Is there some way to have all sliders expanded by default in a Manipulator object, i.e. as if I had clicked all "+" signs?

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    $\begingroup$ Are you trying to do Manipulator[Dynamic[x], {0, 1}, Appearance -> { "Open", "Labeled"}] ? $\endgroup$ Oct 22, 2012 at 15:52

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As David Slater comments you can specify this with the Appearance option:

Manipulate[x, {{x, 0}, 0, 1, Appearance -> {"Open"}}]

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From the documentation on Manipulate:

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  • $\begingroup$ OK, this works. My Manipulator has lots of sliders: is there a method to open them all at once? $\endgroup$
    – nccc
    Oct 22, 2012 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ @nccc Not that I know of, but I'll look. $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Oct 22, 2012 at 17:52

To get the "Open" setting globally, by analogy with this answer:

SetOptions[Manipulator, Appearance -> "Open"]

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