Short-forms disapeared from auto-completion menu
Since I updated Max to 5.0.7, short-forms seems to have disapeared from my auto-completion menu.
By short forms, I mean : s for send, r for receive…
For example if I strike n for a new object, and then type "t b b" as usual, I end up with tab b b. Quite anoying.
I looked in the preferences, nothings seems to fix this.
For now I just disabled auto-completion via the preference panel, but that feature was good, I’d like it back!
Thank you for your time.
The file max uses for the shortened names for objects is "max-objectmappings.txt" in the "init" folder. There’s a seperate one for audio objects. It should contain lines like these:
max objectfile s send;
max objectfile r receive;
max objectfile t trigger;
You can customise it if you wish. Remember that this file will be overwritten with each upgrade/install so if you make customisations save them in a seperate file.
The problem is not there. The short forms are still working.
The problem is just they don’t appear in the auto-completion menu. If i create a box with "t b b" written inside, it will be a trigger. But when I type the t letter in a new object box, auto-completion menu proposes me tab as the first object beginning with the letter t. So when I type "t" + "space" I end up with a "tab" instead of a t. I have to backspace every time I want to use a short form.
Has it always been like this and it’s only me going slightly crazy?
Is anyone experiencing the same problem?
(Thanks for the information, I did not know how to customize short forms!)
Try rebuilding the database using the "; max db.reset" message.
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Worked like a charm! Thanks.