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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 ...
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Plot with two phases: user input phase and animated plot phase

Here I present what I created: ...
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Display intersection points between a curve and a line on plot

Does anyone know how to make a plot display (permanently and/or as tooltips) both the labels and values of the intersection points?
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Help with a Mathematica front end touchscreen problem

I really like using my Windows 10 touchscreen to move around in websites, documents, etc. It doesn't work in Mathematica. Can that be fixed by changing a global notebook setting, or is it something ...
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How to disable user-interaction with Notebook during manipulating it from the Kernel?

When manipulating a Notebook from the Kernel using such functions as NotebookLocate, SelectionMove, ...
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Creating “detached” plots

Is it possible to create detached interactive plots in Mathematica like those in MATLAB, Jupyter (IPython), etc. rather than inline ones? This is an interactive GIF from Rodeo IDE for Python as an ...
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How to keep Mouseover visible while control has focus/cursor?

I have a DateObject and InputField that I am using to collect an inputted date. Mouseover ...
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How to auto-run user-interface in Player Pro

I am about to start constructing a UI that will be run with Player Pro. I have created the following notebook and marked it cells as initialization cells. ...
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How can I remove a horizontal line I inserted into my notebook?

Inserted a horizontal line with Right click > Insert > Thin Horizontal Line. Cannot see a way to remove such a line. Help!
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How to use MakeExpression in terminal?

This is in continuation to the question in Infix form of PutAppend ( >>> ) does not work with variable. I was trying to use ...
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Shared variables between notebooks using the same kernel not working in mathematica 10.1?

I am trying to access the variables over two Mathematica documents, this works fine when I use Mathematica 9 but when I attempt to do the same on 10.1 it doesn't work. I have set both notebooks to ...
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Difference between the CLI and the GUI version of Mathematica [closed]

I have been trying to find out how much faster Mathematica is in CLI than in GUI, and with lack of success in finding any information about it, I decided to crowdsource my quest for this piece of ...
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Can I disable specific items in a PopupMenu control?

I have a PopupMenu in a Manipulate with items in it that are inapplicable in some cases, and rather than removing them, I would ...
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Is there any Mathematica functionality enabling its use for the blind?

A colleague of mine has become blind as the result of a sudden medical misfortune. We want to help him to feel useful and active again. We, however, still cannot determine what can be done and to what ...
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Making an application based on user input

I purchased Mathematica a few days ago, and although I am a mathematician, my programming and Mathematica knowledge is close to zero. So please help and point me to some resources for the following ...
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Writing Assistant is always on top

Title explains it. Even when I am asking this question on google chrome, Writing assistant is still on the screen.
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Identifying locations of entries in an array

If I’ve got a big array displayed in Mathematica, is there a way for me to select a particular location on the screen and have Mathematica tell me “You’ve selected the entry in row 137 and column 92” (...
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Why does having many Print statements slow down my code?

I have a code that I need to debug. I have put a Print[] into it that should give about 10^4 prints for table entries. I know that 10^4 is large, and this exposes ...
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Modifying generalized input so there is no default input

I'm currently working on a demonstration and attempting to utilize the Interpretation command based on the example provided in the "Generalized Input" tutorial here....
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Is it possible to use FormObjects and FormFunction in a stand-alone notebook?

I have been looking at the FormObject and FormFunction. Can FormObject and ...