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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to connect Mathematica 9 to MS SQL 2012 using Windows 7 enterprise (64-bit)

I have used Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) with Mathematica 8.0 and MSSQL 2008 on Windows XP, but I can't get it to work on Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) with Mathematica 9.0.1.0 and MS ...
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Run kernel script in cygwin without window popping up

I'm calling mathematica scripts running kernels through a cygwin terminal, which are again executed from c++ code. When I do this a window pops up, prints warnings and errors if there are any, and ...
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How do I use Greek characters in the WindowTitle option of CreateWindow?

I am trying to write some exercises in Greek using CreateWindow. My problem is with using Greek characters in the option ...
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Run FileSystem Remotely and Front End/Kernel Locally

Is there a way to run both the front end(& kernel) locally while the having Mathematica's filesystem(inode's at minimum) reference another os's filesystem? For example currently I run ...
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Windows IME Chinese blocking shortcut for ctrl + space

I currently use the Windows IME on Windows Vista to allow myself to type Chinese characters (not in Mathematica), and by default typing CtrlSpace switches between the English keyboard and the Chinese ...
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calling a batch or executable application on Windows

How to run a batch file, send commands and collects output on windows Run["!C:\\runme.bat"] it outputs 1 and a window appears and then disappears. I also want ...
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Exporting graphics to PDF results in destroyed fonts on Windows 8

Executing plot = Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 100}, PlotLabel -> "Plot"]; SetDirectory[NotebookDirectory[]]; Export["plot.pdf", plot, "PDF"]; results in Is this a bug? ...
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Method Shrinkwrap Messes up editting Graphics

If you try resizing or moving the Inset in the following interface, the Graphics becomes incredibly jerky and borderline ...
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How to make the Menu key on my keyboard work in Mathematica

My Menu key works in Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, many apps, but does not work in Mathematica's notebook. The function is like that of Right-Click with the mouse. Function expected: Select ...
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How can I get a horizontally centered input window?

This example displays a input window at a position of 675 from the left. ...
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Using NotebookDirectory in batch-mode

I am running Mathematica via the terminal (Linux) and my .m-script contains the command: ...
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Opening cdf file from command line with arguments on windows

I want to write a cdf file to read in the commmand line arguments and then do something with them. Something like this: Mathematica.exe 'filename.cdf' arguments ...
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InputField AutoSize Speed Issue

How do I have an InputField adjust to fill the remaining size of the window automatically? For example: Using the ImageSize ...
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Behavior of copy and paste with different image formats

Ok, let's say I create a 1x1 pixel image. i = Image[{{0}}, "Byte"]; Now I Export["image.png", i] the image and import it into ...
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Cannot save file

Hello I have a problem in saving files in Mathematica. I can't save not only notebooks but also figures. When I choose to save the notebook it open a window that says: Mathematica could not find ...
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Download Mathematica 8 Trial

My school uses mathematica 8 on several of their computers. I would like to download a trail version for my home computer. I would like the same version. Is there a place I can download mathematica ...
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Poor anti-aliasing in Rotated text with ClearType on

There is a problem on my system that occurs when text is rotated 90 degrees as it is in frame labels. This only happens when ClearType is turned on, and only around 90 degrees of rotation. I am ...
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Setting default Mathematica version

Is there a way to set the default Mathematica version? I would like to run both versions 7 and 8 (on a Win7 PC), but when version 8 is installed it takes priority. Clicking on a notebook ...
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Why does my code work one way in Mathematica and another way in PlayerPro?

I wrote the following simple code and deployed it as a CDF. Button["Ok", (SystemDialogInput["FileSave", ".PDF"])] If I ...
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Microsoft SQL DatabaseLink connection using Windows Authentication from Mac

We know that Mathematic doesn't natively support Windows Authentication connect. But as we can see in this post, the problem can be easily solved when your Mathematica is in Windows version (I have ...
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Mathematica 9: installation of “Extras” fails

I installed Mathematica 9 on my Windows 7 system (installed the font patch afterwards so the BSOD are gone) but the "Extras" package installation fails claiming it can't de-install the Mathematica 8 ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcut for switching the active window?

The default keyboard shortcut (on Windows at least) for switching focus to the next window is Ctrl+F6, and for switching to the previous windows it's Shift+Ctrl+F6. How can I change this to Ctrl+Tab ...
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How to install and configure Intel C++ Compiler for Mathematica correctly?

I wish to try the trial version of the latest Intel C++ Compiler for Windows with Mathematica. I have downloaded the current version of Intel® C++ Composer XE 2011 for Windows and installed only the ...
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How do I get Mathematica to recognize a C compiler on a 64-bit Windows machine?

Mathematica does not recognize any C compiler on my computer. I run Mathematica 8.0.4.0 on Windows 7. I've tried to make sure various C compilers are installed on my computer, but I'm not sure how to ...
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Programmatically minimize mathematica?

I can minimize a notebook easy enough with Mathematica code, but how does one minimize all of the Mathematica front end? Just as if you clicked the minimize button on the menu bar? This is for ...
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How can I fix CDF Windowsize as constant

I want to make CDF WindowSize as constant so that the end user can not resize it either by dragging Window or by maximizing it. ...
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Can't run 2 CDF documents at a time on a Windows computer

I've rolled out a few CDF's to end users. See earlier posts: suppress message and which player platform. Now, an end user reports that they can't open more than one CDF document at a time. The ...
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Compatibility of Mathematica Notebooks written on Mac with Windows

I wrote a notebook on Mac OS 10.7.4 and run it on Windows XP at work. On my Mac I use a full version of Mathematia 8.0.1.0, whereas on the Windows-system only a trial version (Version 8.0.4.0.). ...
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Different determinants on 2 different computers

Is there any way to force Det to do itself in a certain way? I've been running the same notebook on 2 differents computer, one MacOSX Lion and one W7 (both 32bit) ...
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Suppress Mathematica Kernel taskbar tab when using .NETLink

Is there a possibility to suppress the Mathematica Kernel taskbar tab when accessing it through .NETLink on Windows?