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Cannot set the tick mark direction as default

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Shin
Shin on 17 Nov 2014
Commented: Star Strider on 19 Nov 2014
I recently switched to 2014b MATLAB, and I can no longer set the axes tick mark direction as default. That is, I used to be able to set the tick mark direction 'outward' by
set(0,'defaultAxesTickDir','out');
However, this command does not work any more. When I plot a new figure, the tick mark direction always becomes inward. I can still correct the direction by
set(gca,'TickDir','out');
each time I plot a figure, but this is very inconvenient. Does anybody knows how to work around this problem?

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Doug Hull
Doug Hull on 18 Nov 2014
From our development staff:
set(groot, 'defaultAxesTickDir', 'out');
set(groot, 'defaultAxesTickDirMode', 'manual');
plot(1:10)
It is important that you set these two defaults in this order to be effective.
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 19 Nov 2014
As I read the documentation, setting any property to something other than the default automatically sets the associated ‘Mode’ setting to 'manual'. When did that change? Can TMW change it back so it does?

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Adam
Adam on 17 Nov 2014
Edited: Adam on 17 Nov 2014
Try
set( groot, 'defaultAxesTickDir', 'out' )
instead. Since graphics objects are now all actual objects rather than magic doubles the '0' handle no longer exists so groot is now the graphics root.

Shin
Shin on 17 Nov 2014
Edited: Shin on 17 Nov 2014
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, using 'groot' does not solve the problem in MATLAB 2014b. For example, please try:
set( groot, 'defaultAxesTickDir', 'out' )
figure;plot(1:5,1:5)
MATLAB still plots tick marks inward.
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Shin
Shin on 17 Nov 2014
Thanks for checking out the problem. I guess we will have to set the axes property each time we plot a figure until the bug gets fixed...

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