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November 25, 2008 | 1:16 am

how do you configure shortcuts in max 5?


November 25, 2008 | 9:03 am

If you are speaking about the menu items shortcuts, then you have to
mess with the maxinterface.json file in C74:/interfaces.

If you was thinking about the key commands (aka press ‘n’ to create an
object box), have a look to the max-keycommands.txt file which is in
the C74:/init folder.

In any case, I would strongly recommend making backups of those files
before messing with them, so you can revert if sonething goes wrong.

HTH,
ej

On 25 nov. 08, at 02:16, Mike S wrote:

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> how do you configure shortcuts in max 5?
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f.e
November 25, 2008 | 11:05 am


November 26, 2008 | 6:57 am



f.e
November 26, 2008 | 8:33 am


November 26, 2008 | 8:28 pm

Quote: stefantiedje wrote on Tue, 25 November 2008 22:57
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> Better than editing max-keycommands.txt, is to create your own extension
> file. I have a St.keycommands.txt in the init folder. That has the
> advantage, that it won’t be ovewritten with the next update of Max.

Nice! I didn’t realize you could do that.

> I wonder what others place in there…

You have some good ones, I just added shortcuts for inlet and outlet, but went with ‘I’ and ‘O’

I use a few shortcuts for my own objects (R is ajm.ruby). And I use print a lot, so I think this is useful:

max definecommand T patcher insertobj print;

I was using ‘P’ for print, but around the 5.0.2 update C74 made that a shortcut for creating an object in presentation mode.

Note you can have separate shortcuts for lowercase and uppercase letters. It seems if only one or the other is defined, then typing that letter in either case will work. For example, I can type ‘o’ or ‘O’ for outlet, but ‘i’ is int and ‘I’ is inlet. Guess it all depends on whether you mind hitting the shift key. I try to make all my shortcuts uppercase to keep them out of the way of C74, but then they added ‘P’…


November 29, 2008 | 11:29 am


August 30, 2010 | 3:45 pm

hey man still blank posts what is that all about


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