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How do I hide the max status window in a standalone ?

June 15, 2009 | 8:34 pm

Hi all,

1 – I would like to build standalone max application without letting the users have acces to the max status window. Is it possible? So far I just hide the max window at opening (option of the standalone object) but users still can open the max window when the app is running.

2 – Also is it possible not to show that this app is a max program? For instance not having the "about Max" drop down menu in the standalone?

3 – I want to include my own logo for my standalone instead of the max one is there a way to do that? Replacing the Max.icns in the ressources folder of the standalone works but maybe there is a better way?

I am using max 5 on osX 10.4.11 (both under ppc and intel) and ultimately I would like my standalone (which includes C externals) to have the same behaviors on windows too.

Thanks,

baba


June 15, 2009 | 9:05 pm

Ok I actually found that it is possible to remove any menus by editing the file: maxinterface.json in the standalone applicatiob folder. This is good but then of course the user could still re edit this maxinterface.json file and have acces to the max window. Is there a more ‘secure’ way of doing it?

Thanks,

baba


June 19, 2009 | 5:31 pm

If the user is that smart, she would anyway most likely open the collective in Max instead of bothering with opening a standalone…

Stefan


November 5, 2009 | 7:45 pm
baba wrote on Mon, 15 June 2009 22:34
Hi all,

1 – [...] So far I just hide the max window at opening (option of the standalone object) but users still can open the max window when the app is running.

Hi !
How do you hide the max window at opening of the standalone ? I could not find the option you mentionned. Where is it please ?

Cheers


November 5, 2009 | 8:48 pm

wasnt it like that:

when you disable the option "show max window at startup" while
you are building your app in maxmsp, it is also not opened in
your app?

it should, however, be possible, because the majority of max-made
apps i have seen do not open the max window.

-110


November 5, 2009 | 9:00 pm

Yeah, maybe but I actually can’t find this "show max window at startup". I don’t have any "options" button when building my app.

What I do is : I open my patch go to "file" and pick "Build Collective / Application" and then in the build window, I can only chose patchers/files/folders etc. And build. No options available.

Is it a script command I should add ?
Is it in the global Max preferences ?
Am I blind or dumb ?

Thank’s for your help

[EDIT] Alright, I got the answer here. I didn’t know about the standalone object. That’s why I couldn’t find the option ! I guess I’m a bit of both blind and dumb…


July 7, 2013 | 3:16 pm

JFTR: in Max 6.1.3 this option of the standalone object is called
"Status Window Visible at Startup"


July 8, 2013 | 5:12 am

You may be interested in the slides from a presentation I did several years ago: http://cycling74.com/toolbox/making-a-slick-max-standalone-presentation-from-expo-74-workshop/


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