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Topic: v9: variable name colour?
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Pier Ferd

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Registered: 12/9/10
Re: v9: variable name colour?
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:54 PM
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I am currently experiencing this problem. I just installed Mathematica 9 and all variables remain blue after being defined.



On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:10:00 AM UTC, John Fultz wrote:
> We've had some other reports of this behavior, but we haven't seen it
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> ourselves. If you or anybody else in this forum is still seeing the
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> John Fultz
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> User Interface Group
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> On Dec 3, 2012, at 3:03 AM, Gordon Robertson <grobertson@bcgsc.ca> wrote:
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> > On OS X, variable colours are now behaving as they did in v8. I've not yet
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> > identified which conditions give me the awkward always-blue variables and which give the current blue-to-black behaviour. (I'd crashed v9 and restarted it, and reopened the notebook that I'd been working on.)
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> > On 2012-12-02, at 1:03 PM, Gordon Robertson wrote:
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> > In v8 (on OS X), the name of a variable that did not have a value assigned was blue, and it changed to black when a value had been assigned to it. This was simple and very handy.
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> > After a day of using v9, all user-defined variables seem to be blue, period.
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> > Preferences | Appearance | Other offers 'Global symbols that had no value assigned' as blue by default. But if I type in and execute something simple like: aVariable=2, the variable name is blue before and after I've assigned it the value 2.
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> > I'd prefer to have a distinct colour for variable with no value assigned. Am I missing something simple? Apologies if I am.
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> > Gordon
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> > --
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> > Gordon Robertson
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> > Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
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> > BC Cancer Agency
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> > Vancouver BC Canada
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> > www.bcgsc.ca<http://www.bcgsc.ca/>





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