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Image looks blurry in version 12.1

Case 1 When I use screenshot software screenshot and paste into Mathematica notebook interface, the size of the image looks small and hard to adjust. Case 2 When I rasterize Graphics object ...
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file modified by opening

I am using MMA version 11.3.0. There are some notebooks that, right after being opened, change to modified. That is, their name in the title bar has an asterisk appended and, when I try to close it, ...
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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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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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Wolfram Desktop 12.1 fonts are inconsistent within various interfaces of the frontend?

I just installed the Wolfram Desktop 12.1 clean install on windows by first completely uninstalling all previous versions so previous settings don't impact the new installation. The new front end for ...
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Searching across multiple notebooks for given list of functions / symbols

Is there a method to search across multiple notebooks for each in a given list of function or symbol name? The input should be a list of function or defined symbols, and the output would be an ...
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Display of datasets

This question is again related to the improper font sizes used in the Windows versions of Mathematica, including version 12.1: Is there a way to change the font size used in the display of Datasets? ...
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Mathematica not optimized for macOS?

On launching Mathematica (11.3.0.0) on macOS 10.13.4 I get a warning that it is "not optimized" for High Sierra. Is this a known issue being addressed?
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Mathematica 12 Frontend for Mac: cell grouping messed up upon copy/paste

Bug introduced in 12.0 or earlier and persisting through 12.1 or later I am not sure whether this has been addressed somewhere already, I couldn't find any comment. I suffer from an annoying bug: ...
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In search of lost time: Mathematica keyboard shortcuts

I am wondering about all the shortcuts that there are in Mma, besides the documented ones in https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/KeyboardShortcutListing.html. Are there any undocumented ...
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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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Possible to add a `Find “string”' to the Toolbar?

It would be nice to have a persistent "Find" feature on the tool bar. I find the FindAndReplaceDialog to be clumsy on MacOs. I could do this with a DockedCell, but then I would need to do it for ...
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Visually identifying differences between two Mathematica functions

Context Let us assume we have two functions defined in Mathematica. I am interested in spotting the differences in the code for the two functions. Example ...
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How to config Mathematica to make Cell GroupOpener visible?

I am using Mathematica 12 and I am trying to set up some global preferences. What I am looking for is a way to set up globally (i.e. once and for all), for the Cells of ...
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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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Why does the space of fraction is larger in front-end?

Today I installed the Wolfram Mathematica on my new laptop. I open it and the fraction show in front-end is normal. However, it becomes abnormal when I restarted the system(Win 10). Please see the ...
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Connect Raspberry pi front end to remote kernel(s) (Ubuntu, the free Wolfram engine)

I am trying to connect a Raspberry pi front end (notebook) to a remote kernel running Ubuntu with the free Wolfram engine. I have researched this answer but it never worked. Using the code below I ...
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Control page width when using ExportPacket[…, “InputText”]

Suppose we have a cell like this: ...
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Remote kernel lost internet connection

I'm running a calculation on a remote kernel and the internet connection is interrupted. When it recovered, all definitions were lost on the front end. Does the kernel on the remote machine ...
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How to create a conditional EventHandler

Summary Can we make something like the following work as an action for EventHandler? ...
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Cannot remove configured kernels in version 12.0

Bug introduced in 12.0 I have defined the settings of a new remote kernel from Kernel Configuration Options in a MacOS machine. But the specification have a mistake and I need to redefine. When I ...
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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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How to open a different process of Mathematica in Windows when opening a file with explorer

When I open any file with Mathematica in the Windows explorer, it just spaws a new window under current opened Mathematica process, using the same kernel. Is there a way to modify this default ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling doesn't work in Pane inside ExpressionCell

Essentially what the title says - Consider the following example: ...
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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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Nested front-end-only EventHandler

Bug introduced in 11.3 or earlier, and persisting through 12.0 CASE:4372001 confirmed I am running into an issue trying to improve the performance of my user interface by moving as much of the ...
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Why Text Cells converted with Alt-7 have different fonts

So I am writing a report in Mathematica and experiencing a problem. First I create an input cell. Then write some text into it. Afterwards convert it to text cell with Alt-7. As a result some cells ...
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Is it possible to maintain user-defined shortcuts in a web-installable package?

