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is a notebook option that specifies the type of frame to draw around the window in which the notebook is displayed on the screen.
  • Typical possible settings are:
"Frameless"an ordinary window with no frame
"Generic"a window with a generic border
"ModalDialog"a modal dialog box window
"ModelessDialog"a modeless dialog box window
"MovableModalDialog"a movable modal dialog box window
"Normal"an ordinary window
"Palette"a palette window
"ThinFrame"an ordinary window with a thin frame
  • The details of how particular types of frames are rendered may differ from one computer system to another.
  • Settings for WindowFrame affect only the appearance of a window, and not any of its other characteristics.
Create windows with various frames:
Create windows with various frames:
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