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Extracting drawing tools hand entered annotations

Once one adds annotations to a Graphics[] with drawing tools, is it possible to extract the annotations only so they can be stenciled over a different Graphics[]? Dan
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Delete exit comment on the left, and increase menu letter size,Any way to solve the problem?

I have 2 problems, I need to delete the output comments of a special calculation and also see if there is a way to please the letters of the MMA menu, I have searched and read but it has not been ...
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How to turn off the large output suppression

I am currently calculating some large matrix operations. The calculation results in some huge size matrices, and the output is sometimes suppressed as this However, I really don't want it to be shown ...
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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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Equations in text cell in wrong format

In order to type an equation in a text cell one presses Ctrl+9 and then you get a highlighted region into which you type an equation. Here is an example The problem here is that the equation is in ...
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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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How to preserve the Checkbox value after closing the notebook

I am trying to create a to-do list style for the stylesheet. The goal is to have a CellDingbat that is a check box. And after pressing enter, a new cell with a ...
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Get symbol at mouse position

How can I get the symbol which is under the mouse pointer at any time? I know that I can get the mouse position with MousePosition[] and dynamically with ...
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How to create an item list with a checkbox bullet head

Is there a way to replace the red dot bullet head in the Item style cell with a Checkbox[]? And when I press the "Enter&...
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Disable spell checking for unknown language

Let's say I am typing in a language Mathematica does not recognize for any reason. How do I make the software to understand that it should not try to spellcheck this notebook? It is annoying to see ...
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Opposite of “Extend Selection?”

I am trying to become more proficient with Mathematica shortcuts. To avoid using the mouse when folding a section, I am using Extend Selection CTRL+.. I press that ...
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How to add a keyboard shortcut to open a Palette

I would like to add a hotkey or keyboard shortcut to open a Mathematica Palettte, like e.g. the Basic Math Assistant. I found a ...
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Inserted counterbox link resets to zero when clicked

So let's say I have the following simple notebook: In the third cell, the "(1)" is a counterbox that was inserted with menu function Insert/Automatic Numbering.... The full expression for ...
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Turning off automatic hyperlinks

Recently (I only noticed in V12.2), website URLs, such as https://www.wolfram.com, became active in text cells in notebooks. The "hot" nature makes the links hard to edit, since any click ...
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Why is my init.m not loading at startup?

The contents of init.m are placed inside an Initialization Cell so that some symbols are created in the Global` context and to prepend alternate paths to ...
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Why does NotebookApply highlight an additional character?

Here is a button that surrounds the selection in square brackets ...
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Saving a notebook as PDF not working

I'm trying to save the notebook as PDF with working. I tried all methods in old threads but nothing works. Does anyone know how to make this work? (version 12.0.0.0, windows 64-bit) ...
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Why does the Frontend slow down in long sessions?

I'm running Mathematica 12.1.1 on my Windows 10 laptop (Dell Latitude E5550 with Intel iCore 5, 8 GB RAM). My MMA sessions tend to be very long, sometimes extending on over days and weeks, interrupted ...
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When calculating, the taskbar icon will not change in Mathematica 12.2

I remember starting in Mathematica11, when calculating the status of the taskbar can indicate the current status Today I upgraded to Mathematica 12.2, I noticed that the taskbar has only one state ...
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Is there a way to print simple roots as Root objects?

I like the typesetting of Root objects. For example: 3-Sqrt[2]+Sqrt[3]//RootReduce But can I get the same root object with its typesetting for simple roots like ...
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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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Sometimes, the window title bar is missing [Linux / gnome]

Sometimes, but not always, when I open a mathematica notebook, the window titlebar (the one on top of your application window, where you can close and maximise a window) is missing. In this situation, ...
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Mathematica Refuses to Output ContourIntegral and DoubleContourIntegral in Nice Mathematical Notation

I experience a strange behaviour of handling the Contour and Double Contour Integral symbols \[ContourIntegral] and \[DoubleContourIntegral] in Mathematica. Whatever I try theyy behave differently ...
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What is the black-background Mathematica code editor in the movie Arrival?

The heroine in the movie Arrival uses Mathematica to analyze the alien text. In a scene of the movie we can see the heroine is using an editor with black background, the code seems like Mathemaitca ...
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How to create a Palette to Edit TaggingRules for a Cell?

