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Re: disable "disable dynamic updating?"?

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  • Subject: [mg84247] Re: disable "disable dynamic updating?"?
  • From: "dabrowsa at" <dabrowsa at>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 15:38:57 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fjqjbj$6mt$> <fjtbnh$5p7$>

Thanks for your response.

I'm running version 6.0.1.  There is no advice in the "Disable Dynamic
Updating?" dialog to reset TrustedPath options.

I tried editing the setting under Preferences->System->Edit Trusted
Directories (is that what you meant?), but it seems to be having no
effect on frequent dialog boxes popping up to ask if I want dynamic
updating disabled.

Maybe you misunderstood which dialog box I'm talking about.  There are
actually two messag windows that come up.  The first is small
"progress dialog" that just says "formatting notebook contents", then
after a while longer the bigger one asking if I want to disable
dynamic updating and telling me how to turn it back on.

On Dec 14, 2:35 am, ragfield <ragfi... at> wrote:
> On Dec 13, 12:26 am, "dabro... at" <dabro... at>
> wrote:
> > How do I tell Mathematica to stop asking me if I want to "Disable
> > Dynamic Updating"?  It's really getting on my nerves.
> As is stated in the dialog you mention, edit the values of the
> TrustedPath and/or UntrustedPath options in the Preferences dialog.
> Though before doing so, please take a moment to consider the security
> implications.  If you download a notebook from an untrusted website or
> receive a notebook via email and open it, Mathematica could
> automatically execute (potentially malicious) code with no additional
> steps.  This is discussed in the tutorial/NotebookSecurity
> documentation page.
> Another option would be to simply store your notebooks somewhere
> besides your Desktop directory.  From the mentioned documentation:
> By default, the UntrustedPath option value contains the user's desktop
> folder (where web browser downloads are likely to be stored), the
> user's configuration folder (where email attachments are likely to be
> stored), and the computer's temporary directory. If the user has
> configured his or her web browser or email program to save downloaded
> files in nonstandard locations, then the user is encouraged to add
> these locations to the UntrustedPath option value.
> Yet another option would be to upgrade from 6.0.0 to 6.0.1.  6.0.1 has
> a better notion of what dynamic content is safe, and will therefore
> put up the warning dialog less frequently with the default settings.
> -Rob

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