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a ridiculous question regarding screen resolution

February 17, 2009 | 2:49 am

I realize how dumb this question sounds, but I’m obnoxiously obsessive about my interface layout. I have a "toolbox" patch that includes a few patchers I commonly use (because I don’t yet know how to make externals) and manages some global parameters that I use in all of my patches. It is sized to the height of the screen and as narrow as a patch can be. I keep it placed on the right-hand side of my screen so that the side touches the edge of the screen. I keep it in the max-startup folder.

However, whenever I load up max, my toolbox patch loads about 5 pixels away from the edge of the screen. This extra space drives me nuts, and I have to move it back every time. Is there any way to fix this?


February 17, 2009 | 3:37 am

You could [loadbang] a "window size left top right bottom, window exec" message to [thispatcher] to set the size and position when the patch loads where "left top right bottom" are the screen co-ordinates.

You might also want to look at tutorials 14 and 15 on encapsulation and abstractions so that you can reuse patches that you find yourself needing repeatedly.

I hope this helps.

lh


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