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RE: New Notebook looses focus after first keystroke

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  • Subject: [mg15020] RE: [mg14984] New Notebook looses focus after first keystroke
  • From: "Jean-Marie THOMAS" <jmthomas at>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 01:30:22 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I have exactly the same problem with a version 3.0 running on my Nt4sp4
and a version 3.0.1 running on win95 at work, but only when the
notebook is in Format/Screen Style Environment/Printout. Maybe we can
expect WRI to solve this problem in the next version, and sorry for
giving you no help...

Jean-Marie THOMAS
mailto:jmthomas at
Conseil et Audit en Ingenierie de Calcul Strasbourg, France

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From: hanssen at [mailto:hanssen at] To:
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Subject: [mg15020] [mg14984] New Notebook looses focus after first keystroke

Hi, Mathgroup,

I am experiencing a new strange behaviour of Mathematica (Vers
on Windows NT  (Service Pack 3, if that matterrs).  When I open a new
notebook (File/New), the newly created  notebook immediately has the
windows focus, i.e. its title bar is blue. This is definitely, what I
want. But then, if I want to write something (e.g hello), only the
first character (in the example  'h') is entered into the new notebook.
Untiteled-1 immediately  looses focus (the title bar is  painted grey,
the focus returns to Mathematica - [Untiteled-1], i.e. to the the
parent window).

The other keystrokes of 'hello' apparently are discarded. In order to
continue writing hello into  the new notebook, I have to use the mouse,
click into the new notebook and then continue  writing. - This is
annoying. - I don't know, if this strange behaviour was always the case
or if it  is new (e.g. after manipulatging Options with

Does anybody know, how to influence this strange behaviour? Any Idea, if
there is any OptionInspector or Init.m or - item, which
controls it?

Best Regards

Dipl.-Math. Adalbert Hanszen


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