Questions tagged [front-end]

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Front end goes wild with named slots

Bug introduced in 10 and persisting through 12.0.0 Assume the following simple expression {#"Test"}& Now go in front of the ...
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Changing FrontEnd automatic scrolling in version 8

In Mathematica versions < 8, the FrontEnd has a very intelligent behavior: On evaluation, it by default automatically scrolls down the Notebook window to the last printed Output cell but also ...
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Inconsistent handling of Dynamic option values; intended, omission, or bug?

In answering Dynamic ClipPlanes calculated from current ViewPoint Kuba and I got into a brief exchange regarding how Option values wrapped in Dynamic should be ...
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Status of all Evaluators?

Since I have 4 cores on my machine I typically have 4 notebooks open each with their own kernel evaluator. I'd like to construct a dynamic pane similar to the parallel kernels status window: But that ...
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Issue with undo after copying a string inside a string

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through V11.3 Here's a small but annoying issue related to undo and copying of strings. Steps required to get the problem: Type ...
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Why does the FrontEnd lose matching of parentheses when we insert quotations?

Bug introduced in V10.0 and resolved in V11.3 (These are guesses. It is likely to have been resolved in an earlier version V11.X, but V11.3 is what I have access to.) I am running Mathematica 10.0....
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Is it possible to regain Mathematica 5.2's palette input focus behaviour with version 8.0?

Between Mathematica 5.2 and later versions, there has been a change in determining which notebook gets the palette input focus, which leads to quite unfortunate behaviour if you use focus-follows-...
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Tooltip/EventHandler misaligned with scaled graphics primitives they wrap

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persists through 11.3 It affects all event based wrappers for affected primitives. E.g. EventHandler. Which makes it a big ...
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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Autocomplete of non-global functions

In Mathematica 9 and 10 they added autocompletion. Out of the box this works great, but when I set the CellContext to "Notebook" ...
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Prevent Mathematica from adding ExpressionUUID to cells

There are some well-known options for preventing the front end from adding "unnecessary" stuff to .nb files when keeping them e.g. in a git repository: CreateCellID,...
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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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Creating compiled search TRIE file for argument string completion

I'd like to generate a compiled search TRIE file (like those found in $InstallationDirectory\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\SystemResources\FunctionalFrequency\) to help ...
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Autocomplete is too greedy with the mouse

I have a frustrating user experience problem in Linux; a common occurrence when using the notebook might go like: I have, for some reason, used the mouse (e.g. to place the cursor) and then move the ...
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What is stored in FrontEnd memory?

I quit the kernel, and closed all notebooks, leaving only the startup window. Yet when I open a new notebook, MemoryInUse[$FrontEnd] reveals that the FrontEnd still ...
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Is “MaxMessageCount” broken or is its function counter-intuitive?

Behavior remains unchanged through Mathematica version 11.1 As noted by kguler the Front End option: MessageOptions -> "MaxMessageCount" does not appear to have ...
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How can autocomplete entries be added for DownValues and Properties?

I'd like to assign DownValues to a symbol like this x["firstvalue"] = 1; x["secondvalue"] = 2; And then have the ...
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What is the point of PaneSelector?

Intro PaneSelector looks like a pretty idiomatic way to toggle displayed content e.g.: ...
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Possible bug in Refresh[x, None] on the very first x = val

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persisting through 11.3 [CASE:3995912] From Refresh docs: Refresh[expr,None] ...
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Can one create a custom front-end for Mathematica?

I'd like to create my custom front-end for Mathematica. I know there's a console interface (launched as math), which mostly works great, but it can't really provide ...
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How to suppress the escape window?

Cross posted here If we first enter an empty string (""), and then paste something within the quotation marks, the following dialog box will pop up: I recorded a ...
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Why would killing the kernel defreeze/unhang the front end?

My Mathematica front end will freeze occasionally for unreproducible reasons. This seems mostly associated with long (> 1 hour) computations, although not exclusively. If I click on the Mathematica ...
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Current $Context of a given notebook

nb = CreateDocument[{Dynamic@$Context}, CellContext -> Notebook] It will show Notebook$$22$93500` or something similar. How ...
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How to trace the stylesheet directives responsible for the selected text's appearance?

