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Items known by CurrentValue

CurrentValue can be used to poll the state of numerous system values such as the mouse position. Its help page doesn't list all possible items, though. An item like ...
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Is there an analogue of the Variables command for general expressions?

The command Variables[poly] gives me a list of all variables that appear in the expression poly, which involved sums, ...
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Syntax highlighting conflict

I'm trying to syntax highlight this expression: x=$\sqrt{\pi }$//N and from various sources I've learned that x (the assigned symbol) belongs to context Global while the Pi and N belongs to System. So ...
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Where can I permanently modify $Path?

I've quite forgotten: what file does one modify in order to add directories to $Path globally? Specifically, I want to include ...
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Why do DateList, DateString, and AstronomicalData ignore $TimeZone?

My reading of the documentation for DateList and DateString lead me to believe that both functions use ...
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Accessing temporary value of a Nest evaluation

The function Nest[] must store the temporary values in the memory somewhere (those values that would form the entries of the list which is returned by the ...
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Is it safe to change the value of $TimeZone?

I'd like to configure some of my notebooks to assume all calculations using dates, times and locations (notably AstronomicalData , but others too) take place at the ...
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Setting $RecursionLimit crashes Mathematica 10

I have encountered what I shall presume is a bug: setting $RecursionLimit repeatably crashes the Mathematica 10 kernel: ...