As noted elsewhere, in Mathematica 10.x, many functions that return "opaque" objects display them as cute little icons:

In[1]:= NDSolveValue[{x''[t] == -Sin[x[t]], x[0] == 0, x'[0] == 1}, x, {t, 0, 10}]    

Out[1]= cute little icon

Neat as they are, I've found that they can often take a ferociously long time to render when you have a large expression involving (say) many terms with InterpolatingFunctions. I would like to be able to give up the aesthetic frills in return for not having enough time to wax my car every time I forget to stick a semicolon at the end of an NDSolve. Is there a way (perhaps a preference setting) of accomplishing this, preferably one that doesn't involve (say) having answers all come out in OutputForm or something?

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    $\begingroup$ I think there's answer on site...Not sure if I can find it. And I think there is a way to do it. Or I'm dreaming. :) $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Nov 19 '15 at 21:33
  • $\begingroup$ Related: mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/55015 $\endgroup$ – Michael E2 Nov 19 '15 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ Could you send a notebook that shows the ferociously long time to render to the support? That would help to track down what if anything needs to be fixed. $\endgroup$ – user21 Nov 21 '15 at 0:39
  • $\begingroup$ @user21 That's a great idea; I'll try to get to it today. $\endgroup$ – Pillsy Nov 25 '15 at 14:45

The old typesetting can be restored by

SetSystemOptions["TypesetOptions" -> "IconicElidedForms" -> False];

Mathematica graphics

Also mentioned previously: (1), (2), (3).

  • $\begingroup$ Is that the technical name? "IconicElidedForms"? $\endgroup$ – Dr. belisarius Nov 19 '15 at 21:34
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    $\begingroup$ @belisariushassettled I think so. Internally these are sometimes called "summary boxes" or even blobs. $\endgroup$ – ilian Nov 19 '15 at 21:38
  • $\begingroup$ Yup, this did the trick! $\endgroup$ – Pillsy Nov 25 '15 at 14:45

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