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Questions related to the Mathematica front-end (graphical user interface).

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Combining ListLinePlot graphics with Show

I'm new to Mathematica working on a project for school. I'm trying to show the deflection of a cord over time by breaking it up into 14 points and plotting the x,y coordinates of each point over time. ...
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Do an Application's multiple palettes automatically get grouped together?

Among dozens of Applications folders in my $UserBaseDirectory, many have associated palettes in their own FrontEnd/Palettes subfolders. A couple have multiple ...
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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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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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Using Overdot in function Module?

Fundamental problem is: Is there any way I can use OverDot[var] as symbol in a function? I have tried to use Symbolize[OverDot[x,1]] for example, to no avail. If I ...
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Complete list of documented symbols that require a front-end?

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of symbols that work: On the cmd line kernel (without a Front-End) Only in a notebook (with a Front-End) In the Wolfram cloud (in the paid version and the free lab ...
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How to select Input|Output Cell Groups in the Notebook?

I am trying to convert a Cell expression to an image. I created a new notebook and copied the cells that need to be rendered. ...
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Automatic space after comma in Code cell style

"Input" cell style automatically inserts a space after each comma, with natural exceptions such as when quotation marks are open. ...
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Define a new Front End Syntax for Function Argument Checking & Debugging

In this question I asked a basic question about how to check argument types such that there was useful output from the front end when calling functions. Based on elements of the nice answer by @j-m-is-...
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Keyboard shortcuts to invoke and navigate help attached cell?

How to create a keyboard shortcut to invoke and navigate the small help attached cell with that contains the syntax templates and the link to the documentation? Currently this help cell only shows up ...
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Mixed fraction input

How do I make mathematica treat $5\frac{1}{2}$ as a mixed fraction rather than 5 times one-half? I'm using typesetting keyboard shortcuts (if that's important) Currently I'm using $(5 + \frac{1}{2})$...
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SetSelectedNotebook does not work [on hold]

I have a small program like this: nb1 = SelectedNotebook[]; nb = NotebookOpen["data 2015 - 2018.nb"]; SetSelectedNotebook[nb1]; After the 2nd command the front-...
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InputField of size that fits the content

I'd like to have an InputField that adjusts its size to the content. I can't make ImageSize->{All, All} or anything similar ...
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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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Can't open setting of Parallel Kernel Configuration on Mac and Windows after configuring remote kernels

In Mathematica 11.3 on Mac and Windows. Once I've set up the connection with gridMathemtaica's remote kernels. Then I close those machines/kernels and restart my Mathematica. When I click the ...
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What can I do when GenerateDocument fails to work from within in a complex interface?

I have found that when GenerateDocument is called from a button within a complex interface that the function does not work, i.e. nothing happens, and the front end "...
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MouseOver and Speak

I am having an issue where Mouseover doesn't work with Speak and instead returns Null. All ...
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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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Mathematica keeps turning text cells into inputs

I am using version 11.3 of Mathematica and when I make my notebook files I make sure to convert specific cells into text and deselect "evaluatable", yet when I save and reopen the file, the text cell ...
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Document Center Search is not working in Mathematica 11.3?

If I type "Table" (without the quotes, of course) or any other search term into the Documentation Center search, I get: ...
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Monitor the values of two variables at the same time

Monitor and Dynamic give the possibility to check the value of one variable in a program, but is it possible to monitor the ...
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Mathematica 11.3 on Ubuntu & XFCE crashes

I have recently upgraded from version 10 to 11.3 on my group's server (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS). Up until now, we have all used VNC(Xfce) connections to use the various programs on the server. With the new ...
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Is it possible to set multiple languages for spell check in a mixed-language notebook?

I am working in a notebook that uses a mix of two languages, is it possible to allow for both dictionaries to by used simultaneously? I have tried: ...
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How to use the progress indicator in “open from cloud”?

I like the circular loading indicator seen in the "save to the cloud" dialog: Is there any way to call it programmatically?
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Manipulate within Manipulate

Since the original post of mine, which is below, is too long, too complicated and time-consuming for others, I tried to mimic the same structure with a very simple ...
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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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How can I open the Documentation Center window with FrontEndTokenExecute?

