File Browser Drag and Drop
Once you find files in the file browser, you can quickly incorporate them into patchers by dragging them. Files can be dragged into patchers as well as onto objects. Below are some common tasks you can accomplish with drag and drop.
Creating objects from the file browser

Creating read file messages for media files from the file browser
Holding down the Option key (Macintosh) or Alt key (Windows) while dragging will show a pop-up menu. Although the contents of the menu will vary depending on what type of media file you choose, you are basically presented with the choice of creating a message box with the necessary message to load the file, or to instantiate a Max object that loads the media file.

Loading QuickTime movies from the file browser

Loading audiofiles into MSP objects from the file browser
Holding down the option key (Mac) or control key (Windows) while dragging will show a pop-up menu. You can choose to create a message box with the necessary message to load the file, or to instantiate a buffer~ or sfplay~ object that loads the media file.

Loading image files from the file browser
Holding down the option key (Mac) or Alt key (Windows) while dragging will show a pop-up menu. You can choose to create a message box with the necessary message to load the file, create an fpic object that loads the media file, or create an embedded image.

Creating menus from the file browser
Holding down the option key (Mac) or Alt key (Windows) while dragging will show a pop-up menu. You can choose to create a message box with the necessary message to load the file, create an fpic object that loads the media file, or create an embedded image.

Loading a patcher into a bpatcher from the file browser