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Restoring previous “Save Selection As…” behavior

I've just upgraded to Mathematica version 11.3 (from 8.0). I noticed that when I "Save Selection As..." or "Save Graphic As...", the pre-filled name is "Untitled" plus the appropriate extension. It ...
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Open all notebooks in Working mode?

Is there a way to specify this as a global setting that oversides an individual notebook screen environment setting? Motivation: I have a folder of many slideshows and need to change this manually ...
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Is it possible to get current thickness for every Line, Polygon, Circle object in a plot?

When exporting Mathematica graphics to raster formats with high resolution the common problem is that thickness for such objects as Line, ...
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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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Why does setting SyntaxInformation add a definition to DefaultValues

Before setting any definitions to the symbol f, the DefaultValues of f is empty: ...
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Connecting notebook to remote kernel

I'm trying to connect my FrontEnd session to remote kernel. Manual connection works by creating LinkObject like so: ...
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How to update values in a Summary Box? [closed]

Update The code below works fine. Failed update of summary box was from a typo in the actual code. Admins can delete this question if needed. For a summary box that includes a calculated value ...
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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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Mathematical Notation

If we use Mathematica notation the following works: Div[Grad[u[x, y], {x, y}], {x, y}] also if we multiply the gradient with a scalar: ...
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What causes Autonumbering to stop working after “Evaluating” Notebook in 12.0

Bug introduced in 12.0 I'm using "Section" autonumbering in a notebook that contains text and calculations. Normally my "Section" style numbering looks like: ...
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Is there a way to substitute a Bracket for a Matrix Rather than a Parentheses When Using Traditional Form

I'm trying to use Mathematica to work my way through some Linear Algebra problems given by Gilbert Strang (Introduction to Linear Algebra). Consequently, I would like to use his notation as much as ...
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Why should the format of an integral affect the result

This has been reported to Wolfram and confirmed as a bug in Mathematica V12 This follows on from This question I get a different answer for the same integral input in different ways e.g. ...
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Which words are “protected” from the built-in spell checker?

Bug persisits through 12.0 [CASE:4331923] Some time ago Alan raised an interesting question about spell checking in Mathematica in a comment: <...> does Mma actually recognize Euclidian (vs ...
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Drawing line in notebook with Mathematica command

I have a for loop that makes plots iteratively, in between the plots, I would like to draw a line in the notebook. Is there a command that is the equivalent of doing this: https://reference.wolfram....
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Make Mathematica look like a terminal

I know similar things have been asked before but the responses there do not seem to work for me so I wanna give this another try. I like editing code in vim in a terminal. I set the screen transparent ...
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Readable formula output on command line

I was trying to solve some differential equations. Mathematica is a little expensive to me, so I went for the free Wolfram Engine for Developers. It is said that the engine offers the full power of ...
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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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Syntax-coloring specific to function heads

I've been playing around a lot with making a new style sheet with corresponding syntax colorings in the past few days, but I'm finding the default options pretty lacking. While you can use the ...
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Hiding an evaluated cell as the evaluation completes - Self-hiding

I use expressions to create "control panels" to set dynamic variables to control the evaluation of other expressions in a large notebook. For example: I would like the expressions that create these ...
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Expandable summary view for a large expression

I need a convenient interface to interactively explore very large expressions. I am aware of Short and Shallow, and appreciate ...
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How can I disable replacements for \[Rule], \[GreaterEqual], \[LessEqual], etc. in the front end?

When you type -> in the front end, it is automatically replaced with the \[Rule] character. Similarly, when you type ...
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Copy formula and paste it externally

I don't manage to copy a cell (or part of it) from a notebook and paste it somewhere else (example, in the internet search bar). I tried to change the style of the cell but the result didn't change. ...
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Input field with a value that persists between sessions

Ultimately, I would like to have input field that will remember in front-end its last session value, while its related variable should not be local and should be dynamic. Input field will be put in a ...
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Why do menu items and shortcut keys sometimes become bugged?

Without any identifiable cause, Mathematica will occasionally seem to remap keyboard shortcut keys and menu items. I typically notice this with Ctrl-S, which I use often to save. All of a sudden, it ...
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visible indication that a cell is not evaluatable

Occasionally I make cells not evaluatable. Is there any way to have some sort of visible indication (automatic) that reminds me if a cell is not evaluatable. One example of why I do this is that we ...
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Repeated string pattern: difference between the FrontEnd and WolframScript?

This code works fine in a string based interface like WolframScript or Mathematica Kernel. Run this through a string based interface ...
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Mathematica 12 Frontend for Mac: cell grouping messed up upon copy/paste

I am not sure whether this has been addressed somewhere already, I couldn't find any comment. I suffer from an annoying bug: when I copy and then paste a cell between grouped cells (forming eg a ...
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How to prevent data loss when Front End hangs?

