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Is it possible to create a window in Max (not jitter) that is always on top?

March 25, 2008 | 8:05 pm

I’ve tried using the pcontrol object with a patcher object but that only gives me a patcher window which disappears if another patcher window is clicked on…

Thanks

Rhys


March 25, 2008 | 8:36 pm

Check out [thispatcher] and the ‘front’ message, or the ‘window flags
float’ message (along with a ‘window exec’). Also, check out the
[active] object, it notifies when a patcher window is the active window.

-ben b.

Rhys Perkins wrote:
> I’ve tried using the pcontrol object with a patcher object but that only gives me a patcher window which disappears if another patcher window is clicked on…
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March 25, 2008 | 10:33 pm

topmost 1 –> thispatcher. Works on OS X, don’t know about Windows.

Don’t try to open a system file dialog with any window set to topmost, actions in that dialog may crash.


March 25, 2008 | 10:35 pm

The combination of active -> front -> thispatcher doesn’t work after the first click on another window unfortunately. I’m after something that wont go to the background unless explicitly told to do so.

Thanks for your help,

Rhys


March 25, 2008 | 10:39 pm

The topmost 1 message is ideal. Many thanks for your help.

It seems strange that this command isn’t on the Box Quick Message Reference menu?


March 25, 2008 | 11:47 pm

ah yes, good call, forgot about topmost.

one thing about topmost 1 is that it is system wide, so that window is
always going to be visible, unless you hide the program.

-ben b.

Rhys Perkins wrote:
> The topmost 1 message is ideal. Many thanks for your help.
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> It seems strange that this command isn’t on the Box Quick Message Reference menu?
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