I want to dig into what this cell is doing:

i button cell

It's clearly an attached cell but I can't get at it. Here's what I've tried:

Cells (pretty obviously not gonna work, but worth the try

 cellsAll =
      Flatten@Map[FrontEndExecute@*FrontEnd`ObjectChildren, #]
     ] &,
   ParentNotebook[#] =!= $Failed &&

     FrontEndExecute@FrontEnd`AttachedCellParent[#] =!= $Failed &
   ] // Length,
 UpdateInterval -> 5,
 TrackedSymbols :> {}

Obviously I waited for a round of the i button to pop up. Still nothing.

So... is there any way to get at these? (if you didn't get it when it was created)


1 Answer 1


That drop down menu is not an AttachedCell.

  • $\begingroup$ Fascinating. What is it then? Is it accessible within Mathematica? $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 17:30
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    $\begingroup$ It is a custom control, built in native code. I am not aware of any top level entry point for it. $\endgroup$
    – ihojnicki
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ Good to know, thanks. $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ Still haven't been able to figure out how one gets an attached cell without having captured it at creation time. Any hints there? $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ I do not believe that is possible. Is there a particular problem you are trying to solve? $\endgroup$
    – ihojnicki
    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 18:24

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