert Input cells and Text cells into an automatically created notebook (and, thanks to this answer, ...
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How to get a larger mouse cursor [duplicate]

I'm giving a presentation with Mathematica and want to point to things with my mouse so want the cursor to be nice and big. I've changed my cursor to be nice and big in Windows (8.1), but when I go to ...
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Automatically Created Documents don't have safety dialogs on close?

If I manually open a new DocumentNotebook in the front end using the GUI, and then I put input in the document, and then try to close the document, I get a safety dialog asking me whether I want to ...
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Front end displaying all lines as dashed lines [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 Recently I've installed Mathematica 10.0 on my Ubuntu 14.4 Now I have some problems with its front-end, in particular it shows all lines as dashed ones ...
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Resuming SSH evaluation with XMing

I am re-asking this question since it exactly applies to my situation and it had received no answers earlier: I currently run my Mathematica on a linux computer through Putty and Xming. Xming ...
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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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Strange caching of Palette's TaggingRules

Please follow those steps to get the idea about the problem: Let's create a palette: ...
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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 <...