Num Box issue

Dec 17, 2008 at 3:33pm

Num Box issue

I am creating a patch for live performance that uses alot of keyboard hot keys. My problem is that whenever I use the mouse to change a number box I have to then click outside the box before I can type in my hot keys
(which are numbers + various letters used as modifiers).
Is there a way to have it so that I don’t have to click outside the num box before I use the number keys (ie just press enter?). As it is, it is very cumbersome and I always forget to do this especially in the heat of the moment, resulting in tapout going straight to 1 or the amplitude going up to 7. etc…..
I realize I can opt to trigger events via all letter keys, but it is nice to use numbers. Thanks for your help!

Max

#41385
Dec 17, 2008 at 5:55pm

Which version of Max are you on?

You could try using ice.key from iCE tools, which doesn’t care about number boxes. The free version is for Max 4/Mac OS.

Some people have gotten around this issue by scripting: delete the number box and replace it with a new one. A bit heavy-handed but is supposed to work.

Hope this helps,
– P.

#147288
Dec 17, 2008 at 9:15pm

yep or you could just select a hidden box like this:

#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P window linecount 1;
#N vpatcher 20 74 620 474;
#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P window linecount 1;
#P newex 172 111 31 196617 s sel;
#P window linecount 0;
#P newex 172 88 44 196617 t select;
#P inlet 172 46 15 0;
#P connect 0 0 1 0;
#P connect 1 0 2 0;
#P pop;
#P newobj 24 224 101 196617 p select another box;
#P flonum 24 201 49 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 221 221 221 222 222 222 0 0 0;
#N vpatcher 23 77 623 477;
#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P newex 134 131 31 196617 r sel;
#P number 134 162 35 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 221 221 221 222 222 222 0 0 0;
#P connect 1 0 0 0;
#P pop;
#P newobj 365 224 96 196617 p hidden numbr box;
#N vpatcher 20 74 620 474;
#P window setfont “Sans Serif” 9.;
#P window linecount 1;
#P newex 172 80 61 196617 delay 1000;
#P newex 172 148 31 196617 s sel;
#P window linecount 0;
#P newex 172 111 44 196617 t select;
#P inlet 172 46 15 0;
#P connect 0 0 3 0;
#P connect 3 0 1 0;
#P connect 1 0 2 0;
#P pop;
#P newobj 174 224 154 196617 p select another box in 1 second;
#P flonum 174 201 49 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 221 221 221 222 222 222 0 0 0;
#P connect 3 0 4 0;
#P connect 0 0 1 0;
#P window clipboard copycount 5;

#147289
Dec 18, 2008 at 12:07am

thanks guys

#147290
Dec 22, 2008 at 7:07pm

sucks. I guess Ice is no longer free, the download link on their page is crossed out. Only option is to purchase. I think I’ll try using Invisible boxes…..

#147291

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.