HI Tester: 0 Items – Max 6 / Win 7

Oct 20, 2013 at 9:00am

HI Tester: 0 Items – Max 6 / Win 7

Hi all,
when I open the Extra Menu “HI Tester” there are no items!
This is the first time I have this problem, I tried restart pc,
searched on forums and google, but no solution found…
The PC is an Acer Laptop, Win 7 64bit, MaxMSP 6 64bit..

#268508
Oct 20, 2013 at 12:12pm

Hi Quantesizer.
Unfortunately, on Windows, the hi object only shows devices such as gamepads and joysticks. It doesn’t let you use the mouse or keyboard, like the Mac version does.
Could it be the case you’re trying to access the mouse or keyboard, or do you have a valid device connected? If you have, could it be related to the 64 bit version you’re using? That’s the only thing that comes to my mind…

#268531
Oct 20, 2013 at 4:55pm

Hi Pedro,
yes, I’m trying to access the keyboard.. Your info make me sad..

Is there a solution?

#268549
Oct 20, 2013 at 6:21pm

You can always access the keyboard through the “key” and “keyup” objects.
The only drawback is that these objects don’t work while Max is in the background, they only work if the Max patch is the “front window”. It’s a shame because there’s no way to invoke a “global shortcut” (independent of the current front window) to activate a certain process…

That’s one of several annoying differences between the Mac and Windows versions…

#268561
Oct 22, 2013 at 6:35am

on Windows, the hi object only shows devices such as gamepads and joysticks.

This is not good at all…
I hope someone knows how to enable the HI Menu on Windows!
Is possible Cycling74 allows no way to do it?!

#268737

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