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Re: Right-clicking on animation crashes Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg123965] Re: Right-clicking on animation crashes Mathematica
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 05:24:55 -0500 (EST)
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Wolfram Research Technical Support filed a bug on this a couple of weeks ago
based upon a user query sent via a Japanese reseller (which may or may not have 
come from you...I can't tell).  I reproduced and fixed the bug in the 
development version of Mathematica last week, and the bug fix should show up in 
the next major release of Mathematica.

The crash can be worked around by wrapping the animation in an EventHandler
which prevents the context menu from coming up.  E.g.,

 Animate[Graphics3D[Point[{0, p, 0}]], {p, 1, 3}], {"MouseUp", 2} :> 

Which doesn't help much if you actually wanted the contextual menu, but it does 
prevent stray clicks from crashing the system if that's a problem for you.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Sun, 1 Jan 2012 02:25:59 -0500 (EST), Ulvi Yurtsever wrote:
> Can anyone reproduce the following?
> In Mathematica  8.04 in Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-clicking on
> an animation while it is running crashes the entire Mathematica
> session (kernel and front-end).

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