There are various posts here on this site about how to add user defined extra keyboard shortcuts for the front end. The problem is how to put them into a better maintable and properly documented ...
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Can one force dialogs to use the textual from when using the front end?

The documentation for ChoiceDialog states that If Mathematica is run without a notebook front end, ChoiceDialog gives choices in a textual form. Indeed, one ...
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How to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown?

Is there a way to export a Mathematica notebook into Markdown? I'm sure it's possible to implement rules for converting each Mathematica cell subexpression into Markdown, but I'm also sure that I ...
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How do Mathematica processes DynamicBox? [closed]

I've heard that Mathematica uses a session ad hoc to process DynamicBox, but I don't know any detail. I am using DynamicBox in ...
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Move input cursor to after cell group

Bug introduced in 8 or earlier and persisting through 12.0 I am looking for a way to move the input cursor to after the current cell group. The following example illustrates the situation I am ...
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A button that creates a cell and evaluates it

Short version: PasteButton will paste its contents at the input cursor. I am looking to create a similar button that will paste something into a new cell and ...
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Input Aliases in Mathematica 10

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 12.0. In Mathematica 9, typing in an input alias such as intt would result in the keyboard cursor automatically ...
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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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CurrentScreenImage not giving complete image of screen

Running 12.0.0 on Windows 64, with dual monitors When I give the following as input: CurrentScreenImage[] rather than seeing an image of the complete screens ...
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How to add named characters to Mathematica 10 or later?

Any news regarding this for Mathematica 12? It appears that native support for the Klingon alphabet has been removed from version 10: \[KlingonA] Syntax::...
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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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Is there some way to have only one input, but can give two Output Cells?

It is well known that there are as many output cells as there are rows of input Is there some way to have only one input, but can give two Output Cells. For example: ...
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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 ...
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Can anyone explain this strange behavior of InputForm?

Bug introduced in 3 or earlier, persisting through 12, fixed on Wolfram cloud only. In Mathematica 9.0.0, when to display the input form of two numbers, I come across maybe a puny problem. In order ...
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mathematica stop working after running some .nb file and close or save the file

Bug fixed in 8.0.4 for Chinese edition only, generally fixed in or before 11.3. I'm using version 7 on Windows. After I running one .nb file and just want to ...
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Cell ► Convert To ► Bitmap: FrontEndToken for a specific menu item?

I've seen good discussions about the full list of FrontEndTokens. But I could not figure out how to find a specific ...
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Where can I find a dark stylesheet for mathematica?

The default white is very tiring for the eye after some hours.
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Notebook's TaggingRules inherit too much

Bug introduced in V10.4 or earlier and persisting through V12.0 [CASE:3852725] was created [...] I have forwarded an incident report to our developers with the information you provided. [...] ...
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Front end output of my Mathematica is extremely slow

I am using Mathematica 12, take a look at below two runs I already using Short to shorten output. The first run shows Short is ...
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This code crashes the FrontEnd - can I remove anything else?

Bug present in version 11.0.0 Thank you for contacting Wolfram Technical Support and for taking the time to report this issue. I have forwarded it to our development team. I want to file a ...
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Official status of TraditionalForm?

In Mathematica versions prior to 11.2 or 11.3 (not sure at the moment) it was possible to select the default format type of new output cells via ...
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Is there a way to get the exact measurements on the screen in mathematica?

Suppose I want to make a rectangle that is 50mm x 70mm and I want to inscribe a ellipse with x radius 10mm and y radius 15.5mm centered at 20mm from top and in the middle across. I can get the ...
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List of Coordinates at Mouse Position

I have the following image I want to semi-automate the process of me collecting coordinates for all the vertices. What I have in mind is putting my cursor over each node and appending the coordinate ...

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