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Re: Finding Front-End Options

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  • Subject: [mg23804] Re: Finding Front-End Options
  • From: "Drago Ganic" <drago.ganic at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 03:00:07 -0400 (EDT)
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Ted !!!

I discovered the same feature some time ago. The really important thing with this feature is that it is *not* case sensitive.

Unfortunately the "Complete Selection" [Ctrl-K] feature *is* case sensitive. For example when I 
write "note" and hit Ctrl-K I don't get anything. That is maybe a good feature [build-in names begin with uppercase].
But when I write "Note", hit Ctrl+K I get quite a long list of built-in names. In this list I cannot find "NotebookPath". But  at the right bottom corner of the "Command Completion" window there is an arrow indicating there are more symbols. If I hit "p" I don't get anything. I *have* to hit "P" to get "NotebookPath" among other "NotebookP*" symbols.

In my opinion it would be nice that "Complete Selection" is not case sensitive _after_ the "Command Completition" window is popped up. 

Greetings from Croatia,
Drago Ganic

"Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at> wrote in message news:8hfd81$hgf at
> Suppose you are looking for a Front-End option that has something to do with
> Margins, but you don't know what it's called. What are you to do?  
> I accidentally discovered that you can go in the Option Inspector and type 
>  Margin 
> in the 'Lookup' prompt and press Ent, Ent, Ent, ...  
> The Option Inspector will take you through every option with the word
> Margin!  Now that I know about this trick I have to wonder why I didn't try
> it before. 
> This works in Version 3 and Version 4 (under MS-Windows). I hope it works
> with other platforms as well.
> -----------
> Depending what you are looking for you may need to first select 
> 'Show option values for notebook' or
> 'Show option values for global'.
> ------------
> Instead you could use my (Info3.m) or (Infor4.m) package which I wrote long
> before I discovered the above trick. You can down load this package from 
> --------------------
> Regards,
> Ted Ersek
> Mathematica tips, tricks are at
> ***  For now the down loaded notebook looks much better than the HTML
> version.  ***

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