Accessing the 'Help' menu item in MaxMSP Application...


    Mar 08 2015 | 11:07 am
    Hello I've searched the web for some answers on this - I have an Application built with MaxMSP (7) and want to add an html Help file to it. The 'Help' menu item is always disabled. I can successfully remove other unwanted items by editing the maxinterface.json file - I have tried removing the 'Help' menu item by editing the .json, but it's always still there when I run the App (I was thinking I could add it again as a custom menu item using the menubar object - but this is of no use if I can't remove the original 'Help' item).
    So:
    1. Is there a way of removing the original 'Help' menu item? 2. If not, how can I enable the existing 'Help' menu item, and then 'hook' into it in MaxMSP
    I don't really understand why the 'Help' menu item isn't included in the menubar object... I think that this would be a feature I would like added...
    In the meantime, any help would be much appreciated!

    • Mar 08 2015 | 11:53 am
      I think you'll find this very helpful:
      You can make custom menus and have them point to webpages, or pdf documents etc.... Along with tons of other useful tips on building apps.
    • Mar 08 2015 | 12:30 pm
      @Rodrigo - thanks for this, I have actually already seen this doc, but if you look at my question, it doesn't actually deal with modifying the 'Help' menu item. What I want to do is use the existing 'Help' menu item, so that the finished App is more 'Cocoa' like. I don't want to add a custom menu item. It may be that this isn't possible, or maybe it would mean modifying the menubar object to include the 'Help' menu item = maybe someone else could jump in here (maybe someone from c74?)
    • Mar 08 2015 | 3:53 pm
      Oh, like having that built-in search bar?