Questions tagged [windows]

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Does any know how to get the paths of current opened locations in file explorer?

Does anyone know if there is a builtin way to get all opened locations in the file explorer? Like for browsers, the browser itself remembers the last opened locations. So even if it crashes one can ...
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How to open a different process of Mathematica in Windows when opening a file with explorer

When I open any file with Mathematica in the Windows explorer, it just spaws a new window under current opened Mathematica process, using the same kernel. Is there a way to modify this default ...
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ExternalEvaluate[pySys, pyCmd] evaluates to Failure[…]

ExternalEvaluate[pySys, pyCmd] evaluates to Failure[...] every time pyCmd contains some ...
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Avoiding jiggle in palettes

I have a palette containing a Grid with dynamics. As it runs it jiggles horizontally. Here's a minimal example: ...
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Weird display usage bug by Mathematica 12 on Windows 8 - how to fix it?

Since I've upgraded to Mathematica 12 on Windows 8, this very weird behaviour has started occuring: (Essentially: the notebook area gets shrunk and minified and an unusable black area appears.) It ...
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Unable to execute Wolfram script by calling a package

I am working on a script which loads a package called test. When I try to run the same from my command line, I am seeing my input printed without execution. ...
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ExcelLink stop working after Windows 10 update

After Windows Update KB4508433 & KB4512508, ExcelLink stop to work. If I uninstall these updates, it work again, but windows return to install them... ...
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How to change the terminal size programmatically that is opened by `RunProcess`?

Why isn't the following linux command working from the RunProcess interface? I want to change the terminal size programmatically and then display the information: <...
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How to search within notebooks on Windows 10?

I have a lot of notebooks scattered in my downloads, documents and desktop folder. I have all the required locations on Windows indexing options but if I look at Advanced Options and File Types and nb ...
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Launch Kernels on Windows 10 from Raspberry Pi (linux) over SSH

I am trying to launch remote kernels on a Windows 10 PC (remote) from a Raspberry Pi 4 (Master or local). Both machines have V12 installed. On the Windows machine, I have installed OpenSSH per ...
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Mathematica (v12.0) fails to Import NASACDF (Common Data Format)

I was doing research about Mars using data from MAVEN spacecraft. The data used could be downloaded from https://lasp.colorado.edu/maven/sdc/public/data/sci/swe/l2/2017/06/. When run ...
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Using Open with a filename that contains “:”

I am writing some data to a .txt file. I am using Open[] to create the text file in the directory I want and then Write[] and WriteString[]. (I am using FileNameJoin[] to create the actual filenames). ...
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Problem with my user name

I'm trying to use the new website ("Wolfram Function Repository") and i get the following error: ...
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Get Windows registry into Mathematica as an association

Windows probably is the only operating system that has a separate database of configuration instructions and paths. The windows registry looks exactly like a giant nested association. Also probably is ...
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How do you get Mathematica to start a task in the background?

Mathematica-6, Windows-10. How do you get Mathematica to start a task in the background? Function ...
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How do I uninstall an old version of Mathematica?

My SSD is getting full, and while trying to clean it up, I found one of the largest things on here is an installation of Mathematica 10.3. As this is an outdated version, I would like to remove it, ...
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Open all documentations/help pages in a single window [closed]

1 Anyone else face this issue of Left and Right sides clipped in the Documentation center? At 100%, 75% and 50% as below 2 How can I set the documentations/help_pages to open in the same Wolfram ...
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Palettes and Notebook Windows misbehaving [closed]

I have updated to version 11.3 of Mathematica, and am now getting a bizarre problem with the palettes and some of my notebook files. The contents are shrunk relative to the window size. See below. If ...
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How do I get TexForm to work on the command line? (Windows only)

I try to run: wolframscript -code "TeXForm[""2+2""]" But I end up with: TeXForm[2+2] I am using Windows. From my research,...
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Mathematica on Windows 98

I have Windows 98 computer. I would like to know what the latest version of Mathematica which worked on Windows 98 was.
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Difference in Graphics output between Mac and Windows

This code: ...
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Is it possible to call Windows API function to Read/Write INI file directly?

I want to create a function to read or wirte windows *.ini files, so I plant to call GetPrivateProfileString and ...
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How to deal with compound command lines with RunProcess?

Given Windows DOS command input: tasklist|find /i "explorer.exe" How to pass it to ...
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FileNames[] perfomance in mathematica 8.0 and 11.3

OS - Windows. I do the following code in both Mathematica 8.0 and 11.3. In[15]:= t = FileNames["*", "Z:\\Constaint_5_min\\SPP\\Archive\\"]; // AbsoluteTiming "Z:\...
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How to properly copy an image from Mathematica?

I want to copy an image in mathematica to use in another program. E.g: im = ExampleData[{"TestImage", "House"}] When I evaluate ...
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RunProcess not working on Windows (looking for information on this problem)

I am the author of the MaTeX package, and occasionally I receive support requests from users in e-mail. By now I believe I have ironed out virtually all bugs in MaTeX, and worked around most ...
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How does one access the preferences menu on Mathematica 11.3 on Windows?

