How can I change the default output StandardForm to TraditionalForm in Mathematica 11.1?

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    $\begingroup$ This setting is moved to the Option Inspector see here. $\endgroup$
    – Ray Shadow
    Apr 22, 2017 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ Does SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], CommonDefaultFormatTypes -> {"Output" -> TraditionalForm}] work? $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Apr 22, 2017 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr it works, but default settings doesn't change.. $\endgroup$
    – vito
    Apr 22, 2017 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ @vito If you wish to change the defaults, replace EvaluationNotebook[] with $FrontEnd in the above comment by @kglr. $\endgroup$ Apr 22, 2017 at 16:38

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As noted in the Documentation, starting from version 11.1 the format type of new input and output cells can be changed in the Option Inspector.

To change the type of new cells:

  1. Start Option Inspector from the menu: Preferences > Advanced > Open Option Inspector.

  2. Select: Cell Options > New Cell Defaults > CommonDefaultFormatTypes.

  3. Change "Input" and/or "Output" to the form you want.


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