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Topic: When can Mathematica have a decent Find dialogue?
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yehuda ben-shimol

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Re: When can Mathematica have a decent Find dialogue?
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 3:52 AM
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Couldn't agree more
y

and have their own find code (activated instead of the built-in version
> by modifying the MENUSETUP.TR file).
>
> I tend to use a lot of extra characters, such as \[Breve], and it is a
> real pain to include these in a search string using the built-in
> facility. However, my search box is a small notebook, so I can use all
> the usual methods to enter these characters.
>
> I agree with you, and, more generally, I think Wolfram Research tends
> make two strategic errors:
>
> 1) They ignore convenience features like this, in favour of much more
> elaborate extensions to the software.
>
> 2) They seem to expect everyone to use the Workbench to get the best
> out of the software. I think this is unreasonable because many
> experienced users like to continue using a single frontend for
> everything, and it really is unreasonable to expect beginners to learn
> two interfaces in order to use Mathematica effectively!
>
> David Bailey
> http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
>
> I suspect a lot of the people here, either use Workbench, or do as I do,






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