Increase font size in Help window?

Jan 16, 2009 at 10:10pm

Increase font size in Help window?

I guess I’m getting old, but I often find reading the Help window to be a bit small. I know I can hit the web button and enlarge the font on the web version but I’m wondering if this might be added in the future?

#41719
Jan 16, 2009 at 10:49pm

I agree! I’ve never actually needed to wear my reading glasses until now.

#148843
Jan 17, 2009 at 12:18am

With the screen resolution increase and the anti aliasing it’s kinda
invetable in my opinion. One of the cool feature of Max 5 is the
ability of zooming, and you might use this feature at your advantage.

Best,
ej

On 16 janv. 09, at 23:49, Andrew Spitz
wrote:

>
> I agree! I’ve never actually needed to wear my reading glasses until
> now.
> –
> http://www.soundplusdesign.com

#148844
Jan 17, 2009 at 11:37am

But unless I’m very much mistaken, you can’t zoom the documentation.
I second this suggestion wholeheartedly. The documentation system in Max is one of the best I’ve ever come across, but the font size is a real fly in the ointment, especially for us poor old short-sighted buggers.
Opening in a browser is a poor substitute, as you lose the ability to use the menu etc.
Please consider this a feature request,
cheers
Roger

#148845
Jan 17, 2009 at 5:23pm

Whilst wer’re on the subject, the file browser font is even smaller. And
would there be a chance of making the windows floating?

pelado

http://www.pelado.co.uk

http://www.wiki.pelado.co.uk

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:37 PM, roger.carruthers <
roger.carruthers@btinternet.com> wrote:

>
> But unless I’m very much mistaken, you can’t zoom the documentation.
> I second this suggestion wholeheartedly. The documentation system in Max
> is one of the best I’ve ever come across, but the font size is a real fly in
> the ointment, especially for us poor old short-sighted buggers.
> Opening in a browser is a poor substitute, as you lose the ability to use
> the menu etc.
> Please consider this a feature request,
> cheers
> Roger
>

#148846
Jan 18, 2009 at 1:41am

Hi Pelado,

If I understand what you mean, for a floating window I think you can do this:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

That is how they seem to do it in the ‘extras’.

Cheers,
Andrew

#148847
Jan 18, 2009 at 12:22pm

Thanks Andrew, but what I meant was changing the max browser and max help to
floating windows so for example, if you use the drag and drop facility from
the browser, it always stays in the front and is accessible. The patches in
the extras folder are editable so you can add the code you highlighted but
as far as I know, there isn’t any access to the browser and max help files.

pelado

http://www.pelado.co.uk

http://www.wiki.pelado.co.uk

#148848
Jan 18, 2009 at 1:14pm

Sorry Pelado, I misunderstood what you meant.

To add to all that, being able to open the links in a new tab within the help file would be more pleasant then navigating away.

Andrew

#148849
Jan 19, 2009 at 2:10am

+1. And I’m not old.

#148850

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