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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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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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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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Can the banner in the Home Edition be removed?

The Mathematica Home Edition shows a banner at the top of every notebook: Is there a way to (permanently) get rid of it, without violating the EULA? Edit Yesterday, I sent this message to WRI ...
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Mathematica 10 not launching on Windows 8

I have been using Mathematica 10.0.2 in my laptop with Windows 8 and it was working fine. One day I would try to open it as usual but it would not launch (I'd click at its icon in the start menu and ...
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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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Bug in grouping after editing code?

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 or later While looking at A question about conditional replacement I think I discovered a bug in the Front End that affects both 7.0.1 ...
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How to unlock a stylesheet which is not needed anymore by the FrontEnd

Reply from WRI Support: [...] This indeed seems to be an issue with the Frontend on Windows and I have alerted the development team about this. Unfortunately I do not have a work around at ...
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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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Failure to export graphics by right-click when Notebook magnification is changed

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1 or later When I try to export graphics as PNG, JPG and other rasterized formats using the right-click and choosing ...
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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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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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Syntax highlighting in text cells

I want to write some documentation for a notebook using text cells. Now, I can select parts of the text within such a text cell and set its style to "Input". This does change its font, but there is no ...
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Is there a way to hide and show manually inserted page breaks?

If I create a Notebook that includes multiple pages I know that I can show/hide page breaks by using menu item File ► Printing Settings ► Show Page Breaks. I can ...
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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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List of Recently Opened Files

If I go to the menu bar and press File I get a list of recently opened files.This would be useful except they are edited and mostly replaced by dots thus making choosing difficult. See the screen shot ...
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What is a printer's point?

Edit 28. IV 2016, Reply from WRI: The developer replied today to the documentation question we are having. He agrees the statements in the 2 reference pages can be clarified. [...] ...
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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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“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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How to set ExportOptions for custom HTML exports

I need to customize some HTML tags when exporting a Mathematica notebook to HTML. I have to use the File ► Save As… FrontEnd token and not ...
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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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ClipPlanes on Translated 3D objects crash front end

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persists through 10.4.1 Applying Translate to a simple 3D object (e.g. Pyramid) along ...
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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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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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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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Mathematica freezes on autocomplete [duplicate]

For some reason, Mathematica has started freezing whenever I try to type anything into it. I can paste text into notebooks, but as soon as I start typing the window will freeze and it will cease to ...
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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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Segmentation fault on auto-complete

My front-end freezes as soon as I type more than two letters in a notebook. I think the error occurs, when the auto-complete feature kicks in. If Mathematica was started from a terminal, the following ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I change the style of every newly opened notebook?

I'd like to make Mathematica open a new notebook using the Natural Color template (under the Creative category) by default. Is that possible? If so, how?
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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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Is it possible to split the last cell in a group of cells, such that the split-off part remains grouped with the old group? How can one achieve this?

I have a notebook with several groups of cells grouped with their respective headlines (Title ... down to Subsubsection). I grouped them all manually. It often becomes necessary, to add something to ...
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How to set focus of a dialog window?

I have a dialog, which, when pops up, requests input from the user. How can I set the window up that the focus is on the InputField of the new window (i.e. the ...
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Minimap of a notebook? [closed]

I usually code in Atom or Sublime, both of which have a very nice high level outline of the entire file called a minimap. Here's an example: It scrolls with you and highlights the area of the file ...
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UI problem of changing color of text

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and persisting through 10.4.0 It seems that Mathematica has some problem of changing color of text in a notebook. When I choose a color, I need to click "OK" several times ...
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Why does OptionInspector not act on grouped cells?

I found out that hyphenation for German text is horrible in Mathematica 10.4. So I want to switch it off alltogether. For this purpose, I select all cells in my notebook. Then I invoke Format>...
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Frontend flickering [closed]

The front end is flickering on hyperlink mouse-over events: Is there any way to avoid this, or any option that could boost the front end's frame rate for mouse related dynamic events?
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Why one needs two Unevaluated to show 1+1 correctly in TreeForm?

The task sounds simple, give the tree plot of 1+1. However, after some trying, I can only make this possible by using two Unevaluated. ...
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What causes the error NotebookEvaluate::nbnfnd?

Help says: NotebookEvaluate can take either a NotebookObject or a filename referencing a notebook file. therefore, I wonder why ...
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Can I save a manually cropped Image in Mathematica 10 without hard cropping?

In Mathematica 7 I was accustomed to a certain workflow: Paste an image into a Notebook Select Actual Size from the context menu, if necessary Ctrl-drag the control points on the sides of the frame ...
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What are the most common (usual) ways to make palettes with non-trivial functionality?

What are the best (most robust and most convenient) ways to create palettes that can be installed permanently (using Palettes -> Install Palette...) and are safe ...