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Re: Instability with Dynamic content

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  • From: "Benedetto Bongiorno" <bongiob at>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 05:33:35 -0400 (EDT)
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Yes & I have discussed this with support.
Because it cannot be reproduce, no help is available.

Windows 7
Mathematica 8.04

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alexei Boulbitch [mailto:Alexei.Boulbitch at] 
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 4:43 AM
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg126193] Re: Instability with Dynamic content

I have an instability problem with Mathematica 8. The problem can occur at
apparently any time, but usually with a notebook containing Dynamic content
open. It can even occur when browsing through the Help documentation with a
notebook open in the background.

The problem manifests itself as a disappearance of the small arrow at the
bottom of the scroll bar, so I can no longer scroll down a page. The
position indicator is still present in the slider bar on the right of the
window, but when I try to move it this changes the size of the window rather
than the position in the document. Thus I am no longer able to view content
below that already visible in the window. The notebook window becomes
unresponsive to input. The problem seems to occur quite often and as I have
no other option than to restart Mathematica it is quite annoying and leads
to the loss of any unsaved work.

Unfortunately it is difficult to give an example as the problem is
intermittent and apparently random.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any thoughts on how to resolve it?



In[61]:= $Version

Out[61]= "8.0 for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) (October 6, 2011)"

Actually MS Windows 32 bit

I meet regular the same problem. I reported on this problem the last
Tuesday, my post appearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 under the subject
scrolling GUI problem.
So far I received no reply.

In my case I did not notice any relation between the dynamic content and the
scrolling problem. That is,  I met the scrolling problems in documents with
interactive dynamics, but also in documents containing no interactive
dynamics, but only regular calculations (sometimes - also quite simple) and
text. Images may have been present in problematic documents. I cannot
exclude that images were present in all documents exhibiting problems,
though it does not seem necessary.    

Regards, Alexei

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