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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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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 ...
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How to make Mathematica graphs in Microsoft Word independent from Mathematica?

When I open a .docx file containing Mathematica graphs on a computer without Mathematica software installed, the graphs look corrupted. For example, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using NotebookDirectory in batch-mode

I am running Mathematica via the terminal (Linux) and my .m-script contains the command: ...
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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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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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Copy and pasted graphics are fuzzy

I have a function that creates a 2D line with filling to the axis. When I copy this graphic into MS Word it is very fuzzy, so much so that the numbers and text are almost unreadable, not to mention ...
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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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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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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 ...