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Re: File under <Alt>F: "doesn't exist", but <Ctrl>O: no problem !

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  • Subject: [mg8585] Re: [mg8557] File under <Alt>F: "doesn't exist", but <Ctrl>O: no problem !
  • From: seanross at worldnet.att.net
  • Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 22:13:05 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Jan Holland wrote:
> 
> FIRST PROBLEM:
> ----------------------------------
> When I try to retrieve a (recently used) )file in the drop down menu
> under <Alt>F MMa 2.2 gives the answer: "doesnt exist. Create it ?"
> 
> But when I load it through <Ctrl>O there is no problem.
> 
> Directory[] gives the right directory as mentioned by <Alt>F
>         D:\WNMATH22
> Filenames[] gives the same filenames as <Ctrl>O and of which
>         some are  mentioned under <Alt>F
> 
> Also when I check through Windows 95 Explorer
> I see the files there.
> 
> init.M contains:
> (* Mathematica Init File *)
> $Path={".","D:\\WNMATH22\\","D:\\WNMATH22\\packages\\","D:\\WNMATH22\\packages\\preload\\"};
> 
> default.ma and defaults.ma only contain many times "fontset = ...."
> after
> (*^
> 
> ::[     frontEndVersion = "Microsoft Windows Mathematica Notebook Front End Version 2.2";
>         microsoftWindowsStandardFontEncoding;
>         fontset = title, "Helv", 24, L0, center, nohscroll, bold;
> 
> SECOND PROBLEM:
> ---------------------
> My MMa 2.2 often refuses to load Notebooks like "Statistics``blabla`"
> I try "<<" Need", ... but if MMa 2.2 had a bad sleep nothing works.
> Sometimes I dont have any problems.
> ------------------------
> 
> Anybody any idea what's wrong ?
> 
> TIA
> 
> Jan Holland
> email: txp at pi.net
> Jan Holland            email: txp at pi.net
> Survival is better with win-win combinations.

The "recently used files" in Mma 2.2 is broken under Windows 95.  
I don't know why the loading packages should be inconsistent, but I had
a similar problem with Mma 2.2 under windows 95 because of the
truncation of the package descriptor into a filename that must take
place.  Win 3.1 truncated the names automatically so Mma 2.2 depends on
the system to do that.  Win95 doesn't automatically truncate filenames
to 8.3.  The support people at wolfram gave me a little package to put
in my init.m that fixed the problem.


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