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Re: Re: Notebooks location

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  • Subject: [mg89526] Re: [mg89497] Re: [mg89456] Notebooks location
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:56:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Which reminds me:  What about including some mechanism so that the 
following could vary from one Mathematica version to another when more 
than one is installed?


Preferably, these would have the usual default values but could be 
overridden for all installations by explicit environment variable 
settings, and the environment variable settings and default values could 
both be overridden by settings within OptionInspector (assuming 
VersionedPreferences is set to True).

Would this add undue overhead, or is it a slight overhead that is worth it?

John Fultz 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.

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