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Automatically starting max when computer boots

October 1, 2008 | 8:53 pm

Being an unorganised studenty type I’d quite like to build a little max patch that will help me keep track of what to do and when. I know I could use a diary like everyone else, but I hardly ever open mine. I boot my computer up a few times each day, which would be an ideal opportunity to remind me of what to do and when.

I’m not bothered about the patch itself, it’ll be quite simple really, I just need to know if its possible to load max the load max automatically from startup.

Any help will be greatly apreciated!



Zh
October 1, 2008 | 9:08 pm

if you have a mac you can go to
system preferences – accounts – login items – and select anything you like to launch. if you have a pc i expect you can do something similar…

although if you DO have a mac, iCal’s pretty good for making diaries and to do lists as well…


October 1, 2008 | 9:34 pm

On PC unfortunately : /

But I have found the startup folder which allowed me to drop a shortcut of max in. This loads, after about 2 minutes which may say more about my machine than it does about max.

I know I’ve kind of solved my problem but does anyone know how to load a specific patch from startup?


October 1, 2008 | 10:39 pm

Quote: Mike S wrote on Wed, 01 October 2008 14:34
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> I know I’ve kind of solved my problem but does anyone know how to load a specific patch from startup?
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I might be wrong about this, but I think if you drop down to the command line and type something like:

start c:pathtopatchfile

It will use the program associated with that filetype to open the file, which would be Max in the case of a Max patch.

If that works, then you can put that command in a batch file (a plaintext file with a .bat extension, like runmypatch.bat) and add that to your startup folder instead of Max.


October 3, 2008 | 3:25 pm

what if you export the patch as a standalone app?
Then you could just start that!


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