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How disable visual hinting of computation dependency

Posted 10 years ago

When you change an input and you already have some previous output, this old output will become gray, because it is not anymore connected to the new input. I find that very annoying and would like to turn it off. How can I do that?

POSTED BY: Fabian Biebl
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Posted 10 years ago

I tried it. Both commands work very well.

Thank you so much :)

POSTED BY: Fabian Biebl

Thanks Ilian. I would never have guessed that one! It takes an expert... ;-)

In case anyone makes this change and then wants to go back, you can recover the original behavior by executing:

SetOptions[$FrontEnd,  PrivateCellOptions -> {"EvaluationUnmatchedStyle" ->  "EvaluationUnmatched"}]

It's also worth noting that the "EvaluationUnmatched" style is defined in the Core.nb StyleSheet.

POSTED BY: David Reiss
SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PrivateCellOptions -> {"EvaluationUnmatchedStyle" -> {}}]
POSTED BY: Ilian Gachevski

I am not particularly annoyed by the feature. For some perspective, this is associated with the new sophisticated multiple undo/redo facility... read the following thread to learn about what went into this:

The functional reason for the greying out of the output when one edits the input is to designate visually that the output is no longer associated with the revised input. You will notice that it actually is quite clever--if you make edits to the input that has no effect on a possible output (e.g., adding some spaces) the output does not grey out.

But it would perhaps be nice in a future update to have the option of changing this behavior -- perhaps choosing the color of the change (I cannot find an option in the Option Inspector that controls this though there may be one...) or perhaps to modify the color of the output cell's cell bracket,...

POSTED BY: David Reiss

You can create the next input by copying and pasting the original input.

POSTED BY: S M Blinder
Posted 10 years ago

I do that too often anyway. This is how my files grow large and become unmanagable.

Is there no one else who is annoyed by this new "feature"?

POSTED BY: Fabian Biebl
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