Questions tagged [interface]

Questions on building or modifying user-facing functionality for input, or displaying information.

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How to customize the package editor interface?

Is there a way to get rid of the unused space on the left of the package editor? What is it's purpose if I configured Mathematica to not show In and ...
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How can I create an advanced grid interface?

Working on a CDF for report creation, I miss having a nice grid interface, where I would have basic operations like being able to sort a columns by clicking on the columns head (ascending and ...
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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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How can I customize my menus without reloading MenuSetup.tr?

I want to edit my menus and know I can do this via MenuSetup.tr but can I do this in real time? Can I do it temporarily? Moreover can I change whether the changes ...
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Can Button[] generate output without using Print[]?

Button[] beguiles me. A simple example follows: ...
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Automatic Text Adjustment

Continuing the theme of minor interface annoyances, one of the unique features of Mathematica as a text editor is the automatic adjustment of text location as you type. This could be a bit ...
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How do I efficiently navigate the command line interface to Mathematica?

I would like to perfom such feats as cycling through previous commands, editing commands in place, etc. My expectation would be a readline-like interface, but this appears to not be the default.
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How can I get Manipulator control elements to appear on one line?

By default Manipulator produced by Manipulate with Appearance -> "Open" option have two ...
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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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How can I use the Klingon alphabet symbols?

Note: This functionality is presently missing. See: How to add named characters to Mathematica 10? Mathematica apparently supports the Klingon alphabet: ...
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Does Mathematica have a built-in date picker?

Does Mathematica have an interactive date input control that lets the user choose a date by browsing to a calendar view and returning the selected date as a date list? For example, something like the ...
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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 to pause a running evaluation (and continue it later)

Is it possible to pause an already running evaluation that takes a lot of time? And then continue it later? I can suspend my computer, but that's not what I want. I would like to use my computer in ...
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Prevent text from wrapping in a notebook

By default in the Notebook interface the text wraps. Is it possible to prevent this wrapping?
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Can you make the new “Choose color scheme” helper larger?

Mathematica 10 has a cool new "color data chooser" feature: My question is: Can you make that window larger? Right now, I can only see 3-4 color schemes at once, even though all 51 gradients would ...
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Why aren't the locators independently enabled/disabled?

I am wondering why the Enabled setting for the first locator (point1) overrides the Enabled setting for the second locator (...
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Connect to USB Serial Converter

(I'm using Windows 7 & Mathematica 10) I have a sensor with RS232 serial interface. The sensor came with a RS232-to-USB converter and corresponding driver & software for data transportation. ...
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Object isn't fully displayed in DialogInput

Update: Here's a simper example to reproduce the issue: DialogInput[Table[InputField[], {50}], WindowSize -> All] On my 1366×768 screen only no more than 17 <...
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Custom OpenerView with lazy evaluation

OpenerView can be nested to create a hierarchical structure such as this: One great aspect is that it remembers which lists are open and which are closed even ...
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Single-Window-UI not possible? [duplicate]

I'm still very frustrated about the separation of the menubar (File, Edit, Insert, ...) and the open notebooks in different windows. I would prefer to have the menubar directly above each notebook in ...
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Is it possible to create and insert a bivariate colormap into ColorData?

Bivariate colormaps, where the color returned is a function of two values not one, are sometimes used in choropleth maps and are also useful for visualising complex functions where we might want to ...
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Is it possible to get the locations and dimensions of all boxes in a StandardForm expression renderation?

I can select all the boxes in a StandardForm rendered expression, like I've selected the left parenthesis in the picture above. Is it possible to get the positions and dimensions of all of these ...
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A command for outputting a list of parameter values in a Manipulate interface

I am looking for a command that will output a list of values that correspond to the current parameter values manually set on a particular Manipulate interface. For ...
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Can one affect the appearance of components of a control?

I'd like to control the appearance of the components of a TabView[] control. Such a control appears constructed of Buttons, <...
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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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Inputting abbreviated units [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simpler input for the new unit support Is there a way to input abbreviated units directly from the keyboard? One can get a value with abbreviated units through the Wolfram/...
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Serial interface RS232 control

I am using Mathematica 10.3 and Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit. I would like to test a stepper motor by simply sending strings over the serial interface. Is the code below the right way to open the serial ...
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Save open Mathematica Notebook from command line or second Notebook to avoid data loss

I was executing a long Mathematica Notebook over night. The Mathematica instance is running on a Linux workstation (in a vnc server session to be precise). Now I cannot access this session anymore, ...
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How to make the Mathematica icon flash in the taskbar?

I have a somewhat long computation running in the background. I would like the Mathematica icon on the taskbar to flash once the computation is done. For example, Microsoft Outlook reminders make the ...
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Blocking dialog with a blocking child dialog

Suppose I have a DialogInput, in which there is a Button. The Button can trigger another <...
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How to run a Mathematica package (.m) from python?

I am new to Mathematica and I need to interface with a Python code that I have. Basically, I have a Mathematica package (.m) with a bunch of complicated functions. I want to use some code from python ...
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Creating a nested menu with OpenerView

I have a file with the following structure: ...
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Interaction of InputField with Row (but not Column, Grid or Panel)

In Mathematica 9, there's an interaction between InputField and Row. The following fragment (without or without ...
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Better alternatives for GUIkit or dialogboxes?

I'm trying to create a custom interface, where I input equivalent electrical resistances which were previously measured, so I can solve a system of 8 non linear equations using FindRoot to get the ...