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Re: Clever Solution, How to quickly incorporate to palette? Re:

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  • Subject: [mg89315] Re: Clever Solution, How to quickly incorporate to palette? Re:
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 00:44:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g23a4d$rj0$>

W_Craig Carter wrote:
> Hello,
> I learned something new from this clever solution---I'd like to use it
> again. However, I have a terrible memory.
> Can anyone suggest a automatic method to dynamically add "Frequently
> Used Commands" to a Palette?
> In other words, I'd like to copy and paste commands I'd like to use
> again, but don't remember, into a palette. In other other words: a
> personal bookmarked list of useful functions.
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 6:44 AM, Will Robertson <wspr81 at> wrote:
>>  SetDirectory@NotebookDirectory[]
>> This is much more pleasant than the old way of doing it before v6 :)
>> Still have to ensure I don't switch between notebooks in different
>> folders without re-running this line, but it's not generally a problem.
>> Will
I keep a notebook containing various gems that I have come across or 
discovered myself. I put each one in a separate section and try to make 
the titles represent relevant keywords. When I need it, I just search it 
with Edit/Find!

This may sound low tech, but I think it is usually more effective than a 
palette because there is a bit of context round the code. It is, of 
course, easy to clip bits of code across into whatever I am working on.

David Bailey

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