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Windows 10 taskbar pushes MMA window

I finally gave in and upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. Everything is running smoothly so far. The only problem I have is that when the taskbar pops up, it pushes my focused Mathematica window up. ...
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Copy/Paste of a plot leaves whitespace

I'm trying to copy Mathematica figures into word, but when I do, I get tons of extra white-space for some reason. Either standard ctrl-c - ctrl-p or "copy graphic" does this. I understand that I ...
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Sort Excel File Natural Order

Preferable without reading and then rewriting an excel(vs the COMLink) file how might I sort an excel file by Natural Order based on a column? This question is similar although probably not as ...
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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 Ctrl+F, it also opens the "Find and ...
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Initializing FinancialData indices … never finishes

Bug introduced in 10.3.0 and fixed in 10.3.1 Retrieving data using FinancialData became more unreliable in the last couple of months, but simply retrying was ...
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Import displays Dicom Image differently in mathematica 9 and 10

Mathematica 9 (windows 10) displays image as: mathematica 10.2 (windows 10:) displays image as: Here is the source file: Import["https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/68983831/46405725"] How to ...
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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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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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RunProcess seemingly does not work on my Windows system [closed]

System: Windows 10 professional. Mathematica Version: 10.3.0 English. RunProcess doesn't work in my computer as described in tutorial. The right result the ...
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Run Command Not Executing Node

How do I make the following command work in Mathematia? Import["!\"C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe\" -p console.log('test')", "Text"] I don't get any output ...
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OpenCL stopped working‏ in Mathematica 10.2

I have noticed that OpenCL stopped working on Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64, latest Intel graphic drivers). Can anyone confirm this problem? I hope to attract the attention ...
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Run command didn't work [closed]

I am trying to use external ffmpeg.exe to convert list of image files into mp4 ...
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Running PowerShell commands in Mathematica

I'm trying to execute a PowerShell command using Mathematica. Someone has made it before? I tested my command direct in PowerShell, and it worked nice, but no idea on how can I make Mathematica to ...
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CUDAQ not working in Mathematica 10.2.0.0 on Windows 7 (using CUDA 7.5)

I have been trying to get CUDA to work in Mathematica for kernel development. I downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2013 Community and the latest NVIDIA developers toolkit 7.5 (in that order). ...
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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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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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Case Sensitive File Names Windows(POSIX)

Is there an undocumented way to work with case sensitive files in Windows(If not is this a bug - it doesn't appear to match OSX or Linux behavior)? First enable case sensitivity in Windows. Then ...
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Incorrect Timing of Total

For demonstrating how fast C-compiled functions can be, in one of my courses I use the following function for finding the sum of a list of reals: ...
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Path Names Longer Then 256 on Windows

Is there a way to work with pathnames that are longer then the typical 256 in Mathematica? For example run the following in Cygwin ...
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Mathematica 10.2 Notebooks Freezing

I've been having a problem with notebooks in Mathematica 10.2 freezing up on my Windows 8.1 laptop. It seems to happen when I am typing input. The notebook freezes (become unresponsive) for 30 secs ...
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Launch Front End from .NET MathKernel and return result to .NET

Is it possible to launch a front end and open a notebook from a .NETLink kernel and return a result from the notebook to .NET? In the code below "x" appears in the .NET textbox after 10 seconds but ...
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Running remote kernel - free frontend license?

I was wondering, is there any way to remotely connect to a Mathematica kernel with some free front end software? I have one (home-use) license, so I have Mathematica installed on my main computer. ...
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Option Inspector, cannot expand navigation pane

The navigation pane in the Option Inspector is too small and I can find no way to make it larger: Is there any way to enlarge it?
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Double Click Selection IntelliJ Idea

How do I support double click selection in IntelliJ Idea? I'm referring to halirutan's plugin.
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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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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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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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Undo (CTRL Z as well as under edit) bug after pressing control 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Version 9 Blue Screen or Self-Test Error on Windows 7 64-bit

Bug fixed in 9.0.0 Update There is now an official response from Wolfram Support on this issue. Having recently installed Mathematica version 9 64-bit on Windows 7, I keep running into Self-Test ...
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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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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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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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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 ...