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Re: Can't resize BasicInput Palette

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  • Subject: [mg74221] Re: Can't resize BasicInput Palette
  • From: "ME" <abcdefg at>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 04:00:02 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <et377a$qp9$> <et54a4$aoc$>

Thanks! You really saved me a lot of headaches. That LARGE window was 
driving me crazy.
The text edit worked perfectly and was very easy. Thanks again.

"David Reiss" <dbreiss at> wrote in message 
news:et54a4$aoc$1 at
> On Mar 12, 5:40 am, "ME" <abcd... at> 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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