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Re: Sidebar Tools

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  • Subject: [mg100414] Re: [mg100336] Sidebar Tools
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:09:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I moved the SidebarAutoload from the Autoload subdirectory of 
$UserBaseDirectory (= $BaseDirectory) into the Autoload directory of 
$InstallationDirectory\SystemFiles and restarted Mathematica 7.0.1 with 
a clean cache.

Now NONE of the Sidebar menu additions appear!

Yuri Kandrashkin wrote:
> I have just checked the version I have put on web.
> The is no problem with the configuration on my PC with OS Windows.
> I am not sure but it seems that Mathematica loads the configuration file twice.
> May be this is because of $BaseDirectory and $UserBaseDirectory are the same.
> Can you put the autoloading files into the Mathematica installation directory?
> 
> 2009/6/2, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>:
>> Something's wrong with the Sidebar configuration: After I extract the
>>  Sidebar subdirectory of the Sidebar main directory to Applications and
>>  then extract the SidebarAutoload subdirectory to the Autoload
>>  directory, I now get each Sidebar menu entry appearing twice:
>>
>>   - in the Help menu, the three entries Sidebar, Inform, TOC
>>   - in the Edit menu, Copy to Stack
>>   - in Evaluation menu, Kernel Quit Command
>>
>>  This is with Mathematica 7.0.1.
>>
>>  The extracted Sidebar directories are in $UserBaseDirectory, as
>>  instructed in Installation.nb.  However, $UserBaseDirectory has the
>>  same value as $BaseDirectory.  (This is on a single-user Windows
>>  system, where I utterly refuse to store user-specific Mathematica
>>  files under C:\Documents and Settings, since the latter is on the same
>>  partition as the OS (a madness that only Bill Gates can explain).
>>
>>  How can this be fixed?
>>
>>  (From time to time I've seen similar issues with StyleSheets,
>>  Palettes, and even the legacy HelpBrower, where duplicate entries
>>  would appear.  The bug with StyleSheets and Palettes seems to have
>>  been fixed as of Mathematica 6.x or 7.x, but the corresponding bug
>>  with the legacy HelpBrowser persists.)
>>
>>
>>  >
>>  > I have updated the package Sidebar`.
>>  > It includes several interactive tools to control, to navigate, and to
>>  > trace notebook changes.
>>  > Main properties of Sidebar` palettes include:
>>  > - Navigation between the arbitrary selected places in the notebooks
>>  > - Automatic preserving of the notebook modified cells
>>  > - Notebook clearing, backuping etc.
>>  > - Generation of the active table of contents (TOC)
>>  > - Work with the group of choosen sections/subsections of the notebook
>>  > (selection, evaluation, hiding, revealing)
>>  > - Clipboard stack
>>  > - Symbol information window
>>  > - Tracing graphics coordinates and the evaluation time
>>  > - Easy access to special notebooks (ToDo, Memo, Code)
>>  > - Few more functions, like comparing of two cells of the notebook,
>>  > locking/unlocking etc
>>  >
>>  > It works OK for me but it is still experimental.
>>  > Please be careful when you start to use it!
>>  >
>>  > The package link
>>  > http://sites.google.com/site/qstate/
>>  >
>>  > Sincerely,
>>  > Yuri Kandrashkin
>>  >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>   Murray Eisenberg                       Internet:  murray at math.umass.edu
>>   Mathematics & Statistics Dept.            Voice:  413-545-2859 (W)
>>   University of Massachusetts                       413-549-1020 (H)
>>   Amherst, MA 01003                           Fax:  413-545-1801
>>
> 
> 

-- 
Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
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