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Why is the Locator snapping back to the original coordinates? How can I prevent this?

Take the following code: p = {3, 3}; Graphics[Circle[{5, 5}, 5], Epilog -> Dynamic@Locator[Dynamic[p]], Axes -> True, GridLines -> {{3}, {3}}] ...
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Antialiasing in 3D

Is it possible? Is it platform specific? Does it rely on the graphics hardware? Why does the antialiasing slider under Preferences > Appearance > Graphics do nothing? I remember seeing some ...
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Transparent textures don't show

EDIT For now, I'm going to accept Brett's answer. It's a way to get transparency back by having 3D calculations done in software instead of hardware. It addresses the symptoms but not the ...
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Using ListPointPlot3D to simulate 2D plots moving in time

I wrote a 1D solver for the heat equation $u_t=u_{xx}$, and I can animate the solution using normal ListPlot command, where the x-axis is the rod length, and the ...
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Plot Option Precedence while combining Plots with `Show[]`

I like to build sophisticated plots by combining simpler ones with Show[]. Typically this involves setting non-default Plot-Options with the different ...
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Speeding up this fractal-generating code

I used the code below (which is a sample from this gist containing more similar code) in my answer to my own question about Mandelbrot-like sets for functions other than the simple quadratic on ...
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How can I ensure graphics exported in WMF format don't have text-spacing problems?

A lot of my work involves manipulating data, drawing a pretty plot of it and then inserting that graphic into a report written in Microsoft Word, under Windows.1 The fun comes with the exporting part. ...
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How can I get Overlay to position graphics according to coordinates?

If I draw graphics like this, I get exactly what I need: Graphics[{{Blue, Disk[{0, 0}, 10, {0, Pi/2}]}, {Red, Disk[{0, 0}, 3, {0, Pi/4}]}}] But I need to ...
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Is there a way to have Plot draw points on a function where the function is undefined as circles as in textbooks?

A very common feature of graphs of functions used throughout textbooks are simple indications, such as open circles, of the points at which a function is undefined. Is there a way to do this in ...
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Generating a topological space diagram for an n-element set

Over on StackOverflow I asked a similar question for the n=3 case, but the answer given doesn't easily generalize. How can I make a diagram such as this: But for a general n-element space ...
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Point Renderings Slightly Off in Mathematica

The Mathematica code ...
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Undocumented form for FilledCurve[]

New in Mathematica 8 is FilledCurve (and its cousin JoinedCurve). The docs state that this function can take a list of segments ...