Route Patch Cords BUG

Nov 15, 2012 at 4:25pm

Route Patch Cords BUG

Well, this is an odd one. I was planning to switch to Max 6 full time yet and I’ve just noticed a weird bug:

When I open Max 6 and look under the ‘Arrange’ menu, ‘Route Patch Cords’ is there with the SHIFT+CMD+Y shortcut next to it.

I open a new patch and ‘Route Patch Cords’ remains, but the shortcut isn’t labelled anymore, and doesn’t work!

Using 6.0.8 on 10.6.8
Screenshots attached.

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Nov 18, 2012 at 3:38pm

Giving this a quick bump as it’s still a major annoyance. Any ideas what the cause of the problem is?

Nov 18, 2012 at 7:32pm

erm isn’t an external using that shortcut ?… maybe thrashing preferences would help

but looks like a bug indeed

Nov 18, 2012 at 8:09pm

It’s possible that Cycling just changed things. Luckily, all this is controlled by a .json file, which can be edited in a text editor. On OS X, this file lives here: /Applications/Max6/Cycling ’74/interfaces/maxinterface.json

First, back up this file in case things get FUBAR. Now search for “route” in maxinterface.json. In my file, which has the key command, the route block looks like this (the command key is implied):

“message” : “route”,
“label” : “Route Patch Cords”,
“target” : “owner”,
“shortcut_mac” : “shift+Y”,
“shortcut_windows” : “shift+Y”

Nov 18, 2012 at 9:09pm

Trashing prefs did nothing, I tried that first.

Chris, my .json file looks no different to yours.

Further oddness: If I open a new patcher through ‘File’->’New Patcher’ (i.e. without the shortcut) I can use the CMD+SHIFT+Y shortcut ONCE, before it vanishes like it did before.

It seems that ANY CMD+key shortcut has this effect including, CMD+S.

Nov 18, 2012 at 9:27pm

WORKAROUND (should be unnecessary, really):

‘System Preferences’ -> ‘Keyboard’ -> ‘Application Shorcuts’ -> ‘+’ -> Add it yourself!

Nov 18, 2012 at 10:51pm

This is strange. I think it’s time to contact Cycling support.


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