"Yuri Geshelin" wrote in message <email@example.com>... > "Oliver" wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > > Hi all, I've looked around for ages but cannot find a different solution. I fear there isn't one. > > > > Problem: I have a tool that batch processes data and creates loads (00's) of figures. I don't want them flashing up and getting in the way while the user is still trying to work on the machine. > > > > Current solution: > > set(fig, 'visible','off') > > saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig') > > close(fig) > > > > This is fine, however when trying to open the saved .fig file they remain invisible. > > > > I tried.... > > set(fig, 'visible','off') > > saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig') > > set(fig, 'visible','on') > > close(fig) > > > > In the hope it wouldn't be displayed, but it is. > > > > Next idea is to open the .fig using fopen and edit the file manually to set visibility to on, then re-save the edited .fig, but the data format is unknown. > > > > Any ideas how to save invisible figures, but have them open as visible? > > While seeking for a solution to my problem, I found a very easy solution to yours. It is much easier than the listener that I proposed. > > A clue: > > >> help open > > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > > OPEN is user-extensible. To open a file with the extension ".XXX", > OPEN calls the helper function OPENXXX, that is, a function > named 'OPEN', with the file extension appended. > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > > The remedy: > > 1) Locate function OPENFIG and copy it to a directory, which is found on the path before the one, in which OPENFIG resides. > 2) On the top of the code, find this line > > visible = '' > > (it goes after if nargin < 3) > > and replace it with > > visible = 'visible' > > That?s it! :) > > HTH > > PS The solution by the other Oliver (to render all plots in the same figure) may not come in handy, because > > (a) sometimes it is not easy to change the algorithm: the figure number may be a result of not trivial computation; > (b) a single figure will be seen all the time, while the objective is to get rid of all figures.