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Topic: Quit is grayed out in Mathematica 8.0.4
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John Fultz

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Re: Quit is grayed out in Mathematica 8.0.4
Posted: Mar 17, 2013 7:48 PM
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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
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Mar 16, 2013, at 2:13 AM, Bob <> 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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