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Re: Palette rememberance

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  • Subject: [mg45493] Re: [mg45470] Palette rememberance
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 00:00:39 -0500 (EST)
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In addition to the information Selwyn already forwarded, you should note 
that AutoOpenPalettes only affects the behavior when Mathematica is 
launched.  If Mathematica is already running and you want palettes open, 
then you'll have to use NotebookOpen[] to open them.  Also, 
AutoOpenPalettes is looking for palettes on the PalettePath, not in 
arbitrary places on the hard drive.

If things continue not to work for you, these are the two reasons I can 
think of why there might be problems (i.e. you're not trying to affect 
startup behavior, or your palette isn't on the PalettePath).

If you continue to have problems, I'd need to understand your specific 
situation to answer your question any more clearly.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 05:20:37 -0500 (EST), Bruce W. Colletti wrote:
> How can I specify chosen standard palettes to appear when Mathematica is
> activated, even though one or more may be deactivated during a session?
> Modifying AutoOpenPalettes in Option Inspector isn't working.
> Thankx.
> Bruce
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Fultz" <jfultz at>
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> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg45493] [mg45470] [mg45454] Re: [mg45406] Palette rememberance
>> On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 04:17:12 -0500 (EST), Selwyn Hollis wrote:
>>> Should Mathematica remember ALL open palettes from one "session" to
>>> the
>>> next? Or does it remember only those in the primary path? I'm asking
>>> because one of my palettes that resides in an Addons/Applications/
>>> ...
>>> /FrontEnd/Palettes directory has stopped appearing when I start up
>>> Mathematica.
>>> Please don't tell me I need to do the cache-clearing startup thing,
>>> because last time I did that, it took me hours to get everything back
>>> to normal.
>>> -----
>>> Selwyn Hollis
>>> (edit reply-to to reply)
>> Mathematica uses the option AutoOpenPalettes to determine which
>> palettes
>> should open on startup.  This option is updated whenever you open or
>> close
>> palettes which show up in the File->Palettes menu.  So, if your
>> palette is
>> showing up there (based upon your description, I'd think it would be),
> then
>> it should work.
>> Try evaluating...
>> Options[$FrontEnd, AutoOpenPalettes]
>> and see what gets returned, which may be enlightening.
>> Sincerely,
>> John Fultz
>> jfultz at
>> User Interface Group
>> Wolfram Research, Inc.

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