Umenu navigation

Sep 3, 2008 at 8:20am

Umenu navigation

Hello,
In max 4, I liked a particularity of the “umenu” object, when I used it, I
could carry out my search by typing the first letters, it was fast! but this
option seems to have disappeared in the new version, max5, whereas there is
a significant number of new options, why? Is it possible to find it again?
Thanks
Christophe

#39536
Feb 20, 2009 at 1:57pm

Argh! We were relying on this feature also, for quick navigation in an
alphabetically ordered menu with documentation.

And there is another Max5 umenu gripe: With the snappy ubumenu, that seems to
be replaced by the unique umenu now, clicking and releasing would resend the
current menu item. I use this feature extensively in Max4 patches to
re-initialise parameters. Now I have to search for the current entry, or add a
bang to re-send it.

—> Feature request: two compatibility options:

1. keypress jumps to first item starting with that letter, then cycles through
other items starting with that letter

2. click opens menu centered on current item

Cheers…
…Diemo

christophe havard wrote:
> Hello,
> In max 4, I liked a particularity of the “umenu” object, when I used it, I
> could carry out my search by typing the first letters, it was fast! but this
> option seems to have disappeared in the new version, max5, whereas there is
> a significant number of new options, why? Is it possible to find it again?
> Thanks
> Christophe


Diemo Schwarz, PhD — http://diemo.concatenative.net
Real-Time Music Interaction Team — http://imtr.ircam.fr
IRCAM – Centre Pompidou — 1, place Igor-Stravinsky, 75004 Paris, France
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#139339
Feb 22, 2009 at 7:09am
Diemo Schwarz wrote on Fri, 20 February 2009 06:57
—> Feature request: two compatibility options:

1. keypress jumps to first item starting with that letter, then cycles through
other items starting with that letter

2. click opens menu centered on current item

I would vote for two as standard, any menu I know acts like that, can’t imagine anybody wants the existing behavior…
But why not implementing it as another mode, in this case that mode could even implement both features together. Advantage: it would not require an additional attribute…

Stefan

#139340

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