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Evaluate in place annoyance

I want to use the following expression to get a string value: Row[{"Enter index identifier: ", InputField[Dynamic[indexidentifier], String]}] and I also want to ...
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Distance measures on a map of a game

I have an image which my DM made of map for a DND game and I want to do two things. Click on two points on my map, then based on the key for scaling have Mathematica tell me how far apart those ...
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MapThread conflicting with DynamicModule

Cross-posted: https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/1625808 Answer posted on Wolfram Community I'm creating an interactive UI which allows the user to import data from a spreadsheet, perform ...
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Command + F suddenly does not work anymore on Mathematica 11.3

I use Mathematica v.11.3 on a MacBook Pro (end of 2013). Starting two days ago the function Find does not work anymore: when I try Cmnd+F, the menu bar becomes blue for about one second, but nothing ...
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GUI performance on OS X Mojave

I am running Mathematica 11.3 on OS X Mojave and experiencing extremely slow GUI performance. Scrolling is worse than controlling Mathematica in Linux KDE over teamviewer half around the world away, ...
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Attempting to create a toolbar with notebook tabs, unable to properly integrate functions

I recently learned that all the default Mathematica palettes were actually created in mathematica, and i have been trying to make something similar myself. And since learning that the DockedCell ...
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Remove “Template Notebook” header?

I'm not sure how this happened, but all of a sudden my notebook has an extra "Template Notebook" header, see screenshot: I'd like to remove this header and go back to the regular notebook layout. How ...
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F1 unresponsive at start up

I have Mathematica 11.3 installed on two PCs. My home PC runs Linux and does not have a problem. On my office PC (Windows 7) I find that on start up, pressing F1 to get context sensitive help is ...
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How can I create a REPL for Mathematica in Sublime Text

I would like to be able to interact with Mathematica command line interface from within Sublime Text. Sublime Text has a package called Sublime REPL that provides an interface for different ...
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How to use ? (short help of multiple functions)

I want to use ? Command in multiple functiones to make a list of quick references for the most common mathematica commands and print it as pdf. For example ...
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How to create a workbook type notebook?

I have some long workflows where the current method of sectioning and expand/collapse is becoming tedious. I would like to create a workbook type notebook; a notebook that owns fully functioning ...
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Mathematica steals focus after finishing computation

This is happening after I upgraded to 11.3. I am on Linux Mint. Whenever mathematica finishes evaluating the cells in a Notebook, if that Notebook is minimized, it will pop up and steal focus from my ...
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How to use Dynamic and Setting inside a DynamicModule?

Consider an image (img) as Using the following code I can dynamically change the value of t and see the updated components. <...
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size of images in dialogboxes [duplicate]

I am having issues with the size of multiple images in dialog boxes. I am trying to create a dialog box that handles three images (red green and blue channels obtained by a microscope) with color and ...
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Assigning variables whilst in a context

When working in a context, I would like all variable assignments to happen on symbols in the new context. This doesn't normally happen. For example, ...
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Why am I getting this suggestion? What does it even mean? [closed]

After I finished writing the following code snippet ...
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Using Mma 9 is there a quicker way (using a keyboard combination or a button) to execute a Mma program than typing Alt+V and then O? [duplicate]

Another question asks whether there is a keyboard shortcut for evaluating a notebook. The answer is yes. The quickest way that someone came up with was pressing Alt+V and then O, but the question did ...
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Pop-up appeared and then disappeared during first documentation search in 11.2

After installing Mathematica 11.2, the first time I searched for something in the help center a pop-up appeared and then disappeared. It didn't appear on a subsequent search, even if I restarted ...
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How to delete a Cell with a particular Tag in Mathematica 8?

If I have a Cell with a particular tag CellTag->"MyCell", I could delete it in Mathematica 9 or later with ...
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Suggested functions illegible

I recently updated to Mathematica 11 and now the box which suggests what function you might be typing is completely illegible: Is there any way to change the text / background color in this box or ...
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How to change window color of mathematica?

My mathematica interface changed color and became blueish. It is very hard to read it. What is the option to revert to the original color? I am on (Arch) Linux.
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Overlay two groups of controls

How can we combine two UI elements with controls such that they all work? Overlay forces you to choose which layer receives the input. Can we do both at the same ...
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SetterBar behavior

Preamble Consider a SetterBar: SetterBar[1, StringRepeat["q", #] & /@ Range@5] That is with vertical layout: ...
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How do I do calculations with data from user input?

I'm pretty new to mathematica and I'd like to create a little program that takes user input as variables which it then uses to do some calculations. I have the following code: ...
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Giving the input focus to a particular input field

A couple of versions of Mathematica ago there was discussion of how one can set focus on a particular input field: How to set focus of a dialog window? http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/...
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Deploy an interactive dynamic interface with some complex code behind

This question might have been discussed in bits and pieces already, but I couldn't find a coherent conversation about what are the best practices and strategies for deploying a moderately complex ...
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How can I define symbols but not have them show up in the front end?

