Questions on building or modifying user-facing functionality for input, or displaying information.

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Form with FormFunction problem

I've this form: f[a_, b_] := a + b; form = FormFunction[FormObject[<|"a" -> "Number", "b" -> "Number"|>], f[#a, #b] &]; form[] How I can ...
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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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Response to user interaction inside Manipulate [closed]

I'd like to create a Manipulate with custom objects in the control area (like a circuit diagram) that reacts to the user interacting with the manipulate controls (e....
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Can you make the new “Choose color scheme” helper larger?

Mathematica 10 has a cool new "color data chooser" feature: My question is: Can you make that window larger? Right now, I can only see 3-4 color schemes at once, even though all 51 gradients would ...
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Does Mathematica have a built-in date picker?

Does Mathematica have an interactive date input control that lets the user choose a date by browsing to a calendar view and returning the selected date as a date list? For example, something like the ...
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How to remove a bar that blocks some upper space that says “WOLFRAM STUDENT EDITION” so forth? [duplicate]

There is a bar field on the upper screen of Mathematica that occupies some space, that says "Wolfram Mathematica : STUDENT EDITION" so forth. I would like to utilize the field instead of letting it be ...
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Interface design to replace cascading dialogs which don't work

I would like to make a nice Interface of a simulation I wrote, but i don't know how. I want that you run the code and then a window asking for input of some values appears (either in the same ...
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Automatic Text Adjustment

Continuing the theme of minor interface annoyances, one of the unique features of Mathematica as a text editor is the automatic adjustment of text location as you type. This could be a bit ...
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How to run a Mathematica package (.m) from python?

I am new to Mathematica and I need to interface with a Python code that I have. Basically, I have a Mathematica package (.m) with a bunch of complicated functions. I want to use some code from python ...
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Mimicking Console and Output Matlab/Rstudio-Style Environment in Mathematica?

I am trying to crudely approximate the RStudio or Matlab Workspace environment in Mathematica by having a specific notebook function as the "console notebook" where I execute commands and another ...
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How can I create an advanced grid interface?

Working on a CDF for report creation, I miss having a nice grid interface, where I would have basic operations like being able to sort a columns by clicking on the columns head (ascending and ...
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parenthesis issues

I am having rather unpleasant issues with parenthesis. Sometimes, when I change some part of the code that does not relate to a line with parenthesis, this line suddenly turns red and mathematica ...
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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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Question about Slider and adding buttons

I would like to add some buttons next to a slider for higher accuracy movements. For instance I have this slider, which has 1-step, pretty easy to use. ...
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“Interface” for exam

Is it possible to create a (graphical) interface with Mathematica so that instead of having a Mathematica document where I change definitions and so on, I can just input values and it will use my code ...
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How to bundle JLink with Java application using apache maven

The context: I am planning to visualize some results from my MMA code using D3.js. So I wanted to make a simple REST api using the light weight SparkJava framework. Given my fairly nonexistent ...
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Executing selected code [duplicate]

In current Mathematica interface, if I select some piece of code and press CMD + Shift + Enter, the code is evaluated in place. Replacing the selected part by the evaluated version. The question is: ...
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Serial interface RS232 control

I am using Mathematica 10.3 and Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit. I would like to test a stepper motor by simply sending strings over the serial interface. Is the code below the right way to open the serial ...
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Object isn't fully displayed in DialogInput

Update: Here's a simper example to reproduce the issue: DialogInput[Table[InputField[], {50}], WindowSize -> All] On my 1366×768 screen only no more than 17 <...
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Creating “detached” plots

Is it possible to create detached interactive plots in Mathematica like those in Matlab, Jupyter (IPython), rather than inline ones? This is interactive GIF from Rodeo IDE for Python as an example, ...
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Controlling field hints and field size by column in a grid of input fields

I want to have field hints in a 3 x 2 grid input fields, such that there is one hint specific to the input fields in the 1st column and another one for the 2nd column. I also want to adjust the ...
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What do the elements of the Parallel Kernel Status screen mean?

I just managed to get my multiple kernels up and humming on a new multi-core machine, which I am quite happy about. I am slightly at a loss, though, about the meaning of the different parts of the ...
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Update an application on the click of a Button

I am finishing my first program in Wolfram Mathematica 10 and if I have almost completed is essentially thanks to this valuable forum soon where I will try to help too. Basically, now I have this ...
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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Connect to USB Serial Converter

(I'm using Windows 7 & Mathematica 10) I have a sensor with RS232 serial interface. The sensor came with a RS232-to-USB converter and corresponding driver & software for data transportation. ...
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Consistency between Enter keys

The notebook tutorial notes that Shift+Enter needs to be pressed to evaluate input; however, for the number pad, only Enter is required. It appears as though the use of Shift is inverted for the ...
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How do I efficiently navigate the command line interface to Mathematica?

