Questions tagged [customization]

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

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How to customize the startup page for Mathematica

I am wondering if there is a way to customize the startup page for Mathematica: . I am aware that if this is possible it will involve modifying the program files for Mathematica in the back end. Where ...
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Why is Style ignored in my custom Echo error function?

To highlight the type of error that occurred the function echoError (via err) should display type of error in color: ...
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Keep Mathematica 12.3 from auto-formatting double square brackets?

I just updated to Mathematica 12.3.1. Whenever I use the double square brackets used to specify Part, Mathematica now auto-formats them. While the readability is nice, when I go to edit the code, I ...
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Stop Mathematica from blinking / flashing after calculation finished

I am running Mathematica 12.1 on Manjaro and Ubuntu. I have a frequently recurring bug that causes a notebook to start blinking in the taskbar after finishing an evaluation, regardless of my workspace,...
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How to configure the Welcome Window?

How to reduce and set a smaller size in the font/text in the Welcome Window? I´d like to obtain in Mathematica 12.3 a Welcome Window as the on I have in Mathematica 11.3
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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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Modifying default magnification of Documentation

Well, finally, after decades of Mathematica rendering notebooks incorrectly in Windows, and after many years of Mathematica not supporting high-resolution displays in Windows, finally version 12.1 ...
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How to express number in exponential decimal such as 1e2=100?

I am using MATLAB for a long time, and usually I express the number as exponential decimal such as x = 1e2; % x=100 However, if I write this form in mathematica, ...
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How to access box-and-whisker specifications from custom ChartElementFunction?

I am creating a custom ChartElementFunction for BoxWhiskerChart. I would like to access the box-and-whisker specifications from ...
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Change the default output form in mathematica 12

Is there a simple way I can change the default output form in Mathematica 12? In Mathematica 11, this option was simply in the "preference", but I can't find it anywhere in Mathematica 12.
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Changing Slider Style [duplicate]

Is there any option to customize the Slider tracker to an image or a Graphics object? What about simply changing its colour? For ...
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Is it possible to customize the Suggestions Bar?

I'd like to be able to customize the Suggestions Bar in v9.0 to provide recommendations of my own. Possible example: when doing unit calculations, I'd like it to suggest converting the answer to ...
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Clean startup with back up

Whenever there are bugs Wolfram Support suggests to do a clean restart by holding Ctrl + Shift during start-up (often they recommend that without even warning the user that this will delete all their ...
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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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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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Plot two functions in the same plot with different vertical axes, colors, and labels [duplicate]

I would like to plot two continuous functions in the same plot, but to each one should correspond a different vertical axis with different values, but having in common the same x axis. I would like ...
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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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Define a function with a custom warning message

Is it possible to define a function with a custom warning message ? For example, ...
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Windows IME Chinese blocking shortcut for ctrl + space

I currently use the Windows IME on Windows Vista to allow myself to type Chinese characters (not in Mathematica), and by default typing CtrlSpace switches between the English keyboard and the Chinese ...
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Matching [],{},() in Mac

In the Windows system, the keyboard shortcuts Matching [] Alt+] Matching {} Alt+} Matching () Alt+) works fine. This functionality does not seem to work with MacOS. Opt+] gives ' Opt+} gives " ...
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How to modify default options of Dataset

I try to make a dark stylesheet based on the ReverseColor theme. However, dataset headers are barely readable. This question is related to others such as Question ...
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How to specify Options for a custom Import converter?

Mathematica includes RegisterImport to setup custom functions which read and translate file data for Import, effectively ...
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Add ribbon of most used commands-How it could be implemented?

A few days ago I saw a video, I can't remember where and what was special about it was that under the commands in the main panel there was a row with the most used commands. How can you implement this ...
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How to automatically evaluate a cell and then jump to a specified location

I built a new word bank of many words myself. I hope that every time I open this notebook nb file, this cell can run automatically, so that I can automatically ...
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Should I redefine 0^0 [duplicate]

I've found some times, while playing with combinatorics, that Mathematica can't calculate some functions because $0^0$ is not defined as $1$. (I know that some people think that $0^0$ should be left ...
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How to programmatically Evaluate Notebook (all cells in an open notebook) rather than from Evaluation menu? [duplicate]

I am working on a DockedCells toolbar for common tasks like Save, ClearAll, scrolling, etc., ...
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More control over plotstyle in TwoAxisListPlot

I don't understand how to modify the ColorData in the mapIndexed for the code from another post found here and is copied below for reference. What I want to do is control the color of each trace as ...
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How to change path of $UserBaseDirectory to a new location during startup?

I wish to customize where packages and notebooks are saved by creating a custom directory tree which emulates Mathematica defaults. I wish to do this so that paths can be found in $ContextPath for ...
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Horizontal Bar Chart splitting axis, and putting labels in the the center

I am trying to generate a horizontal bar chart which is centered at zero. Currently what I have is this: And the code that I am using is: ...
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Changing pane background color in Animate

In the code ...
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How to change Echo output font size including EchoLabel within an entire Notebook?

I am creating a notebook template. I have Input and Output font size set at 10 but the Echo font size is 12. How do I change Echo to font size of 10? I cannot find a setting for this in Option ...
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How to create custom NIntegrate with special option behavior?

I'm trying to create a custom version of NIntegrate, called MyNIntegrate, with custom option behavior. In particular, I'd like ...
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How to convert function to MenuSetup.tr form

I have a function that removes any surrounding [] {} or () from the current selection of the notebook given by NotebookObject[]. ...
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1 Plot, 2 Scale/Axis

I would like to plot those two datasets on top of each other. But they have very different range on the $y$ axis. How can I have two different axis? I found the following on the help menu but quite ...
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Unprotect the Integrate command

I entered the follow code in order to tell Mathematica an integral result, which it is unable to evaluate originally: ...
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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 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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How can I use Vim key bindings in Mathematica Wolfram Notebook?

How can I use Vim key bindings in Mathematica Wolfram Notebook? I'm sorry I have not found suitable tags from the existing ones.
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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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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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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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Sine Wave Graph Custom X Axis and Y Axis

I have the next code: ...
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InputAliases and SelectionPlaceholder issue in V10 [duplicate]

Bug introduced in V10.0.0 or earlier and persisting through V12.0 Let's create an example and do the test: ...

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