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Turn Off Your Connection to the MapleCloud Document Exchange

The MapleCloud Document Exchange server is a Google™-hosted server that stores all the worksheets uploaded by Maple users from their MapleCloud palettes. Maple polls the server at frequent time intervals and updates the entries in the MapleCloud palette as soon as content is uploaded.


By default, the MapleCloud palette is visible and the connection is on.  To disable the connection to the MapleCloud, you can:


Collapse the MapleCloud palette or remove the MapleCloud palette from the visible palettes.


Turn off the MapleCloud connection from the Options dialog.


Configure Maple to disable the connection to the server whenever Maple is launched.

Turn Off the Connection from the Palette

When you collapse the MapleCloud palette, the title bar of the palette becomes MapleCloud (Off), indicating the cloud connection is disabled.  To enable the connection, simply open the palette.  Removing the MapleCloud palette also disables the connection.


For more information on managing palettes, see Arranging Palettes in Your Worksheet .

Turn Off the Connection in Current and Future Maple Sessions

You can optionally turn off your connection to the MapleCloud Document Exchange server by selecting Tools > Options... (Maple > Preferences on Macintosh) and clearing the Enable cloud connection check box. When the connection to the server is turned off, no MapleCloud palette is displayed and Maple does not poll the server for new worksheets. You can turn off the connection for the current Maple session only or globally for all future sessions, in addition to the current session.


For more information, see Options Dialog - General Tab.

Turn Off the Connection When Maple is Started

Alternatively, if you are a system administrator and want to control the use of the MapleCloud Document Exchange, you can configure Maple to turn off the connection to the server as soon as Maple is launched. When Maple is launched, no MapleCloud palette is displayed, Maple does not poll the server, and the Enable cloud connection check box in the Options Dialog - General Tab is hidden from the Maple interface.




Right-click your Maple desktop icon and select Properties...


In the Target field, enter a space after the closing quotation mark and enter -nocloud.


Click OK.




At the command prompt, run the command xmaple -nocloud




Close all open Maple sessions.


Navigate to the Maple installation folder (for example /Applications/Maple_version).


Control-click the Maple application icon and select Show Package Contents from the context menu.


Search for the file called Info.plist.

Note: It is strongly recommended that you create a backup of this file.


Open the Info.plist file in a text editor and locate the Arguments section of the file. For example,



    <string>-B /Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/<Maple_version>/lib</string>



Place your cursor before the closing </string> tag.


Enter a space and enter -nocloud.


    <string>-B /Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/<Maple_version>/lib -nocloud</string>



Save your changes and then restart Maple.


Alternatively, on Macintosh platforms, you can turn off your connection by navigating to the /Library/Frameworks/Maple.framework/Versions/<Maple_version>/bin directory at a command prompt, and entering xmaple -nocloud.


For more information, see maple.

Prevent Search on the MapleCloud

Maple search results may include documents from the MapleCloud when your connection to the MapleCloud is enabled. To prevent search on the MapleCloud, do the following:


Go to the Tools > Options > General.


 Clear the check box for Enable MapleCloud Connection.

The MapleCloud connection is disabled and MapleCloud documents will not be included in search results.


See Also

The MapleCloud Document Exchange, MapleCloud Groups, Logging in to the MapleCloud Document Exchange, Sharing Worksheet Content, Viewing Shared Worksheet Content

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