I use Mathematica on the Mac OS, and am a novice at the Windows OS. On my Mac, I can open Mathematica, then click on the "Mathematica" menu, then click on "Preferences..." to get to the preferences ...
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Wolfram Script Console Doesn't Close Automatically on Windows

I'm not exactly sure how Wolfram Scripts are supposed to work. So I wrote a simple one to configure MaTeX for me so that all I have to do is double click it on a system where I've installed ...
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Mathematica 8 on Windows 98

This is a pretty simple question. Does Mathematica 8 work on Windows 98? I would really appreciate a response. Thanks.
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Error during getting CCompilerDriver

I have Window 10, Mathematica 11.3 and Visual Studio Community 2013 (Update 5). If I try to get the package CCOmpilerDriver`, I get follow error: ...
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Can the window title be modified?

I would like to modify the window title upon initialisation so that the code base is readily identifiable, e.g. Live, Beta, Development, etc. Apparently some systems use different colours to make ...
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FindShortestTour causes kernel crash

I have contacted support, CASE:4075709 UPDATE I have received reply from wolfram support. They have confirmed that this is indeed a bug. There are lots of sets of data that can cause the Kernel to ...
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Graphics resolution issue

I have an issue with how different types of graphics are rendered alone versus in combination. If I render a simple circle like so: ...
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How to fix inconsistent font rendering under Windows?

The FrontEnd's font rendering in graphics is inconsistent under Windows (still using Win7). Sometimes small fonts are not antialiased, sometimes they are. See, for instance, the help page for ...
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To how many operating systems has Mathematica been ported? [closed]

Does Wolfram Mathematica only work with the Windows operating system?
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WM 11.3.0.0 CompilerDriver[] fails to compile a C code with VS 2017 Community

I am new at using CCompilerDriver[]. I call the C compiler from W Mathematica using recent WM 11.3 update. It successfully identifies the Visual Studio 2017, But calling compiler returns errors. <...
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Mathematica 11.3 on Windows 10 crash on startup [closed]

hoping someone may be able to provide some help with resolving this issue, I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what's causing the crash. Only started happening this morning. I launch ...
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Resize performance related to Ticks/Frame presence in Graphics

EDIT With Halirutan's help I have now a minimal example that exhibits the problem on every Windows machine I have. I have an OS/software specific problem with performance: The left one is smooth and ...
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Why is CUDALink failing?

I have a new windows 10 laptop with a discrete nvidia graphics card (all drivers up to date). The first example from the documention of CUDAFunctionLoad[] in v11.2 ...
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Obtain short path on Windows [duplicate]

Given a file system path, is there a way to obtain the short path name on Windows within Mathematica? E.g. C:\Program Files should transform to ...
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Instructions on how to setup remote kernel on Win 10

I'd like to use my home PC to help make calculations when I use my laptop at work. Both are Win 10 machines (Mathematica version: home - v11 / work - v10). I couldn't find a tutorial on how to setup a ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Have any benchmarks been published by Wolfram Research to compare the performance of Mathematica in the major operating systems (Windows 10, Linux, MacOS)? If not, has anyone here performed such ...
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How to know the real-time memory consumption value of a specified process

I'm on Windows 10, when I run my c++ program, the task manager will show the real-time memory consumption value of the .exe process. I want to plot a conditional ...
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When deleting a directory and then recreating it, how can I avoid getting these error messages? [closed]

I need to create a directory with a name which may or may not already exist, so I'm starting by checking whether it does exist and, if it does, deleting it. But I'm still getting error messages. How ...
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copy as bitmap do not work in 11.2 (was SE Uploaded do not capture cell as image (PP) in 11.2)

Update Thanks to comment by Szabolcs below. It seems the reason SEUploader do not capture image pp is that copy as bitmap do ...
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RunProcess doesn't list files on Windows

I am using Windows 10, Mathematica version 11.0.1. SetDirectory["C:\\"]; RunProcess[$SystemShell, All, "dir"] I found that ...
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Abnormal height of fractions after installation of the latest OS Windows

After installation of new Windows 10 Enterprise rel 1703, fractions in notebook have become extra high. For years, I use own external Stylesheet. Before release 1703, all Windows' ans Mathematica ...
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Wolfram Script as a Scheduled Task on Windows Server

I have a wolfram script file (.wl) that processes a csv file and generates a PDF output. I have written a PowerShell Script which checks for new input data files and runs the wolfram script file over ...
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Parallelization STOPS using all CPU power

I'm still not sure how to reproduce this, but it is certainly NOT a code-issue. I just hope I'm missing something easy, or this is a known issue with a known workaround. I have a script that uses <...
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Dare I ask: high-DPI support on Windows? [closed]

Well, given the fact that after decades of Mathematica development, it still doesn't even properly support standard Windows displays, I won't get my hopes up, but here goes: Is there anything ...