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Unix 2 way communication while running M on Windows

Mathematica for Linux I've found to be to filled with bugs, so I'm looking to workaround the issue by running a Linux virtualmachine inside of a Windows host. It is possible to create a two way ...
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Color degrades when using Copy As Bitmap

I have discovered a problem that affects my use of Mathematica. When I use the menu command Edit > Copy As > Bitmap the colors in the copy are subtly degraded. To make this more apparent I copied ...
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Slider Size Problem

Consider this simple code Slider[0.5, ImageSize -> {Automatic, 50}] We get But if we add another option ...
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Manipulate After upgrading to windows 10 [closed]

After upgrading to windows 10, whenever I run any kind of Manipulate function in Mathematica 10.1, the program freezes. This can be as simple as Manipulate[x,{x,0,5}]. Does anyone else have this ...
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Get the creation time of a file

Windows is able to tell me when (date & time) a file in the file system was created or altered. Is it possible to get such information in Mathematica, e.g., get the creation time of a text file ...
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How can I put back the Messages window back to the main Notebook? [duplicate]

After I have clicked something, the errors started popping up in the separate Messages window. I want them to show up in the main window, with the output. How can I do it?
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Is ? and Information equivalent? Are they the same in Linux and Windows? [duplicate]

Both in V10.2: Windows Linux So is ? not the same as Information? But in the help files, it looks like ...
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Run mathematica scripts without initializing the kernel every time

There are two duplicate's of this question that seem to only work on linux/osx currently. So how can I viably run mathematica scripts without spawning a new session each time from command prompt? I ...
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Call Remote Kernel from NETLink

Is it possible to run a remote kernel from NETLink in some way as suggested by the second method below: DoRemoteMathCommand? ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10

Can users of Mathematica on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 upgrade their computers to Windows 10 – a process that began today? Does Mathematica work? Are all the settings, licenses, access to files and ...
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Undo (CTRL Z as well as under edit) bug after pressing contol shift [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.0.2 As some of you might know, if you press control + shift on windows, you change your keyboard layout. For example, : becomes ±. This happens sometimes in ...
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How to close the debugger window [duplicate]

So this thing just popped out of nowhere X.x ... I tried getting rid of it yesterday following suggestions in this post and I could've sworn it went away. But today I opened my laptop and the damn ...
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Does RunProcess work on Chinese Windows?

I am asking for feedback from people running Mathematica 10.0.x or 10.1.0 on Chinese versions of Windows. Does the following command work or does it give $Failed? ...
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Mathpsfrag: failed setup at MathPSfragConfigurationTest (UnPSfrag) line (Windows 8)

I'm trying to follow the documentation on how to get mathpsfrag set up on Windows 8 (64-bit). It failed at the line ...
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Why can't I abort main evaluation from ScheduledTasks (Service Link)?

FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken["EvaluatorAbort"]] is equivalent of the menu item: Evaluation >> Abort. It works with ...
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Build mathlink.pyd for Python on windows using Mathematica 10

Evidently, the mathlink Python extension has not been updated for some time. As shown below, it doesn't link to the correct libraries. Also, the API seems to have been updated while the mathlink ...
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Ctrl-V doesn't paste, it opens Find and Replace dialog instead

I just installed Mathematica 10 on Windows 7 today. Everything works fine, except the shortcut Ctrl-V doesn't paste, it opens the "Find and Replace" dialog. I tried ...
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Unable to start the front-end

I just updated to Mathematica 10.0.2, and was hoping that it would fix a problem that I had been having where I go to run Mathematica and nothing comes up. If I open task manager, I can see that ...
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CurrentImage returns almost fully black image

On Mathematica 9.0.1.0, Windows 7 SP1 Calling CurrentImage[] returns a black image, with a few non-black pixels near the top of the image, which may be some kind ...
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Remote Kernel configuration works in v9 but not in v10

I have both v9 and v10 currently installed on my computer (Windows 7). For reasons that are not entirely clear, if I create a new remote kernel in one version, it is accessible to the other; however, ...
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A bug fix to mathematica 10.0.1.0

There is a bug in the Wolfram Symbolic Transfer Protocol Development in C (Windows). I described it in the next answer by myself, from which I summarize: One cannot successfully compile the ...
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Mathlink compiling error MLPutReal32Array()

I have some c++ code I wrote in Windows that compiles and runs just fine. I was going to use it on a Linux machine but I am getting the error when I try to compile following the Makefile procedure ...
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Running Mathematica code from a command line

How can I schedule custom Mathematica code to run on my windows machine? I need to schedule some code to run on my computer (Windows, Mathematica 10.0). I'm trying to get something to run via a ...
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Changing MathKernel process priority on the startup

In the built-in Documentation there is an example how it is possible to change the priority of the MathKernel process using NetLink: ...
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Is there a way to let Mathematica use my Windows credentials to access a proxy server?

