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Re: Notebook interface and Wolfram-Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg117049] Re: Notebook interface and Wolfram-Alpha
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 05:38:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <il2dbk$673$>

Am 07.03.2011 11:51, schrieb Didier laplot:
> Good day,
> Mathematica 8 puts by default in the notebook a thin grey line with a
> plus sign on its left that activates a local menu allowing the
> selection of the mode of input, including Wolfram-Alpha and free-form
> input. The fact is that: 1. I have no use at all for Wolfram-Alpha or
> free-input form; and 2. I much prefer the traditional simple notebook
> interface as found in previous versions. So my question is: can we get
> rid of this "Plus" button ? I spent hours perusing through all the
> options available via Option inspector and trying a few ones without
> success so far.

This will do what you want:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], "CellInsertionPointCell" -> None]

you can also find it in the option inspector as a notebook specific
setting. I have not tested it but it should also be possible to set this
in a style sheet.



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