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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 ...
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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 ...
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FormatType with respect to Cell's content

Minimal example: Let's establish a notebook's stylesheet with additional TestStyle which has a FormatType->"CellExpression": ...
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How to find the background color in Placeholder

I would like to know how to find the background color used in Placeholder[abc]. It is some kind of Yellowish-Pinkish, I think. There is also a ...
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What is “MouseDragged”?

Bug introduced in V10.1 or earlier and persisting through V10.4 Print is triggered just by pressing the mouse button. ...
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Notebook's WindowSize interference with contents' Dynamic ImageSizes

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persists through 10.4.0 or later Consider the following MWE: ...
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How to generate docs for your package? [duplicate]

I don't have Wolfram Workbench, is there any other simple way to build documentation notebooks (like the built in documentation) for your custom packages?
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Running a shell script within Mathematica

The title pretty much explains it and I have not found something similar already posted. Perhaps I am not searching for the correct title or maybe this is something very basic, but I would appreciate ...
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Cannot find BaseDirectory or UserBaseDirectory in Mac OS El Capitan

I am new to Mac OS, so this might be a silly question, but.... I just searched for $BaseDirectory and $UserBaseDirectory in my ...
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How can I convert a CounterBox into a number?

There must be a possibility to convert a CounterBox into a number. For example ...
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Show StyleSheets and Palettes from custom directory in Mathematica's Menu

I'm working on a package that needs to be installed into an arbitrary, "non standard" path (i.e., not $BaseDirectory or ...
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Weird copy and paste behaviour [closed]

If I select and copy some text from a Text-cell, say, Cell["Test", "Text"] and paste this somewhere (like here) I get: ...
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How to prevent Dynamic activity with colour swatches in V10+

Since version 10, if I type e.g. an RGBColor or simply a named color, a dynamic colour swatch is returned. Same goes for when you e.g. extract colours from a ...
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How can I get the current Pagenumber of a Selected cell in another open Notebook? [closed]

I try to make a Table of Contents of a set of notebooks. Author Tools is crashing regularly when using paginate. I tried to use something like (inspired by another post here form HEIKE - ...
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What is the equivalent of $ModuleNumber for DynamicModule

Mathematica provides access to $ModuleNumber which can be enormously useful. Unfortunately I can't find the equivalent for ...
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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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Transparent bitmaps in controllers. Problem with initial appearance

Bug introduced in V9.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.0 I have a problem with images with alpha channel which I want to use as labels on Button etc. ...
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What options and settings can be used to create print quality typeset documents with Mathematica?

If I am proficient on dedicated typesetting software (e.g. LaTeX) it makes sense to use that for typesetting but if I am not how can I use Mathematica to create good quality documents. The question ...
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How to reference a cell in a different notebook

I am creating a 'Table of contents' (TOC) generator not unlike the AuthorTools. My "generator" creates cells like the following in the TOC.nb: ...
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ScheduledTask with scoped variables. Working with timed evaluation

I guess I have to try harder and focus more but timed evaluation always frustrates me. I will show the issue on simple example of delayed trigger. ...
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Updating styles which are based on styles changed in private stylesheet

Intro Styles can inherit from other styles: base one style on another? And for example WolframAlphaLong is inheriting from ...
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NewLine Inconsistency

Copy and paste the following two lines into Mathematica. 1 \[Alpha] \[NewLine] 2 f[ 1 \[Alpha] \[NewLine] 2] The first posts ...
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Change the default package toolbar? [duplicate]

Everytime a package file (.m or .wl), it opens with the standard package toolbar (a docked cell) ...
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Choosing specific font variants

Many fonts come with several variants that can be accessed from most OS X applications. Here's an example showing several variants of the Latin Modern Roman font. (These variants in the screenshot ...
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Triangle that collapse cells

I'm not very good in English , so is hard to explain but how put the triangle in the left that deploy or collapse a group of cells ?
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How to display EntityProperty objects with their CanonicalName?

Is there a way to display EntityProperty objects with their CanonicalName instead of the text they are currently displayed with. ...
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How to put Magnification control in docked cell

I have made a handy toolbar that provides access to menu items that are not visible when I F12 a workbook. I would like to add the following function to a button in the toolbar: ...
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Prevent text from wrapping in a notebook

By default in the Notebook interface the text wraps. Is it possible to prevent this wrapping?
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Fraction shortcut does not work, KeyEventTranslations.tr gets ignored

The fraction shortcut is not working. Any change in my file KeyEventTranslations.tr in my directory ...
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How to disable the small pop-up windows when mouse is over a Mathematica command in V10?

In version 10, when the mouse is over a Mathematica command, a small pop-up window comes up that one can click on for help on the command. Is there an option to disable this feature? Screen shot: ...
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How to Build a Drop Down Menu? [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica so I am sorry if the question is rudimentary. :) When I was reading the help page, I noticed that there is a structure like the picture below for the topics in the help page ...
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What governs images resizing in the FrontEnd environment

What is responsible for the middle Row images' size? And why single image row is different? ...
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Setting WholeCellGroupOpener [duplicate]

When I write WholeCellGroupOpener, Mathematica autocompletes it, but it doesn't recognize it (it stays blue instead of turning black). Example: ...
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Selection of all the objects with the same style in a notebook [duplicate]

In a notebook, I would like to select all the cells with the "Text" style to change their style. How is possible to do this with a automatic process? For the moment I can do it only cell by cell.
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Button to close cells

I want to have a button that closes cells with a specific tag. The following code does what I want: ...
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Problems opening a notebook in Mathematica

Reviewers: please see the comments below my answer for additional information on why the edits were made. -bobthechemist I have a text file (with a .txt extension) written for Mathematica, but ...
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Private Style in a StyleSheet with preformatted text

I want to create a new Style in my private StyleSheet. I duplicated the Style "Text" and made some alterations. Now I want that a Cell with this style has an expression already filled in, for example ...
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Notebook Magnification changes - Why?

I have written a notebook but in order to edit it, I prefer 125% magification or even 150%. I know Window>Magnification. Also there is a small symbol on the right bottom of the notebook, where I can ...
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Front End options

Inspired by a recent question and others like it, and not finding an existing duplicate, I ask: What is the hierarchy of Front End options? How do they work? How can their values be set and ...