With version 10, I get this pop-up window: Is there a way to let Mathematica use my Windows login credentials, as for instance Firefox does?
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What's wrong with this RenameFile?

I want to rename a .txt file. For example create a file on your Desktop and name it use TEST.TXT, now I want to rename it to ...
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Keyboard icon under windows

The following command Style[ "\:2328", Large] should display a keyboard icon on some operating systems. Is that correct? And on which systems? However it ...
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Switch actions of Shift+Enter and Enter in notebook interface?

How can I switch the functionality of the Enter and Shift+Enter key combinations in Windows? I find Matlab's interface more intuitive sometimes. By default in Mathematica's front-end, the ...
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Blurred frontend text in Mathematica 10, Windows, High-DPI Display

So I have recently upgraded to a Windows ultrabook with a high resolution display. All my software seems to cope just fine with the high resolution, except for Mathematica 10. Mathematica seems to ...
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Window ▶ Show Handwriting Input

How might I force Mathematica to display the Handwriting Input menu? Currently I'm on W7 using a Wacom Tablet and unable to find the Handwriting Input option. It doesn't display under Windows>.
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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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How to customize the MathematicaClosingDialog.nb?

With Mathematica 10 came the closing dialog notebook, which probably most of you deactivated. (You can bring it back by dechecking "Always exit after closing last window" in ...
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Close Windows Explorer from within Mathematica?

Is it possible to close Windows Explorer from within Mathematica? I constantly find myself with multiple Windows Explorer windows open and it would be wonderful to be able to close them all at once ...
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Version 10 of Mathematica in Windows XP

I obtained the latest version 10 of Mathematica however, when I start the installation the process aborts and a pop up window explains that "The program requires Windows NT version 6.0 or later". As ...
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Error when attempting to save Notebook. Cause and solution?

I am experiencing an error attempting to save a modified Notebook in Mathematica 10 under Windows. The error I get is: ...
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Format-Size-Larger/Smaller shortcut disabled in M10? [fixed in v.10.1]

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.0.1 and 10.0.2. Fixed in 10.1 It seems that the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging/reducing the font size (ALT+= / ALT+-) don't work ...
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Transfer graphics from Mathematica to Word without loss of quality

I want some high-quality 2D graphics produced by Mathematica in my paper. My step-by-step operation as follows: First I make the plot, for example, ...
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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?

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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Mathematica 10 'Formatting Notebook Contents'

Mathematica 10 freezes while 'Formatting notebook contents'. This happens already during the startup of Mathematica and it takes a long time for Mathematica to recover. It can also happen when I am ...
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When exporting text, how can I set the line separator?

I want to export a string for a bash script. The terminal is naturally very picky when it comes down to the "\n\r" vs "\n", Windows vs. Linux, new line issue. How can I teach Mathematica to use "\n" ...
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running a notebook with a batch file

I am using Windows (7 if needed). I am trying to learn how to write a batch file that EXECUTES a notebook. This is the batch ...
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Performance tuning - Explicitly set Mathematica use Nvidia GPU for rendering

I feel hesitated to ask this question, but I cannot figure out a way to increase the performance. The problem is about running this featured example on a computer with both Intel HD GPU and Nvidia ...
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Web Browser Screen Shot

I have Safari, Opera, Chrome, Firefox and IE installed how might a get a browser screen shot of a set of HTML code from inside Mathematica(for any of those browsers)? (Image is optional) The ...
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Hide MathKernel Tab on Taskbar when using C++ [duplicate]

I am connecting to MathKernel.exe using C++ via MathLink on Windows. Hence, to create the link, this is what I use: ...
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Establish connection with RLink and Rtools

Has anyone gotten RLink to work with Rtools (or even tried)? If so a simple step-by-step would be much appreciated ! When attempting to access any Rtools functionality through RLink I get: The ...
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Mathematica scripting on Microsoft Windows

Is it possible to use Mathematica (or the Mathematica kernel) to interact with Microsoft Windows, much like any macro-based scripting language that controls the keyboard/mouse, opens/closes programs ...
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How do I switch between two notebooks in Mathematica 9 interface? [duplicate]

How do I switch between two notebook windows in the Mathematica 9 interface? I would like to use a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl+Tab or Alt+ Tab as with windows or tabs in programs like Firefox.
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Cannot use CTRL + F and UN/COMMENT

I would like to ask a question with Mathematica 9.0.1. I find that both FIND: CTRL + F UN/COMMENT: ALT + / become unavailable. Pressing the shortkey or selecting from the menu could not activate ...
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WindowMargins exact CurrentValue

Is there a way to force getting the numerical values of WindowMargins instead of Automatic for a window? For example let say I ...