Snow Leopard + Max 5 Documentation

Sep 24, 2009 at 11:37pm

Snow Leopard + Max 5 Documentation

You bleeding-edgers might have noticed that Max’s in-program documentation stopped working reliably with Snow Leopard. First and foremost, links between the docs aren’t working. There are also a few display issues (particularly with the See Also section).

This is all due to a rather exotic bug in new versions of Safari, WebKit, libxslt or some combination of them. We’ve filed a bug report with Apple, but that probably won’t help you immediately.

If you want your documentation to work properly again, simply move the folder “docs” from the “Cycling ’74″ folder to the “patches” folder and restart Max. We will adjust future installers to place the documentation in this location in the future.

Best
Jeremy

#45604
May 2, 2010 at 9:44am

Hey Jeremy

I have placed the docs folder in patches but the “open patcher” function in the bottom of the reference pages is grayed out as if the path is broken.

Is there a file somewhere in Max, where I can change the path so the function will work again ?

Thomas
Macbook Pro 3.06 Ghz, Mac OS 10.6.3, Max 5.1.4

#164474
May 2, 2010 at 3:32pm

You don’t need to move anything anymore. Jeremy’s comment was related to a version of Max which existed before Snow Leopard. Since 5.0.8 the documentation folder is located in your Max5/patches/docs/ folder without you needed to do anything.

Could you describe a bit more what reference page you’re opening? and what you see.

#164475
May 3, 2010 at 6:29am

I have attached a jpg with a reference page, where you can see that the open patcher button at the bottom is grayed out.
It is the same behaviour for all the max, msp & jitter object reference pages.

/thomas

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#164476
May 3, 2010 at 5:49pm

And the “open patcher” function isn't working on the tutorial pages either.
Screendump is attached.

Thomas

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#164477
May 4, 2010 at 7:37pm

Hi Thomas,

Lets try doing a clean install. To clean out Max 5 entirely, remove these items:

~/Library/Preferences/Max5 Preferences Folder
/Applications/Max5

Then download and reinstall the latest Max 5 release:

http://cycling74.com/downloads

If you are still having problems, please email me at support at cycling 74 dot com.

-Ben

#164478
May 5, 2010 at 6:12am

All right. I will do that. Thanks :)

#164479
Jun 28, 2010 at 9:39am

Hi Ben

I have finally had the time to do a clean install of the Max 5 App and the Preferences folder.

The “openpatcher” function on the reference & tutorial pages worked again after the install – in the beginning.
But as I moved my 3party externals and abstractions folders into the patches folder again and installed Taptools 3 and maxtoolbox then the “openpatcher” function stopped working again and the button turned gray ?
Very strange !!

Thomas

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