Manipulating the Front End from the Kernel
Manipulating global options in the front end. Just like cells and notebooks, the complete Wolfram System front end has various options, which you can look at and manipulate from the kernel.
This gives the object corresponding to the front end currently in use:
This gives the current directory used by the front end for notebook files:
NotebookBrowseDirectory (system dependent ) the default directory for opening and saving notebook files
NotebookPath (system dependent ) the path to search when trying to open notebooks
Language "English" default language for text
MessageOptions (list of settings ) how to handle various help and warning messages A few global options for the Wolfram System front end. By using you can effectively input to the front end any ordinary text that you can enter on the keyboard. NotebookWrite allows you to send from the kernel any command that the front end can execute. These commands include both menu items and control sequences. FrontEndTokenExecute Executing a named command in the front end.
"Indent" indent all selected lines by one tab
"NotebookStatisticsDialog" display statistics about the current notebook
"OpenCloseGroup" toggle a cell group between open and closed
"CellSplit" split a cell in two at the current insertion point
"DuplicatePreviousInput" create a new cell which is a duplicate of the nearest input cell above
"FindDialog" bring up the Find dialog
"ColorSelectorDialog" bring up the Color Selector dialog
"GraphicsAlign" align selected graphics
"CompleteSelection" complete the command name that is the current selection
A few named commands that can be given to the front end. These commands usually correspond to menu items.