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Re: Front End on Mac OS X

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  • Subject: [mg35739] Re: Front End on Mac OS X
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <slhollis at>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 03:32:16 -0400 (EDT)
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Bring up the Options Inspector and show the global option values. Look 
under Cell Options > New Cell Defaults > CommonDefaultFormatTypes. Is 
"Input" set to StandardForm?

I wouldn't fret too long over this before reinstalling Mathematica. That 
should definitely cure the problem.

Selwyn Hollis
slhollis at

Matt Pillsbury wrote:
> I recently began using Mathematica 4.1 on Mac OS X, upgrading from 4.0
> running
> on Mac OS 9. One of the nice features of the OS 9 version (and the
> Linux version, and the Windows version...) was that the front end had
> a lot of nice editor functionality. It would highlight unmatched
> braces, it would auto-indent code in a pleasant manner, and so on.
> However, these features don't seem to be working in the OS X
> version--I feel like I'm editing Mathematica in Notepad.
> Is there some option I can use to turn these features on? 
> Thanks, 
> Matt Pillsbury
> --
> Matt Pillsbury
> pillsy at

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