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Autocomplete popup slow (>= v12.2)

On my Windows systems, the autocomplete popup takes extremely long to appear (1-2 secs). This makes typing in Mathematica very uncomfortable for me, as the interface effectively freezes for these 1-2 ...
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Huge spaces between symbols in cells like "Input" and "DisplayFormula" in Mathematica 14

With the same font "Source Code Pro", the spacing in cells of type "Input" and "Output" have different sizes. How can I reduce the space between characters to an ...
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Is there a way to hide or toggle the visibility of code?

Many of my notebooks have a similar repeating structure, which is very convenient and reliable for my workflow: a chunk of code defining a Manipulate for exploring ...
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Why does Mathematica's interface freeze when scrolling to the evaluating cell?

I have some heavy computations in Mathematica that use parallelization. The CPU consumption is ~80-90%. I use ProgressIndicator to trace the progress of the ...
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Bind a key to show autocompletion

I've searched for a feature which is usually available in most IDEs where you are able to de-activate autocomplete and by pressing a key, usually Tab, the autocompletion pops up and you can either ...
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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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Getting the current status of a FlipView object

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How to resolve the following problem with DialogInput/PopupMenu?

Consider the following DialogInput: ...
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Control metadata of CopyToClipboard

Question The system clipboard can contain image data and text data (and a plethora of other types). Mathematica copies different expressions as different types of data; copy ...
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Using Manipulate for initial guess to nonlinear fitt, feed the result back to Manipulate (and repeat) for a general model with indexed parameters

I have been trying to put toghether a visual method to help fit experimental data with peaks. I have stumbled upon this answer which is very similar to where I got. But it is not sufficiently general ...
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How to input coordinates on a FormObject using ClickPane or LocatorPane

I want to make a form in which one of the fields is filled with a list of two numbers (a 2D coordinate) via a ClickPane or LocatorPane. Is it possible? I cannot figure it out! It seems from the ...
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Can I stop the python interpreter appearing?

I am using version 12.1.1.0 on OS X 10.13. Every so often, a Python interpreter cell appears: I think I am probably summoning it by inadvertently pressing ">" (due to clumsy typing). Or ...
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Logging intermediate results to notebook

I would like to add the following logging functionality to a package I'm writing: For functions whose (intermediate) results could be important there should be an option to let them write these ...
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Mathematica 12.1 start-up time in Linux extremely slow

I installed Mathematica 12.1 on my Linux machine and the start-up time is extremely slow. I see the Spikey logo and messages like: Initializing Kernel connections ...
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A bug in InputField of type Expression?

I have a problem with a simple InputField of type Expression: ...
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How is the zoom tooltip in the "Coordinates Tool" implemented?

I notice that the built-in "Coordinates Tool" has a very efficient zoom tooltip displaying an enlarged portion of the image along with coordinates and row/column indices: How to get the ...
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How to anchor a Pane's scroll position to the bottom?

Suppose I have a Pane containing some dynamic text, for example that is being updated by a logging function. ...
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"Hiding" cells until the first cell is evaluated

This question is based on my earlier question about randomizing labs for students in my computer lab courses. There a perfectly good solution was posted; however, because of privilege problems, I ...
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Why Dataset does not accept to add two more lines in an element?

Why Dataset does not accept to add two more lines in the "quantifying" element (and returns an Association instead of making the 2 more lines)? ...
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Is there a possibility to make the grey word "Information" not appear when the form "form" is called by form[]?

Is there a possibility to make the grey word "Information" not appear when the form "form" is called by form[]? ...
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How to have a form running when called from an ActionMenu in a Palette?

I create a FormFunction "form": ...
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Making a list of variables

Consider the following code, which give a Manipulate object that returns the "total" of a certain variable var 1 ...
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Why aren't my grid elements aligning correctly in a docked cells toolbar?

The following is just the initial start of my very first docked cells toolbar I am still working on. It can easily be loaded to view it live. Code is also provided to conveniently remove it afterwards....
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Running an executable in the shell from Mathematica

I have a txt file called exec.txt, that I have made executable using chmod. Running it from the shell using ./exec.txt works correctly. However, I need to run it from my Mathematica nb file. Following ...
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A standalone notebook that just shows a Manipulate and hides all other code?

