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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Palette for processing experimental data? [closed]

I find that Mathematica has excellent tools for processing experimental data: importing complex data, manipulating it, fitting curve to the data and plotting with error bars. But the problem for me is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 ...