Patch cords ignore z-order in unlocked patcher
Have a look at the following. I can’t find any way to edit(i.e. drag) a patch cord segment if it over/underlies another object. All other objects seem to obey Send To Front/Back, but not patch cords. The odd thing is that it is selectable, but no grab handles. Why is that? Looks like a bug to me.
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 500.3ocyT0zaaCCC8rKP+OPnC6Tpgcpia5ts8CXGV6s0gAEKEa0ZKYHImOVw 9uOJIqT6fLrsKC6hI3iTj78nje85qRHaTG3FB7d3KPRxqHRhGygjDARHczCU sTiOQRkpqiKsjEiAs7CVefG0GAqB5T63fsgC8TaUSkRy.Cu1cDPOHkBYMFUq FpaPqv.i0C1KrMpAKT0JpdwkE5XDrPshIgyVJ.eVT2Xuwm37Z7N3IxCbICdT AejV8xSDL6Grh1VPpfZkhg9eRsGXZZ8rBS2SOBa0pt4i9X5NrHIv14nHcSKO 8jHzJj7J0fzqDkQzsJIRguycf4KSyh39xiT7aZdkMn94quEiC42l6LKKJbl0 2mlAeMdJ4PmP1xs90P9DTTnhvYSasj14aM4CZAs8zrJXdP0lmuo7D3Vc8FeA Ry7H+35qbVzr3O9lQG2Xn0bxui9g40drmG3Ng7FIufzTjEjl6KclUYdm0+Rk Y4kUl7+Nkof7+lLjeW4jaH+ijgkmKCgt4uue9+M7yrKvYhiQMnqhbLTzEvjw lwMVgjZEJ4jjJlmTifw3xYWw6DrdkPZMwWPqRWgRR4cNko.U5n2jVILt2sd9 kcYlQ662w0lwgIPBb+9rR+1Sar0xfePNIZ9NQ7HiPTMt.s31aPGz3CqKchou g3meBjD5VIE -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
I can’t repro on Mac 10.7.5 or Win 7 x64 with Max 6.1.2. I wonder if there is some Max or System preference you have set that is preventing this from occurring. What OS are you running?
Patch cords should always be "on top" in an unlocked patcher.
Win7/32 , 6.1.1
When you paste that into your patcher, are you saying that you are able to drag the wire up and down vertically by clicking on it within the comment box? I can’t. As I said, if I drag the comment box away from the wire, I am then able to move it. Everything else works as expected, so I’m not sure what pref would specifically affect this functionality… The patchcords are "on top", I just can’t move them when they wind up over another object.
Here is what I do:
1. paste patcher
2. click on patch cord to activate
3. click-drag patch cord up and down vertically
Not sure why there would be a difference here.
You could try trashing Max’s prefs to see if that helps. Quit Max, then go to /Users/yourname/AppData/Roaming/Cycling ’74/ and trash the ‘Max 6 Preferences Files’ folder
I deleted the prefs, shut down everything, restarted, and now it seems to be working. Strange.
Thanks for your help, I wouldn’t have thought to try that.