navigate in max?

Sep 28, 2013 at 5:45pm

navigate in max?


When I search in max using ‘find’ for a specific object , max finds the object and highlights it when opening up the specific patcher window with which it is contained.

With my project i have patcher’s that are inside patcher’s that are also inside patcher’s. can be quite deep in areas.

so when the find function opens up the specific patcher window, I have no real idea of where I am.

Is there a way to navigate ‘up’ a level, so i can find my way back to the main patch window? like you would in windows (eg: you are inside a folder and you can go up until you reach your main drive icon) Or is there a way to view the hierarchy that a selected patcher is connected to? Perhaps info on where a specific patcher is located? Like in windows explorer?

thanks for support.

Sep 29, 2013 at 11:21am

Second icon from the left in the toolbar at the bottom of your window.

Sep 29, 2013 at 12:33pm

hi Peter.

i can’t see it in 5.1. Maybe this is only for max6?

Sep 30, 2013 at 11:06am

Oh, Max 5. Well, then it’s Option-Click on sub-patcher name in the title bar. If you’re on Windows, presumably Alt-Click.

Next time, please say so up front. How is anyone supposed to know what version you’re using, particularly when it’s not current? Expecting people to guess is just wasting everyone’s time.

As an aside, I just tried to launch Max 5 (5.1.7) on my current machine (quad core iMac), only to discover that it doesn’t seem to get on with Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8.5). It launches, but the only items in the menu bar are the Apple and App menus. No File, Edit, View & friends. Does anybody reading know if this is a known limitation? Fixed by a later 5.1.x update? I’m not using the 5-ball much at all, but from time to time it’s necessary to do a compatibility test.

Oct 1, 2013 at 3:03am

MaxMSP 5.1.9 does work here under OSX.8.5


Oct 1, 2013 at 10:53am

yes, holding alt and clicking the left mouse button on the sub patcher title (top left bar), info is shown as to the sub patchers location (max 5.1 & windows).

thank you.

Oct 1, 2013 at 1:27pm

Thanks for the information, Patrick! Obviously, I should have updated long ago.


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