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A simple question-Max5

March 19, 2012 | 3:21 pm

I looked everywhere-to see if anyone else had this question, couldn’t find it-so here goes. For Max5

Somehow or another-my patcher when locked keeps changing colors from gray to black when locked, it slowly animates this shift which is quite annoying.

I went through preferences, and and various options and can’t figure it out. I went through the tutorials-didn’t see anything on this either. I’m not sure where this option is at (the search field in max help is not the best)-or even how I got this (though the first time I saw it was with an mxj help-object. I even copy-pasted all material into a new patch-then saved/re-opened and wallah-the same thing happened.

I am figuring this is something simple-so please, help. The patch is pasted below-though I am not sure if the animated colors will come through. [fuy: the patch is a mess, and in progress]

Thanks

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

March 19, 2012 | 4:05 pm

You should delete your mxj help instance.
Then, if you want to set the background color to something nicer than gray, edit the patch, open the patcher inspector (via the contextual menu for instance) and select a color.

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March 19, 2012 | 4:18 pm

Don’t know why, but that did it-thanks. But do you (or anyone) know why the mxj help results in fading in and out black? And if so-how to get that….and then how to turn it off?


March 19, 2012 | 4:31 pm

mxj’s help is just an help file to show how to use mxj. And the Java code called help.java does exactly what you see: it changes the color of the background.


March 19, 2012 | 4:44 pm

Thanks-much appreciated.


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