[IPython-dev] notebook questions an aesthetic details

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 15:51:47 EST 2012

I am seeing the bug with the Cell menu not causing the select box in
the toolbar to update the cell type.  I can fix this, but here is a
question:  do we even want the Cell type UI in the Cell menu with it
being in the toolbar already.  Granted, the toolbar can be hidden, but
it seems a bit redundant and verbose...



On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmm, am not seeing the ampersand problem on Chrome or Safari  (on a
> Mac).  Is there a particular sequence of keystroke that do it.  Does
> it happen for any text before the &?
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Chris Kees <cekees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On the ampersand problem: Firefox and Safari are the same. Also Safari
>> complains about not being able to access the web socket and says that I
>> won't be able to run code.
>> On the pulldown menu, I'm having trouble reproducing it right now. I know
>> that sometimes the problem is me in that I have to be more careful in
>> observing which cell is actually active when I use the menus. It's not a big
>> deal, but I'll be more careful to record my observations if I suspect this
>> is happening again.
>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:27 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Chris,
>>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Chris Kees <cekees at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Thanks a lot.  I'm on the right tack now.  I updated about two hours ago
>>> > after I read Min's email so there a couple of quirks you might want to
>>> > be on
>>> > the lookout for. For some reason when I'm inside a call to
>>> > Latex(r"""...), I
>>> > can't type an ampersand. I can paste one in but the key won't respond.
>>> > In
>>> That's really odd, I don't get that on Firefox or Chrome.  Can you
>>> refresh your Javascript cache just to make sure?  Just save your
>>> notebook, and then force a page reload.  Also, could you test on a
>>> different browser and let us know if you see any differences?
>>> > markdown or outside a string I can type an ampersand.   I also noticed
>>> > that
>>> > sometimes the markdown/code/heading doesn't seem to switch  modes even
>>> > though the pulldown indicates it has. It could just be inaccurate
>>> > pointing
>>> > and clicking on my part.
>>> Mmh, I do see a problem, not sure if it's the same you do:  If I
>>> select a new cell type from the 'Cell' menu, the cells do indeed
>>> change type, but the dropdown list in the icon toolbar isn't updating
>>> correctly anymore.  Is that the behavior you see?
>>> > Anyway, thanks again.  I feel like I'm beginning to get productive in
>>> > the
>>> > notebook.
>>> Glad to hear that.  Some inevitable growing pains, but I think we're
>>> on the right track.
>>> Cheers,
>>> f
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> Brian E. Granger
> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
> bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
bgranger at calpoly.edu and ellisonbg at gmail.com

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