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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to run a Mathematica program using command line on windows?

I have to run some Mathematica programs on a remote computer running the Windows XP operating system. However, I do not know how to run the program using the command line on this system. What do I ...
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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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Does Mathematica v.8 (or will v.9) run on Windows 8 systems with ARM processors? (like the MS Surface Tablet)

Today I was reading that the Microsoft Surface RT is available for pre-order. (For the curious, click here.) I know the version of Widows 8 that runs on x86 processors should be compatible already ...
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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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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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RLink and R v3.0.1?

Running InstallR["RHomeLocation" -> "C:\\Program Files\\R\\R-3.0.1"] results in a popup box titled "Version Mismatch" saying Error: R.DLL version does ...
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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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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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Switch Shift+Enter and Enter

How can I switch the functionality of Enter and Shift+Enter in Windows? I find mat labs functionality more intuitive sometimes.
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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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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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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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Format-Size-Larger/Smaller shortcut disabled in M10?

It seems that the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging/reducing the font size (ALT+= / ALT+-) don't work anymore in M10 as it did in M9. If I select the text (or code) inside a cell they work. But if I ...
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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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Problem displaying eps exported histograms in Word 2010

I am having problems displaying histograms exported as .eps in Word 2010. I don't have problems though displaying them in a specialized .eps viewer. (Postsript viewer from Rampant logic) I am writing ...
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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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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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Single-Window-UI not possible? [duplicate]

I'm still very frustrated about the separation of the menubar (File, Edit, Insert, ...) and the open notebooks in different windows. I would prefer to have the menubar directly above each notebook in ...
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Clipboard with transparency

After reading this question I have determined that Rasterize[Graphics[Circle[]], "Image", Background -> None] allows you to do ...
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Compiling 64bit MathLink code under cygwin on Windows 7

I am aware that building MathLink executables is not without its challenges. However, I am trying to compile the MathLink example 'addtwo' from a makefile within cygwin on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine. ...
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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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Microsoft SQL DatabaseLink connection using Windows Authentication

For those who use Mathematica with databases in companies, a common way to securely connect to those is using Windows Authentication (detailed here). Mathematica doesn't seem to support this ...
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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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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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Setting non-standard ImageResolution for EMF export as default

Mathematica has a bug in that BarCharts and ListPlots with Filling will export as a ...
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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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How to transfer my Mathematica Student licence from Linux to windows [closed]

I would like to ask if it is possible to transfer my windows licence to linux. I have already filled out system transfer form, but in the list of downloadable software I can see only windows version. ...
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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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Opening a context menu (with the Menu key)

Is it by any chance possible to make the Menu key work as one would expect in Mathematica: opening a context menu? The Menu key does nothing in version 7 or 8 on Windows.
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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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Calling Mathematica from Visual Studio - example

I am trying to set up a connection between Visual Studio 10 and Mathematica 8.0 on a Windows system. I found several sources of information on the Wolfram website, but I get entirely lost. Most of the ...
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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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Calling external commands without showing command prompt on windows

I'm playing around with some code that's calling external command-line commands on a windows platform, and when doing this, the command prompt will pop up quickly and then disappear. This is not a ...