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Re: trying to "install" a palette...

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  • Subject: [mg99935] Re: [mg99884] trying to "install" a palette...
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:48:59 -0400 (EDT)
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Create the palette by evaluating your code, then use File->Install and choose 
the Source the current window name for your palette (which will probably be
Untitled-n where n is some number).  It will be in the pop-up.  Then type the 
name you want the palette to be installed as in the "Install Name" and click
"Finish".  It will then be in the Palettes menu.  Once opened from the Palettes 
menu, the front end will remember to keep it open in future sessions.

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

On Mon, 18 May 2009 02:31:54 -0400 (EDT), wb at wrote:
> CreatePalette[
> Button["Delete Output", FrontEndTokenExecute["DeleteGeneratedCells"];
> FrontEndTokenExecute["Save"]]]
> When the above code is executed inside a notebook, a palette is created
> on the desktop that works (I still have to select "yes", that I want to
> delete the cells for some reason).
> But now I'd like to have this pallete come up when I start M7. The only
> help I get from Wolfram says I need to "install palette" (that's all the
> detail I get). Since the Palette menu under install gives the Clipboard
> as a source, I tried that (after copying the above code into the
> Clipboard). Nothing happens if I select "your user Mathematica base
> directory" but if I select "System-wide Mathematica directory", the
> window closes.
> Since I see no palette anywhere, I shut down and restart M7, still
> nothing.
> I put the above code in a file and saved it as xx.nb. I tried using that
> as a source, same thing happens, no palette gets installed immediately or
> when I restart.
> I've about run out of things to try. Can someone please give me a hint on
> how to install a palette -- or point me to some insructions? I simply
> can't find any help in my Wolfram HELP system.
> I'm using Win XP, M7.01.  Thanks.

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