Can I get rid of the runtime window in Windows standalones?

    Mar 09 2007 | 7:53 pm
    Can I?
    I hope I can, because it looks kind of ugly and unprofessional with the extra, unnecessary window frame and title bar.

    • Mar 09 2007 | 8:44 pm
      yes - look at thispatcher.
      On 3/9/07, Dag Henning Kalvøy wrote: > > Can I? > > I hope I can, because it looks kind of ugly and unprofessional with the extra, unnecessary >window frame and title bar. >
    • Mar 09 2007 | 11:02 pm
      Thanks for the response.
      I'm sorry that I don't understand you, or maybe you didn't understand me? I am already using thispatcher for various window settings, but thispatcher controls the _patcher_ window, not the runtime window, right? I can loose the title bar and frame of the patcher at best, but I'm still stuck with the grey runtime background window. Unless you tell me how to get rid of it, that is :) The reference manual doesn't mention it anyway, as far as I'm aware of.
      The program has settings which resize the patcher window, so even if I set the runtime window to fit the patcher, it won't follow the patcher. Again - unless you tell me how.
      I'm a mac man, so maybe this question is stupid because it's so obvious that the runtime window must be there. I do not know, therefore I ask.
    • Mar 10 2007 | 5:34 am
      look at the object "thispatcher"'s help file. like he said.
    • Mar 10 2007 | 1:59 pm
      Thank you for the help.
      Could you please also help me find exactly _where_ in the help file controlling the runtime window is explained? I seem to be unusually slow today.
      As a demonstration of the dilemma, here come two patches and two compiled applications, one of each optimized for Mac (working perfectly), the others for Windows (not looking good because of the runtime background window).
      Mac patch first:
      Max Patcher
      In Max, select New From Clipboard.
      Then slightly optimized (the best i could) for Windows:
      Max Patcher
      In Max, select New From Clipboard.
      Just to make sure everybody gets my point: I would like to get rid of the grey Max Runtime window, so the only thing I see is the full green panel. (Never mind the white Max window, I know how to quit that.)
    • Mar 10 2007 | 2:04 pm
      oops. Couldn't upload the zipped mac app, it is too big. Here's the Windows app, anyway.
    • Mar 10 2007 | 2:21 pm
      interesting, i work on the same issue right now, (check the topic: windows windowing question)
      i try to get rid of this behaviour to maximize the patcher window, in the application window... look at the appended patch.
      what i want to do then, is to lock the applications window size (if possible)
      greets ingo
    • Mar 10 2007 | 2:25 pm
      send thispatcher a "fullscreen 1" message.
    • Mar 11 2007 | 5:01 am
      It's called the MDI frame and you can't get rid of it with MaxMSP.
      Your best bet if you really can't stand it is to go full screen.
    • Mar 11 2007 | 12:45 pm
      dan pointed me to this thread, take a look.
      the thing you maybe need is wmangle from thomas grill...
      greets ingo
    • Mar 11 2007 | 1:28 pm
      you can also try ;max hidemenubar
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    • Mar 11 2007 | 3:00 pm
      laugh at above.