One of the four possible AppearanceElements for Manipulate is "ManipulateMenu" which provides a number of features such as bookmarks, pasting snapshots, autorun, etc.

I'd like to have some of the elements of the Manipulate menu, but not all of them. In particular, I'd like to remove Autorun, as it is not useful or interesting in my application. In fact it is positively undesirable. Is it possible to edit the menu, in particular to remove unwanted items? The documentation suggests not.

Alternatively, is it possible to disable Autorun? I've tried AutorunSequencing -> {} and AutorunSequencing -> None but they appear to do nothing (and are not documented).

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    $\begingroup$ AppearanceElements -> {"HideControlsButton", "SnapshotButton", "ResetButton", "UpdateButton", "HideControlsButton"}? take a look at 46792 too. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba well that's an idea (but not having "HideControlButton" twice :-) but it does look horrible on my system (the little buttons, I mean) and doesn't give access to the Bookmarks facility of "ManipulateMenu". And thanks for reminding me to update the information on mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/46792/4811 ! $\endgroup$
    – fairflow
    Jun 11, 2014 at 11:20

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You can effectively disable Autorun by adding the option

AutorunSequencing -> {Automatic, 0}

to your Manipulate. The auto-run control will still pop up, but it won't do anything.


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