I wanted to add some custom line-styling to a plot and evaluated something like this: ...
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How to delete all messages in the message window programmatically?

By evaluating some Mathematica commands, I wish to get the equivalent effect as selecting Delete All Messages on the message window.
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Does ListPlot Joined Dotted crash front end reproducibly for large number of points?

The problem The following code crashes Mathematica 12 for Windows 64 front-end reproducibly in my computer (Win7 Pro, i7-4770 3.4GHz 16Gb RAM). ...
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How to detect when the evaluation queue is empty?

Mathematica provides $Post, whose value, if set, is applied to every output expression. In particular, if one sets ...
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Mathematica notebook opening off the screen

I have an issue with opening Mathematica notebook. I'm using Student version of Mathematica 12.0 on Windows 10. When I initiate the Mathematica or create a new document from the start page, it opens ...
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Cannot install Mathematica 12 on macOS Mojave. Front-End completely unresponsive

I have been communicating back-and-forth with Wolfram support for a few weeks trying to figure out why I cannot use Mathematica 12 on the new MacBook Pro running the latest version of macOS Mojave. I ...
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Mathematica 11.3 and 12.0 front-end start-up fails

When I start the front-end of Mathematica 11.3 or 12.0 on Scientific Linux 6.10, I see the splash screen and after it says "Opening Welcome Screen" the splash screen vanishes and nothing happens. ...
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How to Open, Evaluate and Close the same Notebook 100 times in a row?

I have a Mathematica notebook which I Open and Evaluate by hand. It Exports some data and then Closes. I now wanna Open, Run and Close the exact same Notebook 100 or 1000 times in a row to get a lot ...
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How to make print messages show up immediately on console when inside a long loop?

I noticed something changed, I am not sure when this started, if it is with 12.0 or 11.3. I like to use Print inside either Do ...
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Missing Unicode support on Windows FrontEnd

Does Mathematica FrontEnd still not support all the Unicode characters in version 12? I am using version 12 on Windows 10 and can't get character ↳ (U+21b3). It fails to print using ...
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Adjusting cell hierarchy?

I'm very much a beginner in Mathematica, so first of all sorry to waste you time with my problem. To learn the cell-structuring of a project I'm working on using the different format types available. ...
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Missing ticks and numbers on a plot when using JLink + Mathematica 11.3

I am facing a pretty random problem using JLink (Java) connected to a Mathematica 11.3 kernel and front-end. Basically I want to get an image using the JLink Java method ...
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How to make version 12 print Root objects to screen normally as in earlier versions?

From clean kernel, when typing result = Reduce[2 d^2 == -((2*(1 + d) + ((4 d^3)/(1 - d)))*(d - 1)),d] Here what version 12 displays on the screen, compared to ...
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How to undo “do this for all notebooks” when offered to revert or keep updated styling of older styled notebooks?

Check out this old question: How to stop V10 asking to continue with updated styling each time I open a new notebook Cool, right? But what if you checked "do this for all notebooks", naively ...
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How to increase font size in front-end in Mathematica 12?

In Mathematica 11 it was very easy: Inspector options (Global Preferences) -> Global Options -> PrivateFrontEndOptions -> XDefaultApplicationFont. Then change for example for 14pt: "Bitstream Vera ...
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Dynamic InputField with syntax highlighting?

I'm trying to create a notebook where a user can enter a Mathematica expression, and its syntax is analyzed (number of tokens, compressed size, etc.). Trying this answer, ...
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TraditionalForm-like typesetting in Jupyter notebook

One of the nice thing about running Mathematica codes in the front-end, is that one can attach custom typesetting rules to the user-defined symbols. Then, setting the format type of new output cells ...
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How to save animation generated in Jupyter notebook?

I'm playing with the Free Wolfram Engine for Developers together with Wolfram Language kernel for Jupyter notebooks. To my surprise, Manipulate/...
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How to execute this code on startup?

Every time I open a new notebook I have to manually evaluate this code in that notebook. In order order to stop my cursor moving to a new cell. How would I automate this? I would love this ...
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Almost unreadable input assistant text using the official stylesheet “ReverseColor”

When I use Mathematica's ReverseColor the input assistant is shown in almost the same color as the block's background. (Grey tones). See picture below: Can this really be true? Or is it a bug on my ...
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How to add a front-end to the free Wolfram Engine?

https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2019/05/launching-today-free-wolfram-engine-for-developers/ http://www.wolfram.com/engine/ The Free Wolfram Engine for Developers is available for pre-production ...