Quick installation for the impatient. Choose your browser below:
Chrome or Vivaldi – Install from the Chrome Web Store.
Firefox – Install Greasemonkey, then click here: m_toolbar.user.js
Safari – Install NinjaKit, reload the page, then click here: m_toolbar.user.js. Extra instructions for MacOS 10.14 below.
Detailed instructions for any browser are below....
Here is the way I do it when I have fancy standard form code I want post on Mathematica.SE
Make a copy of the cell containing the code to be posted
Convert the copied cell to raw input form
Choose Convert To > Raw InputForm from the Cell menu or from the contextual (right mouse clidk) menu
Select the code and do a normal copy (do not use ...
I was hesitating to post this at this time, but then I thought that what I currently have can be useful to people right now, while it is not clear how soon I will have it in a more complete form. Besides, I count on feedback to move this along. In particular, I want to know if it sucks and / or is full of bugs. Anyway, here goes.
I have updated the ...
LICEcap (Windows and Mac OS X) - animated GIF
LICEcap is a free utility that creates animated GIFs. Launch it, and place the frame over the area you want to record. You should probably resize the window better than I've done for this screen grab:
and press Record to start saving to a file:
The Maximum Frames Per Second setting seems to be OK at 8 - making ...
Important note: The Additional Editor Buttons Toolbar can directly be installed through the Chrome Webstore and the workaround below is not necessary any more:
Mathematica Editor-buttons for StackExchange
Workaround for Windows users with the Chrome browser
A recent update to Chrome on Windows disables extensions which do not come from the Chrome Web ...
Formatting your Question (or Answer!)
Good formatting is crucial for a better understanding of your ideas.
On all StackExchange sites you can use Markdown formatting. There is a help button at the top right of the question/answer frame where you can find a description of the available options (red arrow on the image below)
__________ You can press the ...
Search the site before asking
The Mathematica StackExchange community work hard to keep the site clean and useful. That includes closing duplicate questions and eventually deleting them.
The StackExchange's site model includes some interesting search features that you should try before asking a question.
Sometimes you will get better results by using ...
ScreenToGif is something I found Codeplex.
List of features and gif examples are on Codeplex. For convenience, I've copy/pasted the ScreenToGif feature list below:
Record your screen and save directly to a gif looped animation.
Pause and continue to record.
Move the window around to record what you want.
You can add Text,...
Editor width and Blockquotes
There are two annoying features of the default theme. The major one is the incorrect line breaks for code blocks in the editor, which makes editing multiline code blocks to fit into the site without horizontal scroll bars way too cumbersome. The minor one is the nonexistence of a proper output style and a rather disgusting color ...
I took the least resistance path. I've found StylishThemes/StackOverflow-Dark, installed Stylish and added mma.se path in options:
Isn't perfect but good enough.
The default theme is nice during the day, but after sun set, in low light conditions, or a long day in front of the screen it feels very bright. Therefore I created a dark theme that's much easier on my eyes, especially when I just want to read some posts or the chat.
It is available as MathematicaStackexchange_DarkStyle on https://userstyles.org....
QuickTime (Mac OS X) and Mathematica - animated GIF
Using the built-in QuickTime application, you can make screen recordings and then use Mathematica to convert them to animated GIFs.
Make the recording. Launch QuickTime Player, choose File>New Screen Recording, and make your recording (and keep it short!). Save the file somewhere as a .mov file.
To further automize cormullion's QuickTime solution, we can use Automator:
Where ~/Desktop/movtogif.m is the path to this .m-script:
Now, all you have to do is save the movie from QuickTime and put it in ...
Linux - animated GIF
You're spoilt for choice if you use Linux. Rather than list all the possibilities here, refer to this answer on the AskUbuntu Stack Exchange.
Byzanz (Gnome only):
Here is a Mathematica function working with byzanz.
On the right-hand side our Ask a Question page, there is a box titled How to Format. It gives condensed instructions on formatting question, mainly -- I think -- as reminders to those with some experience with the site. At the bottom right of the box there are three links to pages that provide instructions of more use to newcomers. You should follow those ...
It appears that I misunderstood your comments. I thought you were asking me how I generated and managed the set of closing comments that I use repeatedly. I have a commercial tool that let's me choose one of these comments from a menu and then places the chosen comment onto my system's clipboard. From there I just paste into the closing dialog.
I also ...