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Re: About Front End

Tomas Garza wrote:
> What platform are you using? Proper installation of Mathematica (Windows 98,
> and I guess other platforms too) leaves an icon on the desktop. Clicking (or
> double clicking) on this icon starts Mathematica all right.
> Tomas Garza
> Mexico City
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sergio Rojas" <sergio_r at>
To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg35040]  About Front End
> > Hello there,
> >
> >  When starting the mathematica front end (which is started executing the
> > command "mathematica"), the mouse pointer is shown as a "hand" that does
> not
> > allow me to do nothing, except to move the page around with the mouse. How
> > can I toggle that behavior of the mouse to show a more useful pointer?
> >
> > Sergio
> >

To Sergio: You have to switch off num-lock to get out of this mode. This
is indeed a feature, not a bug.

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