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Re: Quit is grayed out in Mathematica 8.0.4

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  • From: Bob Freeman <deepyogurt at>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 03:11:08 -0400 (EDT)
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Well, tried it again today and it doesn't do it now. So not sure what I did
differently this time, but since it's only did it that first time after
installing, won't worry about it unless it becomes a more serious problem
later. At least you've had other reports and it's known to be fixed in
version 9 now.

If I happen to see it again and can reproduce the behavior will let Wolfram
support know what I find.

Thanks again...


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM, John Fultz <jfultz at> wrote:

> We had a bug report on this in-house (for the Mac version only, I should
> note), and for a long time had trouble reproducing it.  We finally were
> able to reproduce it in certain cases by opening Mathematica by
> double-clicking on certain notebooks, and we believe the problem has been
> completely fixed in v9.  No new reports have come in against v9.
> But, looking back in the history of the bug report, it looks like there
> were several cases where, for some users, the specific trigger for the
> behavior could never be properly ascertained, even though we were able to
> identify the bad state Mathematica ultimately entered that disabled the
> Quit item.  So, I'd say that if you're launching Mathematica by
> double-clicking on a notebook, try not doing that.  But possibly that's not
> what you're doing, in which case I'm not sure that I have much good advice
> to offer in the way of a workaround.
> John Fultz
> jfultz at
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
> On Mar 16, 2013, at 2:13 AM, Bob <deepyogurt at> wrote:
> > I just installed Mathematica 8.0.4 on OS X Mountain Lion and noticed
> > that when I run it (without any apparent problems), now the "Quit
> > Mathematica" is greyed out and won't let me exit out of Mathematica.
> > Any ideas or suggestions? I can always force quit it, but really hate
> > to in case it causes problems.
> >
> > Thanks very much...
> >
> > -Bob
> >

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