gives the currently selected notebook in the front end.


  • SelectedNotebook returns a NotebookObject.
  • The currently selected notebook will normally have its title bar highlighted.
  • The currently selected notebook is the one to which notebookoriented menu commands in the front end will be directed. Textual commands, however, are directed to the input notebook.
  • A palette window can be a currently selected notebook but cannot normally be an input notebook.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Give the notebook object for the currently selected notebook:

Perform additional operations:

Possible Issues  (1)

Both programmed operations and user interactions can change the selected SelectedNotebook:

Introduced in 1996