"Smart"/Silent Figure

Version (302 Bytes) by Daniel Eaton
Create or switch to a figure without it stealing focus from other windows.
Updated 3 Nov 2005

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In Windows, MATLAB R14's FIGURE behaviour can be annoying. Namely, whenever we invoke figure/figure(X), it immediately jumps to the foreground, and steals focus from whatever other window was active, preventing you from switching to other processes, the MATLAB editor window, etc... (if you are repeatedly switching between figures/displaying results in a loop). This wrapper to figure makes FIGURE silent -- ie. if you had figure X in the background, then the call figure(X) will keep that figure in the background.

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Daniel Eaton (2024). "Smart"/Silent Figure (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/8919-smart-silent-figure), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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