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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I deploy DLL files created by a Fortran function and call them from Mathematica

This is my Fortran function, established by Intel visual Fortran 11.1 ...
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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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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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Version 9 Blue Screen or Self-Test Error on Windows 7 64-bit

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 Errors evaluating ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using NotebookDirectory in batch-mode

I am running Mathematica via the terminal (Linux) and my .m-script contains the command: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...