Sometimes my Mathematica environment gets sufficiently fouled up that a full restart is the best way to move forward.

By "full restart" I mean the equivalent of running File > Quit followed by re-starting a new Mathematica process.

Can this entire cycle be done directly from the front end?

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    $\begingroup$ what about typing Quit[] ? $\endgroup$
    – chris
    Jun 7, 2015 at 17:27
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    $\begingroup$ …or Exit[]? $\phantom{}$ $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2015 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ Similar issues have been discussed before, for instance: (850) and (82803). $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Jun 7, 2015 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming the question is about restarting the frontend rather than the kernel, this works for me on WIndows: SystemOpen[FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "Mathematica"}]]; FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken["FrontEndQuitNonInteractive"]]. Other operating systems would need a different launch command. $\endgroup$
    – ilian
    Jun 7, 2015 at 18:50


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