Jesse that is super. Thanks for that. I still would really love it if there was a message or button to clear the max window from within a patch or a single key stroke shortcut. I am sure some folks are mystified by this request but i have wished for such a thing since i first used max. I also dislike when 3rd party externals spew tons of junk in the max window. I hate a cluttered max window. Now all you grumbly old max vets can tell me i am insane and call me names and scratch your chins over why anyone wants this behavior. I don't care. I am not interested in defending my position. It's how i feel.
The "next window" shortcut isn't short for me. On a German keyboard and a couple of windows open I have to press cmd-shift-` several times, then cmd-a and delete. If I miss the Max window I go one more round.
Perhaps this is what you tried, but just in case it isn't; there's an intel build of that external if you follow the link from max-objects to the guys own site. haven't tried either myself, so no promises etc..