Questions tagged [customization]

Customizing interaction, the front end, or other aspects of Mathematica manually or programmatically.

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Is there a way to customize how many of the same warning messages are printed?

I have an evaluation inside a Paralleltable which sometimes gives me warning messages. After a certain amount of warning messages it will say: ...
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Adding MathML export rules

Prior to v12.1 Row was not handled well by MathML export: Now it is ok: ExportString[Row[{1}], "MathML"] ...
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How to define the judgment function of extremum points

I encountered a problem in solving the math problem in China's 2019 postgraduate entrance examination. I need to judge whether $f(x)=\left\{\begin{array}{cc} x|x|, & x \leq 0 \\ x \ln x, & x&...
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Rotating the panel without rotating the controls

In rotating an animate panel is there a way to keep the control buttons where they so that they don't rotate? Or are there separate settings for the placement of control buttons? ...
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Changing pane background color in Animate

In the code ...
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Changing the color of the animate box

Is there a way to change the coloring of the boxes that are generated by Animate or Manipulate? The color of what is gray by default. ...
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Is there a way to construct more/deeper layer of subsection?

We know in a notebook there are Sections, Subsections and Subsubsections. I wonder is there a way to construct something like Subsubsubsection and Subsubsubsub...subsection? I ask this because when I ...
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Delayed evaluation of functions in InputAutoReplacements and InputAliases

The code CreateDocument[{},InputAutoReplacements->{"test"->DateString[]}]; generates a new notebook and "test" triggers an output ...
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Change default cell type of Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition to Input

Now that Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition, which is in essential Mathematica with a special front end: is free for 6 months, I'm playing with it. Default cell type of Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition is ...
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Suggestion for coloring the brackets

In debugging my own codes, I spend countless time, not to mention degrees of frustrations, in attempts to find the ill-balance of the brackets, both the square and the curly ones. Is there a way that ...
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Alternative icons for Mathematica v11 and v12

Is there a simple possibility to use gif/jpg images of polyhedron spikeys as icons for Mathematica versions 11 and 12 instead of the "2D" polygonal icon provided by Mathematica v11 and v12 ? The ...
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Change colours of Code

I want to change the colour of some important variables in my code. My code is quite long and sometimes I have to change these specific variables, but it is quite annoying to search them, beacause ...
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How to override a built-in Mathematica function using its old version?

How can we override a Mathematica built-in function using itself in the definition? For example, the DiracDelta function is not defined for complex numbers like: <...
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Customising mulitple ParametricPlot3D intersecting each other

Does anyone know of any good style options for graphing surfaces, so that they are both distinguishable very well and rendered high res. Also how do I get the intersection of the surface and xy plane ...
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How to increase the font size in Context-Sensitive Autocompletion?

Today I just upgrade my Mathematica to 12.1 under Ubuntu 19.04. Everything works fine but the font size is too small. As a result, I set the zoom level to 150%. Even though the font in the editor ...
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How to make a Locator3D/LocatorSphere?

On Making a LocatorSphere: Okay so I'm trying to realize a Locator3D-esque functionality for Mathematica. Something like a <...
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Sine Wave Graph Custom X Axis and Y Axis

I have the next code: ...
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Formatting output for use in forums etc [duplicate]

If we take the (simple) example x = 1; y = 2; z = 3; x + y + z we get the (complete screen) result when copying into a more basic interface, such as a web forum ...
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Quickly restoring default notebook display color and font

(Not a duplicate. I've checked How to "undo" SetOptions (restore defaults)? and others.) Suppose I change some display options, e.g.: ...
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How to restore broken Automatic cell grouping behavior?

By default output cells are grouped with the input cell from which they are generated (note the nested cell brackets on the right): Sometimes it is desirable to group manually input cell with ...
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Delete pre-existing output under EvaluationCell[] from CellProlog

We know that there is an efficient way to delete all output from the EvaluationNotebook[]: ...
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How to remove an installed Stylesheet?

Recently I learned to installed a stylesheet, so I tried it on a random notebook. While the installed stylesheet did show in the drop-down menu, I don't know how to remove it! Since I won't be using ...
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Disable blue spelling tooltip

I've noticed that at least on Mac, Mathematica automatically displays the blue spelling tooltip on misspelled words, but actually there's a much nicer, more reliable and faster tooltip when one uses ...
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Show timing of every output

I know I can follow Wolfram's guide and enable "ShowTiming" to show the timing of the previous command at the bottom of the window. Additionally, I can enable <...
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Un-assign MenuCommandKey

In my StyleSheet, I would like to assign to the environment Subchapter the Key Alt+2 (via MenuCommandKey. However, this is ...
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Turn PasteButton into keyboard shortcut

I'm looking for a general "recipe" to do with a keyboard shortcut what I currently do with a PasteButton. Here is a working toy example ...
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Augment Export function to support custom number formatting

It's a shame that the Export framework provides no support for custom formatting of real numbers. Is it possible to augment the framework so that a "NumberForm" ...
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Automated (lazy) method to make custom (key-input) shortcuts (not menu items) for letter-like symbols? [duplicate]

The Problem: I don't know about you, but every time I am trying to do analytical work in Mma, it is rather difficult/cumbersome for me to type the following, here specifically for ...
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Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary?