I am trying to find a way to append to the TaggingRules for a currently selected cell. This idea is similar to Cell->Cell Tags->Add/Remove Cell Tags, but with fields for a specific set of ...
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Getting rid of comments below input lines

I recently went from an older Mathematica version to 12.1 Everything is fine, but I am struggling with turning off the feature of "explanatory comments" below some input commands/functions ...
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LyX-like LaTeX in Mathematica Text Cells

Lately I've been learning more about the Wolfram Language, and I've become particularly enamored with the stated goals of the Mathematica notebook interface. I've used Mathematica exclusively as a &...
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Can a Style inherit CellMargins depending how it is grouped?

This is a cross-post from https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/2107710?p_p_auth=JoAd1Xpi and is similar to How to inherit indentation in cell groups? I'd like to have the Styles Item, Subitem, ...
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Mathematica shut down when loading codes

Yesterday my mathematica code can ran. However, now whenever I open it in Mathematica, Mathematica shut down immediately...I tried other files, and they can be opened in Mathematica. Is it possible ...
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Boxes with autocompletion

Entities have this nice autocompletion of properties: How do I define autocompletion for my own boxes that behave the same way?
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Is there a way to disable the “Formatting Notebook Contents” panel?

Mathematica loves telling the user that it is "Formatting Notebook Contents" during DataModeler model searches. The problem is that, even though Mathematica is in the background, that panel ...
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How to make boxes independent from those cell-formatting options?

In a cell whose LanguageCategory option is "Input", boxes will be syntax-highlighted. Is there any way to diasble such ...
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Is there any way to change the box-formatting behavior thoroughly?

Background The box-formmating behavior is affected by the downvalues of the symbol MakeBoxes. But the formatting behavior is not exactly ...
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Joy of Mathematica

Someone has given me an old (1998) book - The Joy of Mathematica. Alas the accompanying CD is missing from the back sleeve. Does anyone know if there is anywhere I can download/buy the missing ...
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Simple Manipulate produces front-end freeze

I am using Mathematia 12.1 on Windows. I experience a front-end freeze when I evaluate a certain Manipulate expression. I have reduced the code down to a rather ...
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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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control Dynamic speed

Some animations are more suitable to use Dynamic instead of Animate, the following code is minimized. The refresh rate is a ...
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Convert Derivative[1][f] to f'

I believe this is a little problem that everybody asking or answering ODE related question in this site suffers. We know derivative of a variable, say, f, can be ...
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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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Change default monitor for Mathematica?

Even though I do all of my work on my center monitor, and open Mathematica on my center monitor, and keep my Mathematica window in the center monitor, it keeps opening new windows on my right monitor. ...
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How to emulate statistical command choice tab of this widget?-how to do what i ask?

I designed this little program, but I want you to be able to choose what I want to look for by choosing it as you do with the widget tab, please help me. widget Widget of internet my program ...
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Deleting a notebook cell using only the keyboard

I am working on a laptop (thus I don't have the numeric pad). To erase a cell in Mathematica I always have to look on the right of the notebook window to find the bracket associated to the line, and ...
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Evaluate section by button click

I have a section in my notebook devoted to unit testing, since I'm not comfortable to use the built-in system. I'd like to evaluate the entire section by button click. But I get lost in the notebook ...
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Change the linespacing of input cell of Mathematica globally

Is there a way to change linespacing of input Cell of Mathematica globally? I think the default linespacing is a litte small and want to change it. I have tried to do it by set options of input Cell ...
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Syntax highlighting for Symbolized variables in Solve

This is a duplicate of Syntax colouring when using Symbolize, but that post is almost eight years old and hasn't been active in almost four years. Is it possible to get normal syntax highlighting for ...
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How do I turn off StandardForm formatting for Piecewise, KroneckerDelta and ConditionalExpression?

I find the StandardForm formatting for Piecewise, KroneckerDelta, and ...
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Change caret thickness

Is it possible to change the caret thickness in the front-end? I am finding it hard to find visually. The system thickness has no effect on it. Env: Windows 10 1909 Mathematica 12.0
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Selecting text inside quotation marks by clicking

We can select parts of code or text by repeated clicks like so: 1 2 3 4 5 But it seems like Mathematica skips one level. Between image 2 and 3 there should be an intermediate level of selected code ...
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Autocomplete on wrong screen?

I have a multiple monitor setup that Mathematica seems to be having trouble working with, displaying autocompletes on the wrong screen, opening notebooks off-screen, and so forth. Doing a little bit ...

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