All of the cells in my notebooks that have the option TextAlignment->Center are broken since updating to MM 13.1. It seems that the TextAlignment option does not update correctly as I change the window size. Is anyone else having this issue?

The only way I can get it to update correctly is to show the underlying code and then close it. The video below demonstrates the issue and the rather annoying workaround.

I am using the default stylesheet.

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Update --- Other users have confirmed this as a bug. Note that TextAlignment fails in the Wolfram Documentation as well. See the 1st example of the "scope" section of TextAlignment in the documentation:

Do[Print[Style[a, TextAlignment -> a]], {a, -1, 1, .5}]

Window resizing does not auto-update the positions. A temporary fix is to show and close the underlying code.

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    $\begingroup$ I can reproduce this with Input, Output, and DisplayFormula cells (and I'm also using 13.1). The other dozen or so cell formats I tested did auto-update on resize (didn't do exhaustive testing). $\endgroup$
    – lericr
    Dec 6, 2022 at 1:01
  • $\begingroup$ Crossposted here. $\endgroup$ Dec 6, 2022 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ The 1st example in the "scope" section of TextAlignment documentation is good to verify that this is indeed an issue: Do[Print[Style[a, TextAlignment -> a]], {a, -1, 1, .5}] . I think this should have the bug tag $\endgroup$ Dec 6, 2022 at 21:57
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    $\begingroup$ Has this been reported to Wolfram? $\endgroup$ Dec 7, 2022 at 22:18

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I contacted Wolfram. They confirmed it is a bug. They forwarded the information to their developers. Hopefully, it's fixed sooner than later.

In the meantime... I put a button on my toolbar that temporarily fixes the issue in the current notebook until you resize the window again.

   FrontEndToken[InputNotebook[], "ToggleDynamicUpdating"]], {2}]]

I'm placing this button in all of my notebook toolbars but also my exported notebook toolbars for my students since they use the WolframPlayer. The player has the same issue.


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