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File Preferences etc. disappeared from Options Menu

January 21, 2008 | 5:54 pm

I’m having trouble with search paths in Max, but somehow everything that usually lies below DSP status in the options menu (Colors, File Preferences, Performance Options, Text Selection) has disappeared. I recently did a fresh install of Max, so perhaps this is a feature in the most recent version?

Without the File Preferences option, how do I access Max’s search paths?

Thanks for the help.


January 21, 2008 | 7:33 pm

file preferences is actually a patch that is usually located in your "patches" folder.
paches >preference editors>file preferences.pat

did u move your patches folder by any chance ?

Quote: cage wrote on Mon, 21 January 2008 18:54
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> I’m having trouble with search paths in Max, but somehow everything that usually lies below DSP status in the options menu (Colors, File Preferences, Performance Options, Text Selection) has disappeared. I recently did a fresh install of Max, so perhaps this is a feature in the most recent version?
>
> Without the File Preferences option, how do I access Max’s search paths?
>
> Thanks for the help.
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January 21, 2008 | 7:36 pm

On 21 janv. 08, at 18:54, Meade Bernard wrote:

> I’m having trouble with search paths in Max, but somehow everything
> that usually lies below DSP status in the options menu (Colors, File
> Preferences, Performance Options, Text Selection) has disappeared.
> I recently did a fresh install of Max, so perhaps this is a feature
> in the most recent version?
>
> Without the File Preferences option, how do I access Max’s search
> paths?

If you made a clean install and that the files are there (mainly in
the /Applications/MaxMSP 4.6/patches folder, assuming that you’re on a
Mac), you should trash the preferences (in ~/Library/Prefernces/Max
4.6 Preferences), and also make sure that you didn’t add anything bad
in the /Applications/MaxMSP 4.6 folder (something with a "/" in their
name i. e.).

HTH,
ej


January 21, 2008 | 7:44 pm

trashing the preferences fixed it. Thanks for the help!


January 22, 2008 | 12:24 pm

This has come up on a number of occasions. Did you
perhaps put Max into a folder called ‘Max/MSP’ ?
Slashes in the file path are a no-no; try ‘Max-MSP’
or something similar,
cheers
Roger

— Meade Bernard wrote:

>
> I’m having trouble with search paths in Max, but
> somehow everything that usually lies below DSP
> status in the options menu (Colors, File
> Preferences, Performance Options, Text Selection)
> has disappeared. I recently did a fresh install of
> Max, so perhaps this is a feature in the most recent
> version?
>
> Without the File Preferences option, how do I access
> Max’s search paths?
>
> Thanks for the help.
>


January 22, 2008 | 3:10 pm

no slashes in the file path that I can see. Max is in a file called MaxMSP. But, deleting the max preferences file seemed to do the trick. Thanks for letting me know about the slashes though… that’s good to know for the future.


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