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Re: Dynamic palette of open notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg82920] Re: [mg82880] Dynamic palette of open notebooks
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 03:28:35 -0500 (EST)
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On Fri, 2 Nov 2007 03:28:35 -0500 (EST), bumlove at wrote:
> Howdy,
> I often have several notebooks open full screen on a second monitor.
> It would be nice to have some sort of taskbar in mathematica to switch
> between notebooks at a click (and indeed just see what I have open).
> Now it's easy enough to make a palette of open notebooks, but I can't
> figure out how to make it dynamic (in version 6.0).  That is, if I
> open or close a notebook, the palette changes automatically to reflect
> this.  Can this be done?  Does anybody have any suggestions?

The fact that Dynamic[Notebooks[]] doesn't update automatically was an oversight 
on our part.  The problem has been fixed for the next incremental release of
Mathematica, which is to say 6.0.2.  No, I can't promise a date for that, but 
you'll probably see an announcement on this forum.

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

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