Managing Presentation mode window size

Apr 29, 2008 at 9:08pm

Managing Presentation mode window size

I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
gets tedious. Cycling ’74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
for use with normal patchers:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com

#37392
Apr 29, 2008 at 9:24pm

Quote: Chris Muir wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 23:08
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> I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
> but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
> gets tedious. Cycling ’74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
> to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
> for use with normal patchers:
>

Thank you Chris. Very useful.

I was wondering if it would be possible to use different color sets for edit and presentation mode. For example use the default max5 colors in edit mode, but a different set with dark background and brightly colored interface objects for the presentation mode.

I know patcher background can be set to a different color and individual objects can be customized, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to define two different sets of colors in Object defaults?

regards,
kjg

#129167
Apr 29, 2008 at 9:49pm

On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:24 PM, Klaas-Jan Govaart wrote:
> Thank you Chris. Very useful.

Good to hear.

> I was wondering if it would be possible to use different color sets
> for edit and presentation mode.

Not that I know of right now. Maybe with a future Max.

I would also like to be able to tell if a patcher window is in
presentation mode, so I can set the toggle appropriately.

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com

#129168
Apr 29, 2008 at 11:49pm

Thanks Chris. This is exactly what I was looking for. I adapted the code to use keyboard shortcuts instead of clicking on a toggle. The shortcuts are “option + p” to toggle between presentation and edit mode and “option + s” to set the current window size. Thanks for the patch.

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –
#129169
Apr 30, 2008 at 1:14am

Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are totally different. Regardless, i can’t open these patches like i used to back in the day of 4.6
-chuck

—– Original Message —-
From: Chris Muir
To: MaxMSP
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:08:27 PM
Subject: [maxmsp] Managing Presentation mode window size

I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
gets tedious. Cycling ’74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
for use with normal patchers:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com

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#129170
Apr 30, 2008 at 2:29am

On Apr 29, 2008, at 6:14 PM, Chubb wrote:
> Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are
> totally different. Regardless, i can’t open these patches like i
> used to back in the day of 4.6
>

Max 5.0.1 added support for a new compressed clipboard style. There is
now a “Copy Compressed” command in the edit menu which puts the
compressed representation onto the clipboard. New from Clipboard knows
how to deal with the compressed format.

-C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com

#129171
Apr 30, 2008 at 5:09am

Quote: Chris Muir wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 22:29
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> On Apr 29, 2008, at 6:14 PM, Chubb wrote:
> > Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are
> > totally different. Regardless, i can’t open these patches like i
> > used to back in the day of 4.6
> >
>
> Max 5.0.1 added support for a new compressed clipboard style. There is
> now a “Copy Compressed” command in the edit menu which puts the
> compressed representation onto the clipboard. New from Clipboard knows
> how to deal with the compressed format.
>
> -C
>
> Chris Muir
> cbm@well.com
> http://www.xfade.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Good patch, thanks!

#129172

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