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Mathematica 13.1 - New Cell Options

I have been using Mathematica for many years now and never encountered anything like that. My version is 13.1. In one of my notebooks, I must have clicked some shortcut by mistake, and now the new ...
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Why does SetOptions[Tree,ImageSize->Tiny] fail for Tree[]

It works for Plot but not for Tree ...
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Passing options (both default and input) to sub-function

I have a function with Options, and I want to pass the Options to a subfunctions, including both Options with default values and Options with input values. For example, I want to pass the Options of <...
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How do I change my Input/Output labels back to the default?

My notebooks have a non-standard In/Out labels. They look like this: I changed label style so long ago, I can't remember how I did it. I've tried changing the CellLabelTemplate option, but that didn'...
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Which functions use a given option?

I occasionally discover Options which look like they might be useful, if only I knew which functions used that option. Is there a resource that lists all the functions which use a given option? What ...
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How can I specify a pattern for OptionsPattern

I cannot find the method how to apply some pattern specification to the values of options in a function. For example, it is necessary to define the power (exponentiation) with both positive base and ...
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Where can I find the documentation on DropLine?

I watched the video "New in Version 14" and I think I remember seeing something I think was called "DropLine" which was illustrated as an option in a 2D graphic that inserted ...
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Put tiny, hidden information on notebook

What is the standard method for inserting tiny, hidden information on notebooks (.nb files) ? From now on, I am planning to insert small, hidden information on every new notebook. And also for some ...
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Open multiple instances(=windows) of same .nb? [duplicate]

Is it possible to open multiple instances of the same .nb (on local disk)? First, open c:\test1\test1.nb. After that, can you open another instance(=window) of <...
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Strange behaviour when adding Options to Protected symbols

I want to use the TensorProduct function to work for some of my custom expressions with head FusionRing and I want it to be able ...
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Modify the color scale in ColorFunction

I'm trying to get the following intensity map with the same style and colors But the closest I got was using SolarColors in Mathematica ...
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Passing an unevaluated test

I want to write a function (in a package) that takes a boolean test as an option. Here's a toy example to illustrate what I have in mind: ...
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Separate definition of custom options and passed options in function definition

Why do these codes do not work? ...
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GraphicsBoxOptions no longer working in Mathematica 13.3

Previously, I used GraphicsBoxOptions to set BaseStyles for my notebook. It is no longer working in Mathematica 13.3. What is ...
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How to post message about invalid options and return unevaluated input?

Consider this function. ...
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Graphics3D with projected/flat eye view? [closed]

Following image can be perceived as a cube (a regular hexagon with 3 internal line segments) : But in mathematica, it is not possible to make such shape with rotation. Examples of some close state of ...
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Can not get OptionValue with SetDelayed variable

ClearAll[foo1]; foo1[OptionsPattern[]] := Hold[OptionValue[""]][[1, 1]] foo1[] gives function name foo1 But ...
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Permanently changing default output style

I have read through this discussion several times: Keeping Quotation Marks in Output Unfortunately, the accepted answer here only works once, at the notebook level. I'd like to permanently change this ...
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Graphics - nice variant of ImageSize (pixels per GraphicsUnitLength)

On my MMA, I apply the options SetOptions[$FrontEnd, GraphicsBoxOptions -> {BaseStyle -> Magnification -> 72/120}] Then I can assure the output ...
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How to restore LightGray Background to initialization cells?

I am running Mathematica 13.2.1 on a new MacBook Pro M2 with Ventura 13.2.1. I have done something that causes any initialization cells that I create or view to no longer have a LightGray background. ...
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Resetting Default Stylesheet/Options Inspector

While trying to learn about the use of Stylesheets and use of the Options Inspector, I have managed via misguided bravado or accident to change the global options for the default stylesheet in a way ...
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How to extract the AspectRatio of a plot? [closed]

How do I extract the AspectRatio from a plot? (For example for the PlotRange, I can use ...
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Do the options LegendFunction->"Frame" and PointSize work?

In the Mma versions up to 12.2 the function LegendFunction->"Frame" worked. Now (version 13.2, Win.10) it seems not to work: ...
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ChangeCellStyle function works in one direction but not in reverse

This post is a continuation of an earlier Question, How to programmatically change CellStyle of all Cells from "Input" to "Code"? but with a ...
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Listing the supported formats of BarcodeImage

BarcodeImage["string",format] generates a barcode image given a string and barcode format. The supported formats can be read off from its documentation. ...
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How to extract arguments of color spaces and determine brightness of said colors?

