This Email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Sections 2510-2521 and is legally privileged. The information contained in this Email is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distributions or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify sender
-----Original Message----- From: Alexei Boulbitch [mailto:Alexei.Boulbitch@iee.lu] Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 4:43 AM Subject: Re: Instability with Dynamic content
I have an instability problem with Mathematica 8. The problem can occur at apparently any time, but usually with a notebook containing Dynamic content open. It can even occur when browsing through the Help documentation with a notebook open in the background.
The problem manifests itself as a disappearance of the small arrow at the bottom of the scroll bar, so I can no longer scroll down a page. The position indicator is still present in the slider bar on the right of the window, but when I try to move it this changes the size of the window rather than the position in the document. Thus I am no longer able to view content below that already visible in the window. The notebook window becomes unresponsive to input. The problem seems to occur quite often and as I have no other option than to restart Mathematica it is quite annoying and leads to the loss of any unsaved work.
Unfortunately it is difficult to give an example as the problem is intermittent and apparently random.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any thoughts on how to resolve it?
Out= "8.0 for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) (October 6, 2011)"
Actually 184.108.40.206 MS Windows 32 bit
I meet regular the same problem. I reported on this problem the last Tuesday, my post appearing on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 under the subject scrolling GUI problem. So far I received no reply.
In my case I did not notice any relation between the dynamic content and the scrolling problem. That is, I met the scrolling problems in documents with interactive dynamics, but also in documents containing no interactive dynamics, but only regular calculations (sometimes - also quite simple) and text. Images may have been present in problematic documents. I cannot exclude that images were present in all documents exhibiting problems, though it does not seem necessary.