In Mathematica, a palette is a notebook with a collection of controls such as buttons. They can be used to perform many actions in Mathematica, including entering typesetting characters, styling notebooks, and performing evaluations.

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How do I create palette window with status area?

I would like to create a palette with a small empty bar at the bottom that displays text as the user hovers their mouse over various buttons (like at the bottom of the built-in "Basic Type-setting" ...
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How we can make a simple pallette to change the Font characteristics?

I am trying to make a new Palette with some buttons on it called, for example, "Arial", "Bookman" etc. plus some other buttons specifying sizes(12,14,..) and some prefered Colors for the fonts. I ...
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StyleSheet for custom application

I'm working on a package that for some reasons needs to be installed into a "non standard" path, that means neither $BaseDirectory or ...
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Grid snap for drawing tools

Is it possible to extend the Drawing Tools palette and add a grid snap feature? Drawing points with discrete intervals would make it a lot easier to draw nice free body diagrams, and other simple ...
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How to make DocumentationTools palette useable?

I am writing the documentation for my package using Wolfram Workbench 2. But when I open DocumentationTools under Palettes, I get this unpolished piece of junk: The top half is a total waste of ...
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Missing titles in palettes with Win 8

I just noticed that MMA (8 and 10) in Windows 8 on my machine does not display the title of any palette. For ex. Basic Math Assistant palette appears without title. Same with user-defined palettes Can ...
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Menu bars on Palette windows don't work properly — any workarounds?

After getting help from Rojo with Menu commands on Palettes and other windows without menu bars? I was able to create a Palette with a menu bar by: Selecting the Palette and opening the Option ...
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Menu commands on Palettes and other windows without menu bars?

In the Version 10 interface, at least by default, there is no longer a common menu bar in a separate window, and menus appear to be localized to individual Notebook windows. If I select a Palette and ...
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Resizing palettes

My eyes are weary and my sight grows dim, so I used the zoom control bottom-right in the palette. Unfortunately, having zoomed in the palette window cannot be resized - so I can't see the rhs - and ...
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Palette to set Cell Options such as Background Editable and Initialization property?

Hello I have found examples of codes that generate palettes to format the text of a cell (or a portion of it). I have also found codes for palettes that change the style of a cell. The latter is ...
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Palette created by my code doesn't work

I think I am lost on some basic issue ... I created two CellTags, tagone and tagtwo If I create this palette inputting the following code by hand I get a beautifully working palette that makes me ...
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Where can I find the Distributions Palette?

I was watching the "Statistics: Modeling with Statistical Distribution" Training Course http://www.wolfram.com/training/videos/DAT016/ and in one of the slides, the following image showed up. Does ...
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Palette for pasting matrix templates into a notebook

How I can build a palette of matrices?. So, I would like a palette with a 3x3 square matrix, a square matrix 4x4, 1x3 row matrix, 1x4 matrix row, column matrix 3x1 and 4x1 column matrix.
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How can I set the kernel for CreatePalette?

I have written some code that requests some calculations from an SQL server every N seconds and uses a palette: CreatePalette[Dynamic[DateListPlot[...]]] I ...
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Pasting external PDF vector graphics without losing ability to export them

As in previous versions, Mathematica 9 on Mac OS X (10.7.5 here) still has a problem with pasted PDF graphics that were copied from external applications such as ...
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Quickly look-up usages, options and attributes of symbols

When I'm writing code in the front-end, I find myself very often looking up the list of options of a symbol over and over again in the documentation center. In most cases you find there a list of ...
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How to grab CellTags from a Cell?

I am in the process of creating a palette for a specialised "Save as HTML". For context please see this. How can I grab the CellTags from a Cell[...] object? This is my first iteration, aka testing ...
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Keep palette visible when Mathematica application loses focus

When the Mathematica application loses focus, palette windows disappear (normal notebooks and dialogs (CreateDialog) stay). This is usually convenient because the ...
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Custom File Palette

I find the default Mathematica IDE lacking. I am missing a simple project file tree on the left (as in eclipse, visual studio etc.) The following would be very cool: All your files (in a given ...
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Can palettes dock to notebooks?

Over on Meta: A wishlist for Mathematica I got an interesting comment on the following suggestion and thought it merited a stand alone question: re: NOTEBOOK INTERFACE USABILITY & ...
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A palette of accumulated expertise

I've been trying to put together a palette of useful functionality garnered from this site. There is useful stuff scattered all over the place, for example: Post an image Copy code Duplicate a ...
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Programmatically opening a palette from the Palettes menu

How can I programmatically open a palette from the Palettes menu? Is there a Front End token for this? Motivation: Certain settings for the palettes that are installed into standard locations and ...
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Refreshing the Palettes menu

How can the contents of the Palettes menu be refreshed (preferably programmatically) without restarting the Front End? When droppping a new palette notebook into ...
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Mathematica File Organization

Last year I asked how to integrate notebooks to the documentation center in stackoverflow. Back then I was only interested in seeing those notebook and being able to search for them. Unfortunately, it ...
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When are EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] different?

I am looking for a concrete code example where EvaluationNotebook[] and ButtonNotebook[] will return different results. The ...
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Unexpected behavior of PasteButton

Assume the following very complex palette: CreatePalette[ PasteButton[FontColor -> RGBColor[1, 0, 0]] ]; Its purpose is to insert a ...
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Palette with editable InputField

I need a Palette with editable InputField. When I try the code CreatePalette[Pane[InputField["Enter a string"]]] it makes the pallete but all input goes into an ...
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What is modifying an init.m that changes menu Palettes order?

When I installed the mathStatica application, it seems to have made some kind of change deep in my Mathematica 8.0.4 system files. That change causes the mathStatica palette to appear out of ...
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How to sort cells in a notebook based on cell tags?

Suppose I have a notebook with cells tagged with both numbers and words with numbers always list first, and some cells without cell tags e.g.: ...
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How change order of items added to the Palettes menu?

After installing an add-on package (Spin) in $UserBaseDirectory/Applications, there is now a new palette for that package listed on the ...
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Toolbars in Mathematica

Mathematica seriously lacks some useful toolbars. I wonder why keeping a totally barebone gui is part of WRI's policy? Would such a feature be so platform-specific that it does not worth design it? I ...
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WYSIWYG table creating and editing

In Microsoft Office OneNote 2010, creating and editing tables is easy. There are simple toolbar controls for creating tables: , and editing them once they exist: . My question is, what's an easy ...
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Some windows go off display

(I'm navigated from stackoverflow.com where I asked almost the same question) When I want to use additional windows, let's say for example "Basic Math Input", I feel reluctant to find visually where ...
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Programmatically copy code so that all output is commented out

UPDATE: The final palette has a new home here! Please test and provide feedback (usability, suggestions, bugs) A note to the readers and voters: This is intended for community use, so please test the ...
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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 ...