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no interface manipulation in presentation view ?

January 23, 2009 | 10:06 am

Hi there,

probably an easy question, but somehow I am missing it. I have a patcher with quite some UI elements, when disabling Edit and Presentation mode, everything works fine.

When switching to Presentation view, the UI elements don’t react anymore to my mouse actions. Strangely, there is one button which still works.

Sorry for the weird problem description, hoping there is an obvious solution without going into the specifics of the patch.

thx, nick


January 23, 2009 | 10:19 am

Resolved.

Just due to my clunky frontend design, working with multiple bpatchers which are partly overlapping and therefore restrict background elements from responding.

lesson learnt: make bpatchers not bigger than the presentation of the underlying patch.


January 23, 2009 | 10:24 am

hi,

can you provide a patch? maybe you have some transparent objects on top of
your other objects…

g

2009/1/23 Nick Laqua

>
> Hi there,
>
> probably an easy question, but somehow I am missing it. I have a patcher
> with quite some UI elements, when disabling Edit and Presentation mode,
> everything works fine.
>
> When switching to Presentation view, the UI elements don’t react anymore to
> my mouse actions. Strangely, there is one button which still works.
>
> Sorry for the weird problem description, hoping there is an obvious
> solution without going into the specifics of the patch.
>
> thx, nick
>


January 23, 2009 | 1:13 pm

>Just due to my clunky frontend design, working with multiple
>bpatchers which are partly overlapping and therefore restrict
>background elements from responding.

>lesson learnt: make bpatchers not bigger than the presentation
>of the underlying patch.

Note, Max 5 has a new bpatcher feature — "Click Through". Check "click through" in the bpatcher inspector and then any clicks on "dead space" in the bpatcher will go through to whatever is behind it.

For example:

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

Rob


January 23, 2009 | 2:46 pm

thx, as usual, quick and helpful replies !!


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