I would like to perfom such feats as cycling through previous commands, editing commands in place, etc. My expectation would be a readline-like interface, but this appears to not be the default.
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How to make a button that allow me to control a Manipulate module? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use button that allow me to control a manipulate module. Here's what I did now, it's really simple: ...
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Is it possible to get the locations and dimensions of all boxes in a StandardForm expression renderation?

I can select all the boxes in a StandardForm rendered expression, like I've selected the left parenthesis in the picture above. Is it possible to get the positions and dimensions of all of these ...
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Can one put event listeners to parts of StandardForm expression?

I have a StandardForm expression Is it possible to add an event listener to the variables, parentheses, and plus signs so that when I click them their color changes for example. Maybe it would be ...
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Package editor interface

Is there a way to get rid of the unused space on the left of the package editor? What is it's purpose if I configured Mathematica to not show In and ...
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Multiple notebooks in Mathematica

While working with multiple files in Mathematica, is there a way to have the names of the files appear along with the minimized window of the file. I mean that sometimes I forget which file was places ...
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Dialog-type notebook

I have the following dialog to calculate the product of a and b: ...
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Calling dynamic functions multiple times

I have a large number of functions which I am combining into packages and will call those functions via a palette. I then use those functions in a notebook and may need to call them several times. The ...
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Interfaces: Importing files, processing them and exporting the results

We have a simple interface with two import file buttons, one field to enter a number $x$, one field to enter a file export name, and one 'Run' button. The mathematical operation when hitting 'Run' ...
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Program hidden beneath an interface in mathematica [duplicate]

I recently wrote a mathematica code that I would like to distribute to some friends. However, I don't want to give away the code. Is there a way that I can hide the code beneath an interface kind of ...
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Como generar aleatoriamente listado de operaciones con numeros racionales con seleccion multiple

Edit: Necesito que Mathematica me genere al azar una lista de operaciones (+,-,*,:) con numeros racionales . La cantidad de elementos de la lista asi como la dificultad de los racionales queda ...
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Deal with sudo/interactive input in StartProcess

Deal with sudo/interactive input in StartProcess There is a example in document page of StartProcess ...
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Front end typing lag

Under Windows 7 I frequently get serious keyboard lag. My home machine (Windows XP) NEVER lags. I was able to improve things somewhat by running Mathematica as Administrator, but this only went so far....
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Is it possible to customize the Suggestions Bar?

I'd like to be able to customize the Suggestions Bar in v9.0 to provide recommendations of my own. Possible example: when doing unit calculations, I'd like it to suggest converting the answer to ...
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Get both output and return code of external program

Run["program"] will run an external program and return the return code. Import["!program", "String"] will run the program and ...
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passing values between widgets in GUIKit

I am writing a short GUIKit script with one TextField widget that takes the path of the image and a button widget which imports the image. The problem I have is ...
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Display full path of current notebook on title bar?

Is there a setting in Mathematica notebook interface to get the title bar to display the full path to the current notebook?
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V10 interface problems

Has anyone noticed the following? Sometimes when I bring up the Help->Wolfram Documentation there is no text field to type into. When I bring up Find and Replace there are two text fields for Find: ...
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How can I use the Klingon alphabet symbols?

Note: This functionality is presently missing. See: How to add named characters to Mathematica 10? Mathematica apparently supports the Klingon alphabet: ...
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Single-Window-UI not possible? [duplicate]

I'm still very frustrated about the separation of the menubar (File, Edit, Insert, ...) and the open notebooks in different windows. I would prefer to have the menubar directly above each notebook in ...
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Is there a hotkey for the drop down selection/information?

I am more used to typing then using the mouse. I was wondering if there were hotkeys for the drop down list and the info button? What I mean is what I have marked in the picture below. When I ...
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Mathematica User Interface Tutorial

There I am looking for Mathematica User Interface Tutorial if anyone know Please provide the Link or description UserInface like Importing file using Buttons poping dialog boxes etc. Any help will be ...
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How to get rid of Mathematica 10's help tooltips? [duplicate]

Since Mathematica 10 every time your mouse cursor appears above some function or even variable, an annoying tooltip appears offering help: I've become quite used to Mathematica now and I don't need ...