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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111660] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 05:14:24 -0400 (EDT)
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On 07/08/10 11:22, Mihail wrote:
> On Aug 6, 2:56 pm, Murray Eisenberg<mur... at math.umass.edu>  wrote:
>> What iwould you want in the Mathematica front end that could be more
>> user-friendly? In what ways do you find it currently unfriendly?
>>
>> What has been added to the front end over several versions is absolutely
>> awesome.
>>
>> But perhaps you're thinking of such things as automatic backup, or
>> multiple-level undo and redo.
>>
>> On 8/5/2010 7:00 AM, Mihail wrote:
>>
>>> Will a graphic user interface be more friendly in new version of
>>> Mathematica?
>>
>> --
>> Murray Eisenberg                     mur... at math.umas=
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> Yes, I think of such things as automatic backup, or multiple-level
> undo and redo.
> I would like to see more powerful organization of palettes and
> notebooks. Organization of palettes may be look like the ribbon
> interface in MS Office 2007. Organization of notebooks may be look
> like tabs in Google Chrome or Firefox. Notebooks and palettes will be
> able to dock and undock. The code editor will be able to highlight
> brackets. The highlighting looks like in Workbench 2. The selection of
> code works like the selection for normal text without expansion. The
> expansion appears when I try deselect the selection. The 'complete
> selection' works like in such manner:
> 1) I type something for example 'ListL' .
> 2) I press Ctrl+K  (complete selection).
> 3) I continue type and 'complete selection list' interactive suggests
> an end of word.
> The powerful tooltip appears when I type the function arguments and
> powerful 'complete selection list' appears for function arguments.
>
A multi-level UNDO would be VERY valuable - it seems to be a perpetual 
WRI blindspot :(

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


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