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Programmatic Notebook & Interface Customization
Mathematica's unified architecture allows every aspect of Mathematica's interface to be controlled and specified programmatically using the symbolic constructs and functions of the Mathematica language.
Options find option settings for any aspect of a notebook or the Mathematica interface
SetOptions set any of over a thousand possible options
    
$FrontEnd symbolic object representing the complete Mathematica front end
$FrontEndSession symbolic object for the current Mathematica session
    
    
CurrentValue find dynamically updated interface values
    
FrontEndTokenExecute execute a menu-like front end command
FrontEndExecute send an expression to be executed by the front end
    
UsingFrontEnd execute kernel commands using a front end if necessary
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