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Re: RE: New Notebook looses focus after first keystroke

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  • Subject: [mg15027] Re: [mg15022] RE: [mg14984] New Notebook looses focus after first keystroke
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 04:12:15 -0500
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This also happens for W95  if you use Help even without page breaks. 
Open up the help window scroll around a bit or do a search, when you
click back on the original NB and type, the NB immediately looses
focus.  Very irritating.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ersek, Ted R <ErsekTR at> To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg15027] [mg15022] RE: [mg14984] New Notebook looses focus after first

>Adalbert Hanszen had a problem where the notebook looses focus.
>Using Ver 3.0.1.x this will happen if you have Page Breaks displayed.
>Check under the Format menu and ensure PageBreaks displayed is not
>selected. However, your problem may be attributed to some cause I don't
>know about.
>Ted Ersek
>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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