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Re: Mathematica loosing input focus all the time

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  • Subject: [mg19195] Re: [mg19138] Mathematica loosing input focus all the time
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 02:52:51 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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I believe that you either have your working environment set
to "Printout" or you have "Show Page Breaks" turned on (which
sets the working environment to "Printout" as a side effect).
This focus-shifting is a known bug that occurs when you have
the working environment set to "Printout".

For future enlightenment, here's a way you can tell what
oddball options you might have set.  Open the option
inspector, set the scope appropriately (i.e. to Global
if you want to see options you set there, or to Notebook
to see option settings attached to a particular notebook),
and change the right-most drop-down item from "by category"
to "as text".

This will show in a Mathematica list exactly what options
are *different* from the defaults at the current scope
(it will also show options which are the same, but were
set explicitly at that scope).  Deleting an option setting
from here will return the option to its default value.


John Fultz
jfultz at
Front End Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

Henrik Weimer wrote:
> Hello!
> I am using Mathematica 3.0.1 under Windows NT. I fiddled with a few of
> the 10 gezillion options in option inspector and now, whenever I am
> trying to type in some text into a Mathematica notebook, the input focus
> is lost from the notebook window I am typing in.
> This happens whenever I hit return. The input focus pops to the
> Mathematica main menu bar instead and all further text input is ignored
> until Iclick with the mouse back into the notebook window.
> Does anybody know how to reset this? It must be caused by some
> modification to the stylesheet that I made. In partcular this does not
> happen on notebooks using one of Mathematica's stylesheets.
> Desperate and forever thankful,
>       Henrik

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