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Keyboard shortcuts suggestion – Max 5?

September 9, 2007 | 7:20 am


September 9, 2007 | 5:49 pm


September 9, 2007 | 9:21 pm


September 10, 2007 | 5:32 pm

Quote: echolock@gmail.com wrote on Sun, 09 September 2007 09:20
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> Clear (Command -)
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Cmd-Backspace (also w/out the Cmd modifier) is widely used for Clear (and Delete) commands.

Cmd-Plus and Cmd-Minus are commonly used for increasing & decreasing font size.

It is generally a Good Idea to stick to common conventions when possible.

Cmd-Shift-Z is common for Redo (and preferable, IMO, to Microsoft’s choice of Cmd-Y). That implies a multi-level Undo functionality, something that many of us are hoping for.

At this stage I don’t know if suggestions from the Peanut Gallery are helpful for Those In Charge of Making Max 5 Happen. But I assume that when these sorts of posts start to become really annoying, a Sticky will be posted stating as much.


September 10, 2007 | 6:03 pm

Peter, good point regarding Command -. I would be fine with Command-Delete also.

Hopefully these (IMO simple suggestions not including multiple-undos)
will be included in Max 5, or they really could just be included in
the next minor update.

On 9/10/07, Peter Castine

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> Quote: echolock@gmail.com wrote on Sun, 09 September 2007 09:20
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> > Clear (Command -)
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> Cmd-Backspace (also w/out the Cmd modifier) is widely used for Clear (and Delete) commands.
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> Cmd-Plus and Cmd-Minus are commonly used for increasing & decreasing font size.
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> It is generally a Good Idea to stick to common conventions when possible.
>
> Cmd-Shift-Z is common for Redo (and preferable, IMO, to Microsoft’s choice of Cmd-Y). That implies a multi-level Undo functionality, something that many of us are hoping for.
>
> At this stage I don’t know if suggestions from the Peanut Gallery are helpful for Those In Charge of Making Max 5 Happen. But I assume that when these sorts of posts start to become really annoying, a Sticky will be posted stating as much.
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September 11, 2007 | 2:41 am

Check the archives for using javascript to control the window.scrollto command. This is great for big patches — one could have a navigation window floating on top easily. Not sure how to do the spacebar-hand idea though… other key shortcuts could be implemented to scroll through large patches.

Actually, how about a mousestate that tracks delta movements while the spacebar is down, and sends those values to the window.scrollto? That would work fine….. Maybe I’ll put up a sample patch, that’s pretty interesting to consider.

Really wish there was a couple levels of zoom built in, but I imagine that would be way too complicated… anyone want to tackle the math for that?? good luck!

sheesh, you’d have to replace all the objects with the right proportionally-scaled ones… make sure they’re in the right places… etc… etc… holy cow, never mind.

–CJ


September 13, 2007 | 7:07 am

Seejay James schrieb:
> Other key shortcuts could be implemented to scroll through large
> patches.

Better than creating large patches is encapsulation, I would not want to
waste a shortcut for that. I hate patches which are bigger than my 12"
screen… ;-)
In OS X a shortcut exists already, at least for Mac laptops. But its a
gesture, move with two fingers and it scrolls…

> Really wish there was a couple levels of zoom built in, but I imagine
> that would be way too complicated… anyone want to tackle the math
> for that?? good luck!

Wait for Windows Puppy, the next generation Windows, they copy
everything from Apple anyway…
There zooming is standard on OS(X) level, no math required as all is
implemented already in Open GL, there was an example some days ago…

Stefan


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