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Notebook & Interface Customization
Mathematica has over a thousand options that allow full control over every aspect of its interface. These options can be set interactively from menus, defined in stylesheets, or manipulated programmatically using Mathematica's symbolic programming capabilities.
General Customization Menus
Preferences set global preferences such as syntax coloring
Option Inspector all notebook and interface options, settable at various levels
FormatStylesheet pick a stylesheet for a notebook
FormatEdit Stylesheet edit a complete or cascading stylesheet
EvaluationNotebook's Default Context localize everything by notebook, cell, ...
Notebook's Kernel specify the local or remote kernel to use for evaluation
Options, SetOptions programmatically find and set all notebook options