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Re: Can't resize BasicInput Palette

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  • Subject: [mg74134] Re: Can't resize BasicInput Palette
  • From: "David Reiss" <dbreiss at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 22:02:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <et377a$qp9$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Mar 12, 5:40 am, "ME" <abcd... at nonodock.net> wrote:
> I have the student version  5.2 and I changed the size of the BasicInput
> palette and I can not change it from full screen size. Right clicking  on
> the title bar will not work because "size" is grayed out. There is no
> triangle in the corner of the window to resize either.

Open the palette.

In a notebook type and execute

notebooks=Notebooks[]

In the resulting list note what position the Basic input palette is
at.

Then, if this position is n execute

nb=notebooks[[n]]


When you have done this execute the following


SetOptions[nb,Editable->True,WindowSize->{Fit,Fit}];
SetOptions[nb,Editable->False];


This should do the trick...

However, one problem that you will most probably have will be that the
new notebook that you should type in will be created under the
palette, in which calse you can't type the above commands into it.  In
that case, if at all possible, try to drag the palette so that it is
somewhat off the screen so that you can see the notebook that you are
working in.  If this does not work, you can connect a second monitor
to your computer so that the palette is on one and the notebook is on
the other.

Failing all of this, exit Mathematica and then open the Basic Input
Palette in a text editor.  Look for the line (near the end) that says

WindowSize -> {something in curly brackets}

And change that something in curly brackets} to {Fit, Fit}, save the
file, and then restart Mathematica.  This certainly will do the trick.



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