I'm programmatically creating notebooks containing dynamic content. When a new notebook is being created, a window pops up:

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I then manually click on "Continue" and it will create the notebook. The same steps happen for each notebook being created. How to automatically deal with this?

  • $\begingroup$ Did you try to change DynamicUpdating and DynamicEvaluationTimeout in the option inspector? $\endgroup$
    – ybeltukov
    Sep 27, 2013 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ No; How to set DynamicEvaluationTimeout and DynamicUpdating as part of my program and resetting them to default right before the program is complete? I'd like to avoid using GUI. $\endgroup$
    – user13253
    Sep 27, 2013 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ Consider using queued/asynchronous evaluations for stuff that take too long and don't need priority $\endgroup$
    – Rojo
    Sep 29, 2013 at 3:11

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You can programatically change DynamicEvaluationTimeout like this:

SetOptions[$FrontEnd, "DynamicEvaluationTimeout" -> 30]

On my machine it was set to 6 by default.

Similary for DynamicUpdating where the options are True, False and Automatic

SetOptions[$FrontEnd, "DynamicUpdating" -> True]

I think that just changing DynamicEvaluationTimeout to something high enough should fix your problem.


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