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Options Dialog - Interface Tab

 In the Options dialog, the Interface tab allows you to change settings for specific worksheet interface features, including popups, windows, and default new file formats.
 For more information about the Options dialog and how to apply settings to current and future Maple sessions, see the Options Dialog help page.

Managing Windows

Opening Worksheets

 You can open a worksheet in a tabbed pane or in a new window.
 • From the Open worksheets in drop-down list, select from New Tab or New Window, as necessary.

 You can open a hyperlinked page in a new window, tabbed pane, or in the current window.
 • From the Open hyperlinks in drop-down list, select from New Tab, New Window, or Place of Current Worksheet, as necessary.

Display Size of Worksheet Content

 You can increase or decrease the display size of worksheet and document contents. By default, the zoom factor is set to 100%.
 • To change default zoom size, from the Default zoom drop-down list, select a zoom factor.

Worksheet Format: Modes

 Document mode provides a blank sheet for solving problems immediately in standard math. No Maple commands are required and no input prompt regions are displayed.
 Worksheet mode provides a worksheet with a Maple prompt. You can insert input regions with standard math (2-D math default) or Maple input, text regions, and Document Blocks.
 • From the Default format for new worksheets drop-down list, select Document or Worksheet.

Arrangement of Math Context Menus

 You can control the length of the context-sensitive menus for mathematical expressions.  By default, Maple uses the Best fit for this screen.  For smaller screens, additional context menu selections can be found under More...  You can set this feature manually.
 • To see the long form of the context menu, select Standard.
 • To see the condensed form of the context menu, select Condensed.

Open Worksheet at Startup

 You can select the worksheet that Maple will display as a start page. To use the default Start page, select Default home page. If you want to use a worksheet other than the default Start page, select Specified worksheet. To use a blank worksheet as the Start page, select New, blank. For more information on configuring the Start page, see Working with the Maple Start Page.

Underscore Entry

 By default, in 2-D math the underscore key (_) inserts an underscore symbol.  Prior to Maple 17, the underscore key moved your cursor to the subscript position.  You can obtain this behavior again by changing this option.
 • To set the underscore key to insert a subscript, from the Underscore Entry drop-down list, select Inserts non-atomic subscript.
 Note: If you select the Inserts non-atomic subscript option, the normal shortcut key to create a literal subscript is not available.  However, you can still create a variable with a literal subscript using either of these methods:
 • Using the atomic variable entry in the Expression palette
 • Entering the variable, selecting it, and selecting the Format > Convert To > Atomic Variable menu option
 For more information on subscripts, see 2-D Math Shortcut Keys.

Remember Plot Attributes

 By default, Maple remembers some plot attributes that are applied using the plot context menu, plot menu, or drawing tools upon re-executing the plot command. This feature only applies to 2-D plots.
 • To disable this feature, clear the Remember plot attributes when re-executing check box.
 For information about which plot attributes are remembered, see Plot Attributes.

Show:

Large Toolbar Icons

 Changes the size of the toolbar buttons.
 Small icons are displayed by default.

 • To display large icons, select the Large toolbar icons check box.

Tool Tips

 • To show popup tool tips when the cursor hovers over a toolbar icon, select the Tools tips check box.

 • To show popup menu tips when the cursor hovers over a menu or submenu item, select the Menu tips check box.
 Note: Menu tips only appear when both the Menu Tips and Tool Tips check boxes are selected.

Hyperlink Target Tool Tips

 • To display target information when your mouse travels over a hyperlink in a help page or document, select the Hyperlink target tool tips check box.

Quick Help Popup on New Documents

 By default, Maple displays a Quick Help popup each time a new worksheet or document is opened.
 • To disable this feature, clear the Quick Help popup on new documents check box.

Automatic Command Completion

 By default, automatic command completion is enabled. Maple matches your entry with Maple packages, commands, and functions.
 • To disable this feature, clear the Automatic command completion check box.

Mathematical Dictionary PopUps

 By default, short dictionary definitions are displayed as popups.
 • To disable this feature, clear the Mathematical Dictionary popups check box.

Bracket Matching

 By default, matching brackets and matching quotes are highlighted for your information as you enter commands. Bracket matching and quote matching are available for both Maple (1-D) and Math (2-D) executable input formats. The bracket matching feature applies to ( ), [ ], and { } brackets, but not < > brackets. The quote matching feature applies to single ' and double " quotes.

Maple Input (1-D Math)

 When the caret is positioned next to a bracket (or quote), a rectangular highlight is displayed around the matching bracket (or quote).

Math Input (2-D Math)

 When the caret is positioned within a set of brackets or quotes, the contents of that set of brackets or quotes is underlined with a flashing gray line.
 • To disable this feature, clear the Bracket matching check box.

Smart Operators

This option controls how Maple interprets an input with two adjacent terms surrounded by parentheses (for example, (x + y)(t - v)). Maple can interpret this either as the multiplication of the two terms in parentheses or as an algebra of functional operators and their input (see Functions and Examples of Functional Operators).

This option applies to 2-D Math input only.

To interpret adjacent terms in parentheses as multiplicaton (the default):

 1 Select the Smart operators check box.
 2 Select either Apply to Session or Apply Globally.

As you type, Maple automatically inserts a multiplication symbol($\cdot$) between the closing parenthesis of the first term and the opening parenthesis of the second term to show that this is multiplication.

To have adjacent terms in parentheses treated as operators and input:

 1 Clear the Smart operators check box.
 2 Select either Apply to Session or Apply Globally.

Maple does not insert a multiplication symbol between the closing and opening parentheses of the first and second terms. The input is interpreted as an algebraic operation of the operators in the first term, with each operator using the second term as its input. For more information, see 2-D Math Details.

Multiple Help Navigators

 By default, only one Help Navigator opens per session.
 • To allow more than one help navigator to be open in a session, select the Multiple Help Navigators check box.

Confirmation Dialogs

 By default, confirmation dialogs are displayed when certain actions are undertaken. For example, when you click the Restart button on the toolbar, a confirmation dialog warns you that Maple clears its internal memory and that you have the option of canceling this action. The following check boxes are associated with confirmation dialogs:
 • Restart Warning - dialog warns you that Maple clears its internal memory during a restart.
 • Close Multiple Tabs - dialog warns you that multiple tabs, that is, multiple worksheets are open when you are about to close the application. You have the option of saving the worksheets before closing the application.
 • Open Hyperlink Options - dialog allows you to select where a new worksheet will open: in place of current worksheet, in a new tab, in a new window.
 • Autoexecute Disabled - dialog warns you that the autoexecute feature is disabled.
 • RTF Copy Warning (Windows only) - dialog warns you that you are about to copy a large selection in a worksheet. As such, processing time will increase.
 • Maple T.A. Content Paste Warning - dialog warns you that the worksheet contains special sections when exporting for use with Maple T.A.
 • Save Large Calculations - dialog explains that references to large computation results are displayed in summary form. Saving the complete results allows further computation of these objects, but results in a larger file. If you do not save these results, large matrices must be explicitly reconstructed by re-executing the applicable parts of the worksheet or by re-importing the data.
 • Read-Only Warning - dialog warns you that the file is read-only, and you will not be able to save any changes.
 • Software Renderer Warning -dialog warns you that Maple cannot find a suitable hardware renderer for your 3-D plot.
 • Upload Warning - dialog warns you that the current document will be uploaded to the MapleCloud Document Exchange.
 If you do not require confirmation dialogs displayed during your Maple session, click Confirmation Dialogs. The Confirmation Dialog window opens. Clear the appropriate check boxes and click Apply Globally.