I have a complex notebook with one cell that contains a bunch of initial definitions, several modules, and finally a Manipulate object. For a simple example take ...
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Deleting all outputs on Notebook close

Is is possible to set up a Mathematica notebook so that all outputs are automatically deleted when the notebook is closed? I was trying to look for some function like ...
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Multiple notebooks in Mathematica

While working with multiple notebooks in Mathematica, is there a way to have the names of the files appear along with the minimized window of the file. I mean that sometimes I forget which file was ...
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Creating an online interactive interface

I want to cloud deploy a dynamic interface on which I have multiple types of widgets for different parameters and where, upon the click of a button, I send a list of arguments to a certain function, ...
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Resizing a notebook with a command

I've got some notebooks which my friend wrote on a different computer, presumably with a much higher resolution screen to mine. When I try to open them on my computer, the window size of the notebook ...
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Is it possible to customize the Suggestions Bar?

I'd like to be able to customize the Suggestions Bar in v9.0 to provide recommendations of my own. Possible example: when doing unit calculations, I'd like it to suggest converting the answer to ...
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How can generation of interactive color bar be speeded up

I have been experimenting with interactive color bars to supplement graphical information presented as a colored ribbon. Here is an example: First, generate some colours as red/green/blue triples: <...
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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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How to obtain desirable performance of dynamic variable?

I need to create the code that generates a sample based on an adjustable parameter and, later, interactively calculates statistics or builds a plot for the generated sample. Let's insert a slider <...
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Making a GUI similar to Documentation Center

This is an offshoot of how to create a menu as the Documentation Center?... My aim is to build a menu that functions kind of like the documentation center...a grid of rectangles, each with a dropdown ...
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Saving code as a blackbox for wolfram player

I am trying to save my program as a blackbox so those who I am deploying it to are able to use it, but there is no reason for them to have the huge chunk of code beforehand to have to scroll through. ...
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Will (does) Mathematica support the Touch Bar on the Macbook Pro? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Macbook Pro sometime this year (2017), perhaps with Touch Bar. Does Wolfram plan to support it? Occurs to me that Mathematica's interactive and predictive notebook-...
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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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How can I create a form-like interface in Mathematica, suitable for Mathematica Player?

I want someting like: f(x)=(imput field) [Calculate] (button) Result=(output field)
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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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Front end typing lag

Under Windows 7 I frequently get serious keyboard lag. My home machine (Windows XP) NEVER lags. I was able to improve things somewhat by running Mathematica as Administrator, but this only went so far....
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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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How can I get a nice progress indicator for video processing when working in a standalone kernel?

When doing video processing, for example exporting an mp4, in the FE, I get a nice progress indicator with various estimates. How can I get one in the standalone kernel?
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Table of Dynamic Disks

I'm trying to create a dynamic interface to generate disks depending on 3 parameters : x-coordinate, y-coordinate and radius. The disks are generated as soon as the "export" button is pressed. I'm ...
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Input list within a Manipulate (Setter)

I would like to make an interactive "to do" list with a SetterBar where I can click on the Chapter, and get a list of tasks I can add to or delete within the ...
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Is there a way to place the Tabs to left of the figure in TabView?

I have a very large LayeredGraphPlot that is oriented left to right and I have TabView that highlight the paths. But the problem is I have to press Tabs on the top ...
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Manipulate and OpenerView

I have discovered a problem with OpenerView. My opener views always close when I change the value of the manipulator control in my ...
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Controlling Manipulate in cloud deployment

Suppose I want to create a web app which duplicates (for simplicity), something like Manipulate[Plot[Sin[n x], {x, 0, Pi}], {n, 3, 10, 1}] ...
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InputField, PasteButton, and Check not playing nicely with each other

Context Added to End In a previous question, I was looking for a way for an InputField to maintain the input structure of expressions so as to allow the user's ...
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Is there a way to omit the "In[1]:=" prompt?

I'm using a command-line interface of Mathematica, or /usr/bin/wolfram. In wrapping this cui program with GNU Readline library, I would like to omit the ...
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Mac Touch Bar and Hidden Characters

I am reposting this question (Translate key events to nothing?) hoping to resolve an issue that is causing me no end of, bug chasing. Arggh, Help. On a Mac with a touchbar, if my finger slips and ...