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Persistent addition to recently opened? Was Re: Notebooks location

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  • Subject: [mg89524] Persistent addition to recently opened? Was Re: [mg89456] Notebooks location
  • From: "W_Craig Carter" <ccarter at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:56:01 -0400 (EDT)

Hello John and Mathgroup,
This reminds me of something I tried to do about a week ago and failed.

I'm creating a directory of Gems and Solid-Advice short notebooks as a
memory aid.  I tried to hack to add this directory as a
persistent member of the "Open Menu" (e.g., Open Favorites...). My
initial efforts failed and I gave up; this thread seems to be related.

Is there a way to add a "Open Favorites..." menu item that points to a
directory?  Preferably, it wouldn't involve editing, but
if that is the only solution then fine.

Further organization of this would be useful as the number of files
begins to grow: subdirectories such as

Thanks, Craig

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:16 AM, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 03:39:35 -0400 (EDT), mante wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I recently upgraded Mathematica (5.2 -> and, because
>> of compatibility problem, I have to continue using 5.2...
>> My problem is that both versions share the same -say-  "recently loaded
>> notebooks" list.
>> Is it possible to have two separate lists (I bet the answer is YESSSS)?
>> I suspect that one should use *NotebooksMenu*, but this function is
>> quite ill-documented.
>> Thanks,
>> Claude
> You can force 5.2 and 6.0 to have a completely different set of preferences
> which would affect, among other things, the recently opened notebooks menu. In
> the Option Inspector, at the global scope, set the option "VersionedPreferences" to True.
> Sincerely,
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

W. Craig Carter

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