Bug introduced in 10.2 and fixed in 10.3

Consider this simple code:

Manipulate[n, {n, 1, 5}]

When we evaluate it, we'll get

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Now try to click on the little plus sign to expand the controls. Suddenly the slider will jump forward, in this case to value 4.

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I'm almost certain that this is bug. Is there something we can do to mitigate this unexpected this behavior? I'm using Mathematica 10.2 64bit on Windows 10.

  • $\begingroup$ Reminiscent of a fixed bug: (82932) $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ It's not exactly a fix, but a workaround would be to add Appearance -> "Open" to the definition of your Manipulate variable (i.e. {n, 1, 5, Appearance -> "Open"}), so that the control will start out in the open state. $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 3:05
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelE2 and again, I'd not say it was fixed :-/ mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/90028/5478. From the user side, there is still problem with opening Manipulators, they (I) probably don't care about details :) $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba Yes, hence the link. Maybe we can file all under one big bug, "My Mathematica doesn't work." :) $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ @MarcoB {n, 1, 5, Appearance -> "Open"} as well as {{n, 1}, 1, 5, Appearance -> "Open"} doesn't work as a workaround for my Mathematica 10.2 on Win10. Did you try it? $\endgroup$
    – Karsten7
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 16:30

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This bug has been fixed in Mathematica v10.3.



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