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Re: Displaying symbols palette in v3.0


  • To: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg10879] Re: Displaying symbols palette in v3.0
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh@wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:15:14 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6bpqve$aqe@smc.vnet.net>

On 10 Feb 1998, Carlos A. Felippa wrote:

> After one session with 3.0 the palette window stayed on the screen after
> Quit, and I had to close it manually.  Now it does not show up when I
> launch the program.  How can I put that display back in sync?  Both
> help and manual are not very clear in that regard.   Thanks.

There is an option in the notebook front end called AutoOpenPalettes. 
It takes on the value of a list of strings that contain the names of
the palette files that will be opened during startup.  In its virgin
state, Mathematica 3.0 starts with the option set to

		AutoOpenPalettes -> {"BasicInput.nb"}

The front end will update this option value based on what palettes are
open when the front end shuts down. 

To ensure that a palette opens upon startup, simply make sure that the
palette is open when you close the notebook front end.  If you want to
make it REALLY permanent, you can edit DefaultFrontEndInit.tr, which
resides in 

	$TopDirectory|SystemFiles|FrontEnd|TextResources|<platform>

This file contains a SetOptions[$FrontEnd, ...] expression which serves
as the template when the front end's preferences are reset by deleted
caches and front end init.m.  A setting for AutoOpenPalettes should
already be there, just update it to reflect the new value.

The front end looks for palette files based on the front end global
setting for PalettePath.  The order of the paths are

	$PreferencesDirectory|FrontEnd|Palettes
        $TopDirectory|Configuration|FrontEnd|Palettes
        $TopDirectory|SystemFiles|FrontEnd|Palettes

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P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh@wolfram.com Wolfram
Research, Inc.                  http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.




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