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

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Mathematica front-end code alignment issue

I am having a frustrating recurring issue with the frontend (Mathematica 12.1.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (June 19, 2020)). I will have a notebook which works just fine, all lines evaluate. Next, I ...
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Rendering graphics: UsingFrontEnd vs using a front end

I'm trying to understand how Graphics expressions are rendered. I create an invisible notebook, write a cell and evaluate it, then rasterize the notebook. ...
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Mathematica v 12.1.1.0 FrontEnd Autoformatting Bug (?)

I'm at my wit's end. I'm using MMA version 12.1.1.0 (for Mac), and the front end is behaving bizarrely. When I've chosen Subsection style, there are times when I'm writing that the front end ...
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Is there a way to construct more/deeper layer of subsection?

We know in a notebook there are Sections, Subsections and Subsubsections. I wonder is there a way to construct something like Subsubsubsection and Subsubsubsub...subsection? I ask this because when I ...
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Plot3D instant crash 11.3 GUI

I was attempting Plot3D[Abs[E^-Sqrt[s + 1/s] /. s -> x + I y], {x, -10, 10}, {y, -10, 10}] on M'ma 11.3.0.0 on Linux (64-bit). The GUI crashes instantly (...
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How can I configure both Mathematica and the FrontEnd (whatever it is) to use the directory of the current notebook when saving/exporting graphics?

My system: Mathematica 11.2, Windows 10 Problem: I am (perpetually) working on my lecture notes, adding graphics produced by Mathematica. Obviously the notebooks I created for this purpose are in the ...
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Why is my dynamic slider no longer working?

This used to work but I accidentally made some unrecoverable edits and it stopped displaying. It supposed to adjust the background color of the current notebook. Please have a look and see what is ...
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Please help validate autoSave function or refactor for better performance

I finally have my autoSave[] function that appears to work. Although it does automatically save file the DateString (dynamic in-...
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Is there a way to count quantity of evaluations (this preferred) or edits in a cell since last notebook save?

Abstract The goal is to use this to create an autoSave[evals_:5]:=Module[{}, save after set number of evaluations or edits have occured...]. I asked a similar ...
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Version 12.1.1 unable to type ">"

Bug introduced in 12.1.1 Since I upgraded to version 12.1.1 I am unable to use > (Shift+.). When I type Shift+. the cell that I am typing in converts to Python. What am I doing wrong? Steps to ...
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Delayed evaluation of functions in InputAutoReplacements and InputAliases

The code CreateDocument[{},InputAutoReplacements->{"test"->DateString[]}]; generates a new notebook and "test" triggers an output ...
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Symbolized, Subscripted Variable Doesn't Look Pretty

Background I'm trying to programmatically generate a subscripted variable in a way that makes it appear "pretty". Here is a minimal working example that shows some strange behavior I'm ...
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Can Mathematica be set to remind user to save after a set number of unsaved edits have occurred or after a set amount of time has passed?

I lost half a night's work just now because after about 6 months of learning and working with Mathematica it finally decided to crash on me for the very first time. Yeah my bad. At least I can ...
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Change default cell type of Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition to Input

Now that Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition, which is in essential Mathematica with a special front end: is free for 6 months, I'm playing with it. Default cell type of Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition is ...
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How can i change IDE color theme of Mathematica Wolfram? [duplicate]

I'm a new in mathematica wolfram, please help how can i change IDE colors theme's, text and background? I can't work with bright white screen? I use Mathematica 12.1. and want color theme like a ...
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Mathematica crashes when moving cursor too fast between cells

Sometimes Mathematica crashes when I move the cursor too fast between cells. The FrontEnd becomes unresponsive, and the only solution is to close the window. I have experienced this problem on three ...
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Boxes Bug in 10.0.2.0

Mathematica 10.0.2.0, specifically: 10.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (December 4, 2014) ReleaseID 10.0.2.0 (5206630, 2014120404), PatchLevel 0 appears to have a bug in handling boxes. The ...
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Suggestion for coloring the brackets

In debugging my own codes, I spend countless time, not to mention degrees of frustrations, in attempts to find the ill-balance of the brackets, both the square and the curly ones. Is there a way that ...
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Why the typing lag after interaction with a 3D plot? [closed]

[Mathematica 12.1 on Windows 10 64-bit. My Antialiasing Quality is set to No Antialiasing] Edit: the behaviour is actually more ...
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Change colours of Code

I want to change the colour of some important variables in my code. My code is quite long and sometimes I have to change these specific variables, but it is quite annoying to search them, beacause ...
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My plot is so tiny (and buggy)

This is a very weird question, I'm plotting impedance and admitance using parametric curves This is my code ...
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How to change indent in notebook input cell without shifting the whole code to the right?

V 12.1 on windows. This is easier shown in pictures. I like to have large indent for If and Do etc... to make it more clear. ...
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insert or remove a photo from a notebook on demand

I would like a "button" which I could "click on" that would on first click insert a specific photo from a windows file and then, on second click, remove the photo. It could also be two buttons. Or ...
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Is there a way to disable or enable text wrapping in cells?

I am trying to generate "Program" cells but my issue is unlike "Code" cells, "Program" cells ...
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Mathematica 12.1 dialog after closing "vibrates" [closed]

I have installed Mathematica 12.1 on my Linux - Manjaro KDE 20.0, KDE Plasma version 5.18.4, KDE frameworks version 5.69.0, QT version 5.14.2. The dialog box which appears after I close any notebook ...
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QT scaling settings in Mathematica 12.1 on Linux

On my Linux (Manjaro KDE, QT version 5.14.2) machine with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution machine, if I launch Mathematica 12.1 from the terminal using the following commands, the notebook and window ...
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TagBox Column and comments

This provides a useful input format, extendable with Ctrl+Enter: ...
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Is the option 'WindowTitle' working in 12.1 for Windows?

It is not possible to change to option FullFileName at WindowTitle in the window of Global Preferences (version 12.1 in Windows ...
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Do palettes limit the execution time of a user-defined function?

I have defined a function ConvertToMarkdown that does some long processing of a notebook: converts it to markdown, save inputs/outputs as images, generates a word ...
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Any setting to keep minimized running notebooks in the icon tray instead of the taskbar?

I have a computation I'd like to keep running in the background without it taking up task-bar space. I'm using Windows 7 on that machine.
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How do I query all the Mathematica keystroke mappings?

In https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/KeyboardShortcutListing.html the keystroke control-F6 key combination is listed as way to cycle between active Mathematica windows. None of these ...
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KeyEventTranslations.tr at user directory

I added some shortcut defintions to the system file KeyEventTranslations.tr and they work perfectly. However when I move the same definitions to a seperate file in ...
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How use the black mode permanently

Now I can use this function:ResourceFunction["DarkMode"][] to use the dark mode, but when I turn on Mathematica again, the black mode will not work. How can I set ...
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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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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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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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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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User interface Mathematica 12.1 terribly slow

I installed Mathematica 12.1 a few days ago and now I experience a serious speed slow down. When working with datasets for example Mathematica is close to be unusable. Even in the help systems it ...
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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 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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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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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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Hold and print a generated math expression

I have written a function myPfuntest, ...
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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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