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TextAlignment option broken in 13.1 on MacOS 13.0.1 (Reported to Wolfram)

All of the cells in my notebooks that have the option TextAlignment->Center are broken since updating to MM 13.1. It seems that the TextAlignment option does not update correctly as I change the ...
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Collapsable Vertical Bars to BOLDLY indicate what Constitutes a Cell Group

Group openers are helpful as they tell the user if a cell group is open or not. Cell brackets give even more information as they also display what constitutes the cell group. The latter is very ...
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How to use NotebookDynamicExpression on a timed event

I have a few questions for how the feature NotebookDynamicExpression was used in ResourceFunction[SetNotebookAutoSaveTime]. Below is the entire definition: ...
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Dynamic 2-state toggle button difficulty returning to original state

I had this working fine this morning, but I proceeded to refactor, and somehow I cannot get it to toggle like before. It does initialize, and it does go from state-1 to state-2 but not back to state-1....
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A very simple Dynamic Button label is not updating when state changes

Just when I thought I had Dynamic tackled for most non-complex controls, this comes along and makes a mockery of me. So what the ...
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How can a Style Cell be safely programmatically appended to the Notebook Stylesheet at (Format -> Edit -> Stylesheet)

The purpose of this is to append a DockedCell style definition to the list of cells inside Edit Stylesheet without deleting any ...
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Cannot find DockedCells with Cells or NotebookFind

Request 1: A workaround for Cells or NotebookFind needs to be found for locating and returning the ...
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Create a dialog inside a palette

I am trying to get better at UI programming, by building a simple greeting. The user is asked to type his name in a prompt, and Mathematica will then print a greeting using his name: What is your ...
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Making Interactive Lists Using Popup Menus

I'm having trouble making a popup menu that will select a value and input it into a new list/edit a defined list. I would like a nested list to be edited using the pop-up menus without duplicate lists ...
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How can I make the vertices of a tree graph clickable?

Would it be possible to make the vertices of a tree graph clickable, executing a function when clicked? Specifically, I am using Mathematica / the Wolfram Language to prototype a modern, microtonal ...
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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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How to use Switch with a nested TabView?

Good morning everyone. I am making a menu with multiple options using TabView and Switch, however, there are also sub-options so I needed to use nested TabView, but the problem is with Swith that it ...
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PercentForm in SetterBar Labels

I want to have the numbers that a SetterBar displays for the user to select to appear as percentages. For example, the following code should have percentages not ...
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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 can I add a vertical spacing in a `CheckboxBar`?

I have an example here from the solution of @krasten 7. In this I would like some vertical spacing between the checkboxes. Any ideas? ...
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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 attach output from Button function to bottom of Tabview output

My question is best explained with a simple example. Lets suppose we have: ...
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How to toggle graphics in a ClickPane

I am trying to make a simple hundred chart with squares that will toggle on and off when clicked. I have a start, I can click to fill a square, but have no idea how to click on a filled square and &...
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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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IntervalSlider inside Manipulate

I try to implement a Manipulate control to draw a partial circle. For now, I have a ParametricPlot with fixed lower and upper ...
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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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Removing left margin for SlideShow

I would like to have a simple presentation with visualisations in Manipulate. For this purpose, I am using the toolbar from Palettes -> Classic Slide Shows. What I want is basically the whole ...
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Conditional tab view

I'd like to create a tabview with conditions on it, rather than put the tabview inside an If statement, to reduce the length of my code. i.e. ...
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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[]. ...