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Increase font size in Help window?

January 16, 2009 | 10:10 pm

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?


January 16, 2009 | 10:49 pm

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


January 17, 2009 | 12:18 am

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:

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


January 17, 2009 | 11:37 am

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


January 17, 2009 | 5:23 pm

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
>


January 18, 2009 | 1:41 am

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


January 18, 2009 | 12:22 pm

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


January 18, 2009 | 1:14 pm

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


January 19, 2009 | 2:10 am

+1. And I’m not old.


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