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Re: disable default Dynamic Updating Enabled

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  • Subject: [mg115982] Re: disable default Dynamic Updating Enabled
  • From: Alistair Windsor <alistair.windsor.mailinglists at>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:13:58 -0500 (EST)

I don't know how to determine the status of DynamicUpdating but you
can change it to the other state using


If someone else can explain how to check the status then we are done ;)



On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 2:42 AM, metrologuy <takacs at> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 6:32 am, "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devr... at>
> wrote:
>> Instead of disabling dynamic updating I'd add SaveDefinitions -> True
>> to all your Manipulates. In this way the notebook remembers all the
>> necessary definitions to make the Manipulates work right from the
>> start.
>> Cheers -- Sjoerd
>> On Jan 25, 10:19 am, metrologuy <tak... at> wrote:
>> > I have been trying without success to find a way to change the default
>> > Dynamic Updating Enabled checkmark setting in the Evaluation menu. I
>> > want Mathematica to start up with this item unchecked so it doesn't
>> > cause my notebooks to hang up when I open them and scroll down to an
>> > Manipulate that has some as-yet undefined content or some leftover
>> > content from some earlier save. It is really annoying to have to wait
>> > for several minutes until the spinning beachball stops and the
>> > notebook reformats. What do I have to do to insure that this menu item
>> > gets unchecked when I start up Mathematica? There has got to be some
>> > way to change this in the init file. I am running under Mac OS 10.6.6.
>> > Thanks in advance for the help.
> Thanks for the advice, Sjoerd. It works. But in a more global context,
> how does one modify the default menu selections that are already
> checked upon starting Mathematica? There must be some way to modify a
> setting in the initialization notebook, but I haven't found how. I
> have been looking for some way to uncheck the selection with Options
> Inspector in my notebook, but I have not had any success finding the
> key. I imagine there should be some way to make the change in a given
> notebook that gets saved with the notebook, but I haven't discovered
> how to do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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