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Re: Re: Package writing

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  • Subject: [mg67412] Re: [mg67372] Re: Package writing
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 06:21:47 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 03:01:27 -0400 (EDT), AES wrote:
> In article <e758hd$l7b$1 at>,
> Bruce Miller <brucem at> wrote:
>> About Autoload directories:  A file named init.m in an Autoload
>> directory will be loaded when the kernel launches.  Application
>> packages and groups of Standard AddOn packages have a subdirectory
>> named Kernel which contains an init.m file which loads the package
>> files.  One can edit or create an init.m file in an Autoload
>> directory to load packages.
>> The Getting Started booklet, Appendix 1, describes this.  If you
>> don't have the paper version handy, see
>> SpecificInforma
>> tion/FileLayout.html,
> 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?]

The NotebooksMenu option (accessible as a global option in the 
OptionInspector) holds the list of what's in the Open Recent submenu.  On 
top of that, if you click the button to the right of the option to edit the 
list, you'll see a dialog box that allows you to tweak the options of the 
things in that list, including a way to make certain files stay in the list 
permanently instead of being allowed to age and slip out of the list.


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

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