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Re: Package writing

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  • Subject: [mg67419] Re: Package writing
  • From: albert <awnl at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 06:22:09 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <e6r395$n8c$> <> <e758hd$l7b$> <e786k9$g79$>
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> Related to this vein, but separate:
> I'd still like to find a way to have user-selected Mathematica notebooks
> be immediately accessible (that is, Open-able) from the Mathematica
> Front End menu ­­ in other words a "File >> Open Recent..." extension or
> work-alike that would provide immediate access to user-added notebooks
> or notebook aliases ("favorites") that were placed in an appropriate
> library folder somewhere.
> [Is there maybe a user-accessible folder somewhere that holds the "File
>>> Open Recent..." aliases -- I assume they're aliases -- or a Prefs
> setting for how long these aliases last before they decay away?]

I didn't check the documentation for that, maybe it's described in more
detail somewhere. That information seem to be stored in a textfile init.m
within the subfolder FrontEnd of your personal Basedirectory. Where this
can be found depends on the mathematica version and OS you are using, for
5.1 you should be able to determine the file by evaluating:


The file contains a call to SetOptions and the option you are looking for is
'NotebooksMenu'. There is also an option 'AutoOpenNotebooks' which will
probably also interesting for you...



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