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 to open and explore the codes of the system Palettes files

The built in Palettes of Mathematica are simply .nb files which can be found in the following place: ...
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Where can I find the Distributions Palette?

I was watching the "Statistics: Modeling with Statistical Distribution" Training Course and in one of the slides, the following image showed up. Does anybody know if this palette is available and ...
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Palette Sizing Options [duplicate]

I am writing a palette to work with units on Mathematica 9, using just PasteButtons, and have a Button map that works as I want it to, but the formatting of the palette itself is giving me issues. I ...
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Strange caching of Palette's TaggingRules

Please follow those steps to get the idea about the problem: Let's create a palette: ...
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Construction of palettes [duplicate]

Is there a good documentation to help to construct my own palettes. The problem is to use a palette as an assistant to remember some long command line with many place holder and not to be obliged to ...
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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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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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How to use PageBreakPalette?

I would like to use PageBreakPallete from http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/TechNotes/4094/ I did ...
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Pasting external PDF vector graphics without losing ability to export them

Update: Problem persists in version 10.2 on Mac OS X 10.9.5 As in previous versions, Mathematica 9 on Mac OS X (10.7.5 here) still has a problem with pasted PDF ...
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Improving Pop-Up Workspace in Mathematica

Despite the recent improvements to Mathematica's statistical/data analysis tools it still doesn't have a built-in workspace interface for organizing and interacting with user defined variables/...
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Writing Assistant is always on top

Title explains it. Even when I am asking this question on google chrome, Writing assistant is still on the screen.
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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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Why does CreatePalette break my code?

I wrote some code to monitor the tasks that I'm doing - looks like this: Now it works just fine, but as soon as I wrap it up in palette it dies: Nothing updates.... I know there must be an easy ...
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Paste & set color with a single button (for palettes)

I need to use some colors frequently so I decided to make a palette for this. This is an example palette button that inserts a color: ...
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How to enter options when using an input palette

Integrate[1/(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)^(5/2), {x, 0, b}, {y, 0, l}, GenerateConditions -> False] We can type in the above expression easily. But if someone new to ...
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Menu commands on Palettes and other windows without menu bars?

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.1.0 or later 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 ...
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Behavior of custom file chooser code changes when placed inside DynamicModule

My primary objective is to build a file chooser that aides a user in selecting files into one of two categories. Files can be individually selected, or based on the clicking of a specific checkbox, ...
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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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Palette with editable InputField

I need a Palette with editable InputField. When I try the code ...
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Palette button with progress bar

Let's say you have a palette with a button that has to do some time-consuming task when clicked: ...
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How can I uninstall palettes?

I am a first-time user pf Mathematica (V10). I know it's easy to install palettes, but uninstalling them drives me crazy. I want to delete one. Who can help me to do that?
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How can I force an installed, user-created palette to automatically evaluate?

I have created a palette in Mathematica v10.0.2, and used the Menu-->Palettes-->Install Palette functionality to successfully install it. When I choose my palette (from the dropdown menu), rather ...
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CreatePalette producing two palettes

f := CreatePalette[PasteButton[α]]; f Evaluating f will generate two palettes and this is not expected. Before version 10, I ...
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How can programmatically close the palette automatically opened by the Notation package [duplicate]

I use << Notation in my init.m to load some custom notations, but now every time I start the kernel the palette always shows up, is any way to stop that? I ...
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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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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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fields entry in ref/StreamPlot

In the ref/StreamPlot help file in Mathematica 10.0.2, we see the following image: Can someone explain how I would type this into an input cell?
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...