The objective is to produce an automated theme with contrasting colors for EvaluationNotebook FontColor and ...
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Map-ed programmatic Style-s (based on user-input) are not evaluating. Scoping constructs are suspected

The top function manages several sub-functions which set visual properties over a list of Options. Inside stylerules the ...
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Need a few built-in Symbols (functions) whose Options are a mix of Rule-s and DelayedRule-s [closed]

This is for examples in documentation I'm writing for a ResourceFunction["PrettyOptions"] (look for it soon) that is close to completion. Asking for most ...
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Can I export the Option Inspector settings?

I've customized my options via the option inspector but I doubt I'd remember all those obtuse settings. Is there a way to export or save them if my computer dies or I upgrade?
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Write an expression that queries all of MMA to find the top M Symbols with the most Options or M Symbols having N Options?

I apologize, but I'm way over my pay-grade on this one, so I don't have any code to share that needs correcting. That is because I really don't know how to start this. I feel like this has a very easy ...
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Changing the default fonts, colours and padding of plots in Mathematica 13

Default legend font After a while of playing around with the option inspector, I've managed to change the default font and colour of the axis labels and tick labels of a 2D plot, as well as the ...
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Impossible to change any option in option inspector

I would like to enable AutoSave in the options. However, all the options are grayed in Mathematica (see below) and I cannot change anything. The software has been launched as administrator. How can I ...
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Problems when Manipulating viewpoint of Graphics3D[cube]

I wanted to Manipulate the ViewPoint of Grphics3D[Cube[]]. My codes are ...
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A strange error occurs when using First, Last, and Take to pick out list elements for dynamically styling a button

The top function setstyles is the only one we need to focus on. However, the four functions below it are needed for this to work. These validate up to 4 properties ...
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Converting ViewPoint and ViewCenter to ViewVector

In the documentation about ViewPoint in the section "Properties & Relations" we can read: "Convert ViewPoint to ViewVector by multiplying the length and pointing the center:" ...
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Updating a built-in function in Mathematica

I am using Mathematica 10.2 and would like to know how to update a built-in function. For example, I am trying to utilise the ScalingFunctions and ...
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Quit the loop if encounter error message

First define length-component error (personal term) : This is an error when we want to get n-th component of a list if n is bigger then the length of the list. For example, ...
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How to set minimal allowed size for a graphical element?

Starting from version 10.3 there is a documented way to specify a maximum allowed size for a graphical element via UpTo: ...
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Get range of a Graphics object [duplicate]

Let g1 = Graphics[{Orange, Disk[{0, 0}, {3, 4}]}] It is clear that the g1 can be contained in a rectangular region whose left-...
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For Graphics, ImageDimensions yields slightly different value

I use Mathematica version 12.2, Windows 10. Graphics[{Red, Rectangle[{0, 0}, {200, 300}]}, ImageSize -> 200] // ImageDimensions {200, 296} I think the output ...
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What properties make a valid CellID?

The documentation for CellID only mentions that it will be a number. But what kind of number? Can it be a real number with a decimal? How about a negative number?
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Strange CandlestickChart EventLabels Behavior When Using Modified Data

Edit: In attempting to showcase a simplified version of the issue, it seems instead I showcased a syntax error and didn't capture the correct issue. The code below showcases the issue: ...
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NMinimize/NMaximize: How to specify additional options to the "PostProcess"->FindMinimum option

I would like to pass FindMinimum Options to the PostProcess Option of NMinimize. Here is minimal working example of using NMinimize from the documentation at (see tutorial/...
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Using Through function with vectors

I have the vectors defined as follows: v1={x1,y1,z1}; v2={x2,y2,z2}; v12=v2-v1; v21=v1-v2; I am passing an integer function for iteration purpose as follows: ...
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How to determine the current width of the output cell area?

When answering this question, I suddenly realized that it is surprisingly difficult to determine the current width of the output cell contents. I tried to employ the ...
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Is a list of all graph layouts available?

Is a list of all graph layouts available? For example I want to check all the layouts at once for a specific graph so I'll map this over the list. Of course you can just type the list yourself but ...
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OptionValue not inserting correct option

I am using OptionsPattern and OptionValue to define some switches for my custom function. Here is a minimal example: ...
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Disable image resize

Below is a screenshot of mathematica help : As you see, if I click the image, orange colored frame appears, and we can control its size. Can we make it impossible to resize an image ? Probably by ...
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Plot AspectRatio basic question

When Plotting (using the command Plot), AspectRatio->Automatic means : The explanation of ...
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ImageDimensions[Plot[something]] : where does ratio 1.666... come from

From my knowledge, ImageSize is an option that adjust the width of an image. ...
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