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Re: Help with the User Interface in Mathematica 5.1.1

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  • Subject: [mg57941] Re: [mg57918] Help with the User Interface in Mathematica 5.1.1
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 05:51:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Re 2.: What do you mean to have "Mathematica to start up maximized"? 
After all, you have the menu bar that, by default, stretches the full 
width of the screen at the top (at least under Windows); individual 
notebook windows; palette windows; and when necessary, the messages window.

James wrote:
>     Hi!  I'm new to Mathematica, and I'm currently working with  v5.1.1. 
> I've been searching through messages, documentation, etc... but I can't find 
> any workable solutions to what should be simple questions about the UI.  And 
> right now, I only have two:
> 
> 
> 1.  How can I set the default size for the Notebook windows?
> 
>     I've tried to set "Preferences / Notebook Options / Window Properties / 
> Window Size".  The documentation says that this is what these variables are 
> for.  But changing them doesn't seem to have any visible effect.  New 
> Notebook windows still get created at the exact same size.
> 
> 
> 
> 2.  How can I get Mathematica to start up maximized?
> 
>     It starts up *almost* maximized, but I'd like it to actually *be* 
> maximized.  Is there any way to do this?

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