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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens?

What is the complete list of valid Front End Tokens? Preferably, by version number. Keywords: FrontEndToken, ...
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Is using undocumented functionality a Bad Idea™?

Mathematica has a lot of very useful undocumented features. For example a hash table, a built-in list of compilable functions, additional options to CurrentValue, ...
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What is the complete list of valid FrontEnd Packet types?

In response to my question How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression? John Fultz answered with a method using the hilariously named ...
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Why doesn't PlotMarker option None return no PlotMarkers?

After reading the PlotMarkers documentation it seems to be all or nothing. For example if you wanted markers on some of you lines the code below seems possible/...
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Is there a way to access the (lexically) current colour inside Graphics?

Note that this is not a duplicate of the question over there. That one asks for a given point, while I'm asking about the lexical structure (which, of course, is not directly related to any point in ...
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Scaling edge thicknesses

UPDATE There may be some confusion as to the specification of the problem. kguler's answer doesn't really answer the question. I'll try to elaborate a bit at the bottom of the post. One problem with ...
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Is there a way to make the "Details" section of the Documentation expanded by default?

By default, the Mathematica documentation opens with the "Details" section collapsed. This is never what I'm looking for — in fact, I've lost count of the times I've sought help on a feature and not ...
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How to get a list of available appearance/styles/Methods?

This is a basic question but I haven't found any answer yet :/ Available appearances for Button[] are mentioned in Help, those ...
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Hovering mouse cursor over a plot to display a "corresponding" point in another plot

I'm trying to reproduce a variant of this view, where hovering the mouse over a point highlights its "corresponding" point on all plots: In my case, the additional complexion is that the x-axes are ...
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How to cap ImageSize at the notebook width?

Graphics[{Circle[]}, ImageSize -> Automatic] creates a figure which is 360 pixels wide (same as Medium), if it fits in the ...
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The value of an option inside a native function

I'm looking for something similar to AbsoluteOptions but that can be evaluated inside the function. That is, I want to read the absolute settings of options ...
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How to retrieve current FaceForm?

The current colour in a Graphics object can be retrieved using CurrentValue["Color"] for use in Dynamic stuff. Example: ...
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Confusing font information from CurrentValue

I'm trying to programmatically get the width of a character in Mathematica's default fixed-width font, Courier. I believe CurrentValue holds the answer but I'm ...
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how to get unicode for tally mark in mathematica

People are saying u1D378 is the unicode for https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Tally_marks-Five-bar_Gate.svg How do i create such a tally mark character in mathematica front end. If ...
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