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"Evaluate from top down to specific cell" Command (interface suggestion to Wolfram)

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  • Subject: [mg50953] "Evaluate from top down to specific cell" Command (interface suggestion to Wolfram)
  • From: AES/newspost <siegman at>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 03:15:23 -0400 (EDT)
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I've posted before about how handy it would be when you're debugging 
your way down through a long notebook cell by cell to have a quick way 
to Select and Evaluate from the top of the notebook down to the cell 
you're currently in, but not beyond.

Looking at the Evaluate menu command (Mac version, anyway) I note there 
are several variations on this command with different keyboard 
equivalents, and that amazingly the "Option-Enter" combination seems to 
be still un-used.

What an ideal combination for the functionality described above! -- 
"Enter" evaluates the cell you're in; "Option-Enter" evaluates all 
preceding cells and that cell.  Would Wolfram take that as a suggestion?

Also, I know I can define and save such a menu/keystroke combination 
myself as part of my own customized default setup of Mathematica, but 
I've never learned all the intricacies of doing this.  Any helpful 
expert from this group want to post a recipe for doing this?  If so, 
thanks much.

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