I have a huge set of packages with, arguably, far too many functions. Paring down the number of functions, while a good thing to do eventually, is something I just don't want to spend the time on ...
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Why are changes to dynamic value not delivered to all GUI elements as they happen?

The widget below is just a toy that I put together so that I could ask this question. ...
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Enforcing selection of one checkbox from a group [duplicate]

Suppose I have a collection of 3 checkboxes with the restriction you can only have one box checked at anytime. If a box is already checked and the user checks a different box how can automatically ...
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How to add graphics lines in a grid?

I am creating a GUI for an application which presents a grid of check boxes. The user can check a box to display a specific part of a graphics image. The following is a simple version of a more ...
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How do I accept user input through keyboard?

In a user experiment, I wish to ask the user to rate images on a scale of 1 to 5. The user will be given instructions at the beginning of the experiment. On the screen, an image will be displayed and ...
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Zooming a list plot without writing code

I would like to know if it is possible to simply zoom in or zoom out on a list plot without writing code. I've read topics where they give code to add a scrollbar or something similar, but I just ...
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Can I evaluate the input in a cell of text? [closed]

I just started learning Mathematics, and was given a notebook. There is a cell with 'text' format, but there is one line that is a command, so I change that line into 'input' format, and press 'Shift+...
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How to create and use my own *.tr FrontEndResource and FrontEndResourceString files

Various Mathematica user interfaces are Mathematica notebook files. It seems to be quite common for these notebook files to contain only part of the information in themselves and to load different ...
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How to get Linux style copy-paste working for more than 65 characters? [duplicate]

By Linux style copy-paste I mean highlight by dragging left mouse and paste by clicking middle mouse. Doing so to copy from Mathematica 11.0 to an xterm or editor works, but after 65 characters, "\\n" ...
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Multilingual code captions for user functions

Mathematica 11 features multilingual code captions for built-in symbols. How do I define code captions in different languages for my own functions which may go into a Mathematica application/package?
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Whye does the Debugger Control Palette keep popping up? [duplicate]

The Debugger Control Palette keeps popping up on my screen. It appeared for the first time when I checked the Debugger item in the Evaluation menu. Later on I unchecked the Debugger item and I ...
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How to create a GUI notebook that loads at run time?

I am looking to create a Dynamic interface in a notebook that will load itself from one or more packages at run time when it is opened. The interface also uses DockedCells, which also must load ...
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What's the icon of Mathematica 11?

Mathematica 11 trial has been released now, and I'm eager to know what's the icon of it as Mathematica's icon is always interesting. I can only get access to Web Mathematica platform and I cannot ...
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Possible bug with Testing Notebook & messages x::y where x has an OwnValue

I think this should be considered a bug (or at least an inconvenience) and should be reported: Say you have some code generating the $RecursionLimit::reclim2 ...
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Is it possible to highlight nonconsecutive words in any given text cell?

This is a bit of a miscellaneous question, so I'm not entirely sure how to tag it properly. Windows users can use the CTRL button (and Mac users, Command if I'm not mistaken) as a sort of hotkey to ...
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How to get the output of running mathematica after loosing the interface? [closed]

I was running a mathematica code in cluster using notebook interface by remote login. Suddenly, the internet got down and I lost the connection. Also the notebook interface is lost. After getting the ...
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Using SystemDialogInput in a Manipulate expression

I want to add the select directory function in a user interface such as: ...
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Spell checking in German texts - strange behavior

This questions is about spell checking in German within Mathematica. I have encountered some strange behaviour of Mathematica's spell-checker. Words within the dictionary are sometimes marked as ...
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How to get what mouse button was pressed in EventHandler?

I'm trying to make an interface that (basically) records what mouse button was pressed inside the cell of a matrix. The code I have so far is ...
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Changing the Rotate behavior of a 3D graphics

Is it possible to change the way Mathematica rotate its 3D output graphics, when the user uses the mouse ? Here's a MWE to work with : ...
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Replacing Excel with Mathematica Using 2D Tables [closed]

Is there a methodology that would work well for replacing Excel with Mathematica? Typically I use Excel to make various lists of values with formulae that relate those values. Below is a very typical ...
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File filter in SystemDialogInput

I want to write a SystemDialogInput function that allows user to choose a file from a directory. In the directory, there are two kinds of image files: Atom images: The name of the file is in the form ...
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Unexpected behavior of Set [closed]

Set doesn't work in some conditions. ...
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Browse and Import local files with inline autocomplete? [duplicate]

Inline auto-complete is convenient: Can it be extended to browse and import local filesystem? I'm aware of the [[Experimental]] (since V 9?) AutoComplete could be used interactively with ...