saving zoom settings for workspace

Jun 10, 2011 at 1:51am

saving zoom settings for workspace

Is there any way to store the zoom settings for a patch? Or for max in general? I am thinking about getting a hi-res display which would make the default text and objects really small in the max window. So I would need to constantly zoom in (each subpatch too) and redo this each time I open the file. Hurts my head to think about constantly having to do this.

So right now I’ve noticed that the zoom settings are not saved when a patch is closed and reopened. Seems like there would be an option for this in preferences but I couldn’t find anything. Maybe I’m missing something. Any advice for approaching global resizing in Max?

#57538
Jun 11, 2011 at 11:16pm

It is like saying you can not. Zoom in a different way of alt + Shift + = (next to zero) are useful. If you know I’m sorry.

#206164
Jun 12, 2011 at 5:40pm

That works good, but I’m looking for a way to save the zoom settings for each patch or workspace.

#206165
Jun 12, 2011 at 6:37pm

This might help-for single patches but probably not globally. I can’t specifically remember who originally posted this, but I think it was a Cycling74 insider and it is apparently “unsupported” and (possibly?) undocumented.

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#206166
Jun 12, 2011 at 10:17pm

for mac, here is one way:

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edit: never mind. i replied before i saw spectro’s post which is a much better method. “zoomfactor” definitely should be added to the documentation! glad i know about about it now.

#206167
Jun 13, 2011 at 7:06am

So I hooked up a counter and metro to automate spectro’s zoom factor patch with values rotating through 1, 1.1, and 1.2. Now it is impossible to stop the patch and Max has gone into some sort of strange freeze; the patch is still zooming in and out but Max cannot be quit. Maybe it’s not good to mess around with thispatcher object like this?

Thanks for this zoom factor method. I think using this in every patch and window would be too much hassle, but nice to know about.

Today I noticed that Ableton Live has this exact global zoom feature I’m looking for in it’s preferences. With so many ways to modify zoom in Max, I’m surprised it’s not available as a global preference setting. Hopefully future version might have this.

I think to resolve this issue I’m just going to set the monitor to a lower non-native resolution.

#206168
Jun 13, 2011 at 7:58am

Well, given your experience, the zoomfactor method clearly isn’t suited to polling via metro, but you didn’t mention that that’s what you wanted to do in your previous posts. I would imagine using a pattrstorage to save the zoomfactor(s) for each window for recall on loading would have done the trick…

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