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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 save all notebook outputs as pdf file

I have produced a lot of graphs and tables in my notebook. I am trying to save all these outputs as pdf file. As we know form Rodney and form Mr. Wizard , we can not use save as function. I have ...
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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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Create new notebook at fixed size

Using Ctrl+n we are effectively doing FrontEndTokenExecute["New"] and, at least on Windows, a new window has a WindowSize equal ...
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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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How to Copy formatted code without backslashes added?

By default code copied from the FrontEnd is formatted with backslashes added at the ends of lines. For example, evaluating in a Notebook Range[40] and copying ...
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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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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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How can I change mouse hover behavior for hyperlinks in a notebook?

When I create a Hyperlink to a Youtube video in a text cell the link is colored blue like it would be in a browser. However, the mouse cursor does not change when ...
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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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How to close the (local) Debug window/palette

I have this local debug window that is so annoying How can I hide it? What is the purpose of it?
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How to prevent Dynamic activity with color 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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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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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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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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Magnifying the Help documents without magnifying the images therein

In Mathematica's Option Inspector I set the notebook magnification factor to be larger than 1, for example 1.12, ("Notebook Options"->"Display Options"). Accordingly contents of the Help browser are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to insert an animated image into Mathematica notebook?

I find it very convenient to use Mathematica notebooks to organize the codes + results. I was wondering if it is possible to insert an animated image (say an animated gif) in the middle of a notebook....
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Guidelines for planning custom GUI in Mathematica

This post is here to save your time during GUI development in Mathematica. And one way to do this is to know where limits are and to be aware of features that are awaiting. Intro Usually I don't ...
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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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How best to embed various cell groups into a $\LaTeX$ project?

I'm an author and a coder. I want to reference various parts of my notebooks in my $\LaTeX$ project. I've tried doing the following, using a post on the $\LaTeX$ side of this problem. I'd like to ...
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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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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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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. [...] ...