By way of example, in a typical Mathematica interactive session, one sees text content as shown below: Three different text styles can be seen in this figure: input, output, and the style for the <...
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How to setup logging levels?

I was wondering what tools exist out there for doing logging in Mathematica? The Echo functions is nice, but I'd like to set various severity levels and other ...
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Help with a Mathematica front end touchscreen problem

I really like using my Windows 10 touchscreen to move around in websites, documents, etc. It doesn't work in Mathematica. Can that be fixed by changing a global notebook setting, or is it something ...
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What is a full list of cell styling options and sub-options?

I'm trying to customize a style sheet and have hit a few speed bumps and walls. Firstly, I can't see how to do a few specific things, like to set the color of the cell's left side label: Or how to ...
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Page Break Adjustment In Long Documents

Has anyone else had trouble in relocating page breaks in a long document? In a ~45 page long document I wanted to keep certain things on the same page. The system worked on the first three or four ...
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TeXToBoxes and BoxesToTeX BoxRules options

A recent question has gotten me to look more into the tex conversion rules. Consider the following latex string: ...
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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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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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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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Special forms for autocompletion strings

Szabolcs has previously dug up a very useful tool to make custom autocompletions. Here's that in action: ...
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How to navigate a large Dataset with keyboard short-cuts?

Update : Starting in 11.1 the navigation buttons are fixed to the left-hand side instead of being centered and don't jump around anymore. Starting with version 11.0 ...
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Multilingual code captions for user functions

Mathematica 11 features multilingual code captions for built-in symbols. How do I define code captions in different languages for my own functions which may go into a Mathematica application/package?
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How to execute code on FrontEnd quit?

I would like to execute a block of code whenever the FrontEnd quits. I know about $Epilog, but it seems that this would execute every time the kernel quits, which ...
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Can I modify line-break behavior of inline cells?

When I insert an InlineCell into a TextCell that is too long for the whole InlineCell to fit ...
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Limiting the use of discrete graphics card on Mac

Apple's laptop running Mac OS have a pretty nice feature to make the battery last longer: the dynamically switch between the low-power integrated graphics card and the higher-performance dedicated ...
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How to change default font for all existing notebooks at once?

By default, Mathematica 9 and 10 use Gill Sans MT fonts for headings of title/subtitle/section/subsection/subsubsection. Unfortunately, Gill Sans MT fonts have no Cyrillic letters, so that all ...
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Graphics Primitive Selector

Goal and motivation I want to build something that would intuitively work like: Graphics @ PaneSelector[{True -> something, False -> {}}, Dynamic @ show] ...
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Keep stylesheet open after a notebook is closed

I find this behavior annoying: ...
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What are all the possible menu edits?

Note: I've discovered the menus are more-or-less as customizable as one would like, although it is mildly annoying to do this. Simply write your own Menu ...
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Finish(Asynchronous)Dynamic[]

I have a question deriving from a recent topic Synchronizing Dynamics with EventActions. tl;dr; How to authoritatively explain the influence of ...
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Front end hasn't crashed yet, but is unresponsive. Is there any way to get my unsaved definitions?

The front-end isn't responding, the only thing I can do is force quit it. Essentially, I can select any window (I have a few open), and I can move the windows, but I can't scroll or anything. There ...
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Front End does not respond to keys (version 10.2, Linux)

I was often complaining about the front end performance under Linux, but it seems I could pin down a very critical issue. I made a screen-cast that shows how to reproduce the issue Screen-cast on ...
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How is CellContext->CellGroup supposed to work?

After reading the documentation on the subject, I still cannot get CellContext->CellGroup to work. Here's a simple example. (Unfortunately, I cannot easily ...
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Automatic replacing of [ with []

I tried to modify the KeyEventTranslations.tr file in order to always place a closed bracket instead of an open bracket once I press ...
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What is the difference between NotebookEvaluate and FrontEndToken

I am wondering what exactly are the differences in using NotebookEvaluate[filename] vs ...
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Does one need to be careful about loading multiple (many) contexts or packages in the same session?

I have a number of large pieces of precomputed data which I am considering putting into individual packages in order to load them (via DeclarePackage) and unload ...
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some Graphics output do not fully render on the screen until an extra click is made into the notebook

Sometimes when using a command such as Grid and looking at the output, some of the actual lines (frame, gridlines) that make up the display will be missing on the ...

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