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Re: Mathematica Calls Home

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  • Subject: [mg95559] Re: Mathematica Calls Home
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:48:48 -0500 (EST)

On 1/20/09 at 1:22 PM, eMartinSerrano at (E.
Martin-Serrano) wrote:

>And what about the global hooks Mathematica tries to set, probably
>on the keyboard and surely on the mouse? I prevent them from taking
>place without any apparent side effect or lack of functionality.

Another feature introduced by version 6 is the ability to
control Mathematica with a joy stick or other game controller.
Possibly by doing as you describe above, you are eliminating
this functionality. However, if all you use is an ordinary mouse
and keyboard, then I suppose the functionality you are disabling
is something you aren't using and consequently see no effect.

But why go to the trouble of disabling some set of interfaces in
the default installation? What do you gain? What harm is there
in leaving these enabled?

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