Is there a tool for editing the spelling dictionary? Now that Mathematica 12 does spellchecking on the fly, I've been using it. And of course, as I was wondering how I might delete a word ...
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How to reset a built-in symbol to its default definition?

I'm trying to add functionality to some of Mathematica's built-in functions in a package I'm building. I'm not trying to overwrite any functionality—just add it where it isn't already defined. I ...
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Changing Color of error messages

I would like to change (from the stylesheet) the colors of the error messages. For example, trying to evaluate Solve[wrongsyntax = 0, var] gives an obvious error ...
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Changing text color for Input fields

I try changing the color for the Input fields. By going to Format >> Text Color >> Orange the color stays to the default value of blue?? For any other ...
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Using fallback fonts

I'd like to specify a FontFamily that does a fallback if the specified font is not on my system. E.g. I'd like the base font to be ...
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Create library of custom functions [duplicate]

I have been trying to create a library of custom functions that I could just call at the start of every notebook. For instance, say I want the following functions to be part of the Library, or even ...
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Modify CellLabel of Print cell in stylesheet

I would like to modify the style of Print in a Mathematica notebook. Locally, I can do so by toggling on Show Cell Expression of ...
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How to make an option immutable

I am writing a package featuring several functions which depend on a large number of parameters. I'm trying to use Options so that I can define default values for ...
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Is there any keyboard shortcut to delete the output of a particular cell

Is there any keyboard shortcut key to delete the output of a particular cell in Mathematica. Suppose if I am in a particular cell, and the cell has some output and If use some keyboard shortcut like ...
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Exclude functions from auto-completion

Is there a way to exclude a function from auto-completion? Suppose that you are developing a package, and in the next version a function will be deprecated. It is better not to auto-complete it so ...
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Change magnification only for NEW notebooks? [duplicate]

I'm using Mathematica 11.3. In an earlier version, there was, I believe, an option allowing one to change the magnification for new notebooks (created, say, using the menu item File > New or the ...
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The default FormLayoutFunction

FormLayoutFunction allows you to specify a custom layout for form's items. But what if you want to only slight fix the default layout? It is not so clear what is ...
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How to set up the new Notebook frontend aligned to screen's TopLeft automatically?

How to config the preference so that when a new Notebook frontend be created or opened then the Notebook be moved and aligned to screen's TopLeft with the screen's Height automatically? On ...
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Add spaces to Mathematica comment delimiters?

Not exactly the world's most pressing problem, but one that has now exceeded my tolerance level. If I comment out a line of input such as f[x_]:=x+1; with Alt-/ (...
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Making an Association-like interface for HashTable

System`Utilities`HashTable is conceptually a lot like an Association but it has the pretty phenomenal (for Mathematica) property ...
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Custom Property interface on my own objects

I know I can use the Property interface for things like Graph but I want to use it for all of my objects. This includes: ...
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Efficient structure for XML manipulation

I'm interested in working with XML more conveniently and efficiently than I currently can. The standard XMLDocument/XMLElement ...
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Custom conversion rules in UnitConvert

I want to make UnitConvert operate on custom units with special rules. For instance, I would like to be able to convert between ...
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Custom Hotkey Toggle Initialization

In this old stack overflow answer (referring to this even older page) it is shown how to make custom hotkeys by modifying the file KeyEventTranslations.tr. Some ...
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How can I implement a listener variable in Mathematica?

I'd like to be able to listen to a variable and know when it's been changed and accept/reject the change as well as use it as an update listener for Dynamic how can ...
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Create a ProcessObject for a process not made with StartProcess

I am launching and linking to Mathematica from an external process and would like to be able to create a ProcessObject for the launching process that will support <...
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Programmatically create a keyboard shortcut to “Align Center” a Text Cell without losing cursor position

I'm attempting to create a keyboard shortcut to center the contents of a text cell exactly as clicking "Align Center" accomplishes in the Format Menu. As far as I can tell, there is no frontendtoken ...

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