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Re: On which OS is Mathematica best implemented?

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  • Subject: [mg88981] Re: On which OS is Mathematica best implemented?
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 06:17:32 -0400 (EDT)
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Will Robertson wrote:
> On 2008-05-22 04:25:07 +0930, LeftCoast_Dave <I.am at nul.domain.com> said:
> 
>> On which OS is it "ahead" by and large
>> /these/ days?
> 
> Being originally written on the Mac I find its windowing metaphor makes
> more sense still on Mac OS X (there's no shortcut in Windows to cycle
> through, um, windows -- as far as I was able to tell), but in terms of
> what the program can do it's identical across all platforms. This is no
> doubt due to large parts of the program now being written in
> Mathematica itself.
> 
> Will
> 
> 
I added the following to my MENUSETUP.TR  file to provide a menu item 
for cycling through windows:

Item["Ne&xt",FrontEndExecute[Module[List[Set[ll, Notebooks[]], k],
   CompoundExpression[
     Set[ll, DeleteCases[ll,
         Condition[Pattern[s, Blank[]],
           Or[Not[Part[Options[s, WindowClickSelect], 1, 2]],
             Not[Part[Options[s, Visible], 1, 2]]]]]], Set[ll, Sort[ll]],
     Set[k, Part[Position[ll, SelectedNotebook[]], 1, 1]],
     SetSelectedNotebook[Part[Join[ll, ll], Plus[k, 
1]]]]]],MenuEvaluator->Automatic],

Needless to say, you should preserve the old version of MENUSETUP.TR 
before you try to edit it!

Because the menu item has a mnemonic, just typing Alt-X will perform the 
cycling operation.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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