FrontEndTokenExecute["Save"] saves the current notebook, but FrontEndTokenExecute["Wolfram Documentation"] does not open the ...
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Input editor does not like my Thread over Circle expression

I am using Mathematica 11.3.0.0, 64 bit. Here is my code: Graphics[Thread[Circle[{{-1, 0}, {0, 0}, {1, 0}}, {0.5, 1.0, 0.5}]]] Here is code as it looks in a ...
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Conditional rendering of items

Let's say I have a column to display and each of its items can be hidden separately. Question: Is there a way to make it work without re-rendering whole column whenever a particular item is hidden? ...
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MousePosition in AttachedCell?

I can't figure out why the following stops working when "WindowAbsolute" is replaced with "Graphics"? ...
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How to make custom attached menubars? [duplicate]

I would like to understand how to build an attached menubar. For example, Image has the following bar - an attached cell that arises when clicked on: ...
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How to render an emoji? [duplicate]

Is there any way to get Mathematica to render emoji's from unicode strings? For instance, ":1F600" should be 😀but it renders as an "oulinded question mark": Also, ...
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Solution for multiple cursors to perform multiple simultaneous edits

Is there any good solution available for performing multiple edits simultaneously in a Mathematica notebook? As a workaround, I occasionally paste Mathematica code into a Visual Studio Code editor, ...
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Run a command each time a file is saved [duplicate]

Is there any way to get Mathematica to run a function each time I save a file? So either by ctrl-s or by the 'save' command in the file menu. Then I could, for example, ask it to make a copy of the ...
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Prevent Grid from overriding GridBoxItemSize from Stylesheet

I have problems getting the Stylesheet settings for GridBoxOptions/GridBoxItemSize to be applied to ...
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How to automatically add indentation to selected block of code [duplicate]

While editing a package file .wl, I just realized I need to wrap a block of code in Module and other stuff. After doing that, I ...
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Anomalous Notebook Formatting Upon File Closing and Reopening

I've encountered some Front End behavior that I find mystifying. I have created an ordinary Mathematica notebook that consists of a series of cells formatted as Code that each hold an expression that ...
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Get all built-in image files for styling buttons and panels

Mathematica makes use of nine-patch images in styling its resizable interfaces like Panel and Button. Nicer than remaking new ...
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PopupMenu with checkboxes

I am trying to create a popup menu where I can check some boxes to create some plots after the calculation. It is like multiple selections popupmenu. My Frankenstein version, of course, isn't working....
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Dynamic is either fast or correct evaluating slow function on synchronous link

I am working with audio on a data preparation algorithm that detects specific points in an audio file, and making a tool for myself to help me go through a couple hundred files quickly enough to find ...
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How to create a workbook type notebook?

I have some long workflows where the current method of sectioning and expand/collapse is becoming tedious. I would like to create a workbook type notebook; a notebook that owns fully functioning ...
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How to open Details and Options in Help Browser by default? [duplicate]

One of minor inconveniences for me is when I invoke the Help browser for a context symbol (or via search, does not matter), the Details and Options section cell is closed, and I must click to open it. ...
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How to “save as” a notebook programmatically, given a path string? [duplicate]

How to "save as" a notebook programmatically (from within the notebook), given a path string? here is a path string (it specifies the new name and location of the new notebook) ...
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Mathematica not showing normally on high resolution computers [duplicate]

So I have a Windows 10 laptop with 1920*1080 resolution. On this computer it automatically sets the programs running on it to show at 150% size. But however Mathematica does not supports this well, ...
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Close/Open current section

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to open or close the section my cursor is currently in, or in case I am selecting a cell or multiple cells (let's assume not headers (alt 1-6) them self for ...
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Just typing Import[] tries to list folders in a directory, and it is slow over sshfs

It appears that Mathematica tries to list the folder that you're typing into an Import[] statement. Since I'm working with folders mounted over sshfs and they ...
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How to keep a DisplayFormula cell connected to its Input cell? [duplicate]

I am writing up some notes and enter formulas (integrals, products, PDFs, ...) in Input cells to get the formatted result in the Output cell. When I restyle the output cell as a DisplayFormula the ...
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What makes a function ticklish?

The Advanced Dynamic Functionality tutorial informally describes a ticklish function as follows: Every time you evaluate RandomReal[], you get a different answer,...