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How to turn off File Browser prompt?

Is there a way to turn off this feature? It is very slow and totally unnecessary for me. I have tried to look for a setting in preferences but I couldn't find the right box to untick.
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Scroll Through Layers of ListLinePlot3D

I like the default functionality of ListLinePlot3D's layering of 2-d data plots, as seen below with 4 layers. ...
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How to Use QuestionObject with AssessmentResultObject?

The documentation is very unclear as to how these should be combined to generate a result for further processing. For example, we have: ...
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How to count Kernel evaluations then call a function on every nth evaluation

On every nth (2) evaluation autoEval should invoke a function check[]. The thing which is supposed to listen for all ...
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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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Blurry text and graphics, and $failed everywhere

I am using Manjaro GNOME 21.1.5, and I was able to install Mathematica no problem. However, the interface looks glitched out with blurry text and graphics, and many of the usual buttons' text replaced ...
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FormObject line breaks. A bug?

There seems to be an issue with FormObject and line breaks: A simple example to illustrate: ...
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Changing Qt stylesheet to dark mode

This question follows on from this question. (Linux) I am not asking how to change the background colour. Is it possible to change the theme of the GUI on the outside? It looks horrible having a light ...
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I believe Beep uses the system sound which is obnoxious and rude. How does one create a friendlier less intrusive sound?

Beep is a terrible sound for alerting when a background task has successfully completed. It was primarily designed for errors or when a task fails. That's why it's ...
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Please help with dynamic autosave button that only halfway works?

Ive been working on this from morning to midnight (primarily studying the docs that never seem to have useful examples) only to to make very little ground. I am trying to code a dynamic button that ...
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Setting automatic dividers when merging groups

Imagine I have my code split into multiple sections, like so Suppose I now select all cells and merge them, getting Is it possible to automatic set a divider between the different code sections? I'm ...
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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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Why is my autoSave function not working?

This is not asking how to set up a timed recurring autoSave so please do not flag as already answered. The following should work but it doesn't and I cannot figure out why. While running this I made ...
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How to make a better self-closing toolbar button that always works?

My DockedCellstoolbar has a self-closing button that sometimes decides to permanently stop working on that particular notebook. closing and reopening file always ...
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Can Mathematica open a second window to an already open Notebook?

Some programs like LibreOffice or Microsoft Word provide a way to open a second window (or even a third one) to an already open document. The function in question is located there at Window>New ...
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in V 12.3, expression in notebook shakes when scrolling mouse to edit them. How to stop this effect?

I noticed in V 12.3, when trying to edit an expression in a cell, and moving/scrolling the mouse, the expression itself shakes. It seems to auto-resize or adjust while one is editing it. This does not ...
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Debugger toolbar refuses to turn off in a notebook. Not sure what to try next?

In the past I had the same problem but there was an easy solution. Just turn off at the Evaluation -> Debugger in the main menu. But this time it is completely ignored. First of all I do not know ...
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how to remove the "data resource construction notebook" banner from a notebook

At some point, today, I pressed a key combination that made the "Data Resource Construction Notebook" banner to appear at the top of the notebook. This is taking way too much screen space ...
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Why does shift-drag resizing a DateListPlot cause the line to disappear?

Start with the following plot: DateListPlot[FinancialData["IBM", "Jan. 1, 2004"]] I want to resize it to make it a bit wider, so I use SHIFT + ...
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Wolfram Engine interface in Delphi Program Code

I am unable to locate documentation on how to link the Wolfram Engine into a compiled language, specifically for Delphi code for a Delphi windows application (running in windows 10) using the Wolfram ...
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Inserting new Table/Matrix dialog in 12.2 does not work

After upgrading to 12.2 on a Linux machine, Insert->Table/Matrix->New is without any effect, i.e. the popup dialog just disappears and no table a/o matrix is inserted. Any idea or help would be ...
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How to make a responsive multi-control ui with Dynamic?

I want to create a custom ui control with interacting elements. For simplicity, assume there are going to be three Sliders, where each successive ...
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Prevent Full-Screen on Presentation Start

Because my presentation will be given remotely, and I will go in and out of presentation mode often while engaging with the audience, I do not want Mathematica to go full-screen when I click "...
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How to change Echo output font size including EchoLabel within an entire Notebook?

I am creating a notebook template. I have Input and Output font size set at 10 but the Echo font size is 12. How do I change Echo to font size of 10? I cannot find a setting for this in Option ...
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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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How to create a Palette to Edit TaggingRules for a Cell?

I am trying to find a way to append to the TaggingRules for a currently selected cell. This idea is similar to Cell->Cell Tags->Add/Remove Cell Tags, but with fields for a specific set of ...
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Hiding the result of a calculation in an interactive panel until all the inputs are entered

I created a partial fraction calculator using the Mathematica command Apart. The image below displays the value 1 before the numerator and/or denominator are entered. How can the code be fixed so that ...
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How to load a function from an external notebook that creates a docked cells toolbar?

I coded a compact toolbar in its own file nbtaskmate.nb for various common notebook tasks which I would like to load onto any notebook I might have open with a ...
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Computing and dynamically displaying the intersections of three circles

I don't understand why I get the following output: when in fact I was expecting to get $Failed, 1 or ...
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How to programmatically Evaluate Notebook (all cells in an open notebook) rather than from Evaluation menu? [duplicate]

I am working on a DockedCells toolbar for common tasks like Save, ClearAll, scrolling, etc., ...
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Has the Undo command really been settled? On version 12.1 it only works sporadically. What are some reasons it drops steps?

Although Undo has been around since version 10 (before my time) I've noticed that sometimes it works just fine up to the moment of the last ...
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How to convert function to MenuSetup.tr form

I have a function that removes any surrounding [] {} or () from the current selection of the notebook given by NotebookObject[]. ...
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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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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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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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Cannot find a way to close a toolbar. I believe it's the Templating toolbar

Today I was looking at the menu: Windows > Toolbar > Templating (and the others) which I was able to toggle show/hide but this one refuses to toggle. I hope I am not stuck with it. I noticed that ...
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Entering inline math not possible

I just noticed a problem when I tried to input an inline math cell, via "ctrl+(" this gives an unexpected beep but it is not starting inline math. Works fine in Mathematica 12.0 but not in Mathematica ...
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Construct UI for image

I am trying to build the User interface, whereby when binarize is clicked, it gives its slider and its respective MeanIntensity and StandardDeviation. The same for EdgeDetect and MorpologicalBinarize. ...
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Inlcude binarize methods in Manipulate

I would require the binarize methods in the Manipulate interface. Thanks ...
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AnimationRunning option of Animate misbehaving

This simple example gives a strange error. ...
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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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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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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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Splitting a SetterBar to multiple lines, wrapping at a given page margin?

I have 4 SetterBars linked to the same variable, and representing 593 choices in four categories. How might I get a sensical output that wraps to window or screen or some arbitrary margin? ...
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How to ask the user via Input a Function? - Wolfram Mathematica

I need to ask the user the function to make some procedures. For example, instead of having at the code f[x_] := Sqrt[1 + x]; and then ...
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Does Mathematica 12 scale with gnome display settings?

I currently have Mathematica 11.3, and while I really like the software, windows are too tiny on my laptop. My laptop has a 4K monitor, and I have to manually increase the magnification every time I ...
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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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