Re: Sidebar Tools

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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*References*: <200906011109.HAA26024@smc.vnet.net> <200906020337.n523bGgs003742@rcf1537-4.math.umass.edu> <ade6e3170906020322y615ce683u77dc812536d873c7@mail.gmail.com>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

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. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Sidebar Tools***From:*Yuri Kandrashkin <spinalgebra@gmail.com>