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Re: beep after calculation

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg14562] Re: beep after calculation
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 03:07:32 -0500
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <719gad$leg@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 29 Oct 1998, Alban Tsui wrote:

> Does anyone know how to make mathematica v3.0.0 and above to beep after
> a calculation? It was an option in the menu in earlier version but
> somehow it seems to disappear. It is very useful for doing a long
> calculation so that I can go away to do something else and the beep can
> signal the end of a calculation and save me from keeping going back to
> the screen and check.

This behavior is controlled by the option EvaluationCompletionAction.

To enable this setting for the front end in general, evaluate the
following command:

  SetOptions[$FrontEnd, EvaluationCompletionAction -> {"Beep"}]

If you just want it to apply to the current working notebook, evaluate
the following command in that notebook:

  SetOptions[SelectedNotebook, EvaluationCompletionAction -> {"Beep"}]

This option may also be modified using the front end Option Inspector
dialog with the scope indicator set to "global" or "notebook"
respectively.

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



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