I'm sure this is old news for a lot of you, but I just discovered (by total accident) a feature of multislider that's really useful.
Apparently you can set values in a scrolling display of multisliders as well as in Thin Line or Bar mode. I had thought these modes were display-only, as there's nothing in the Help file about this. The documentation also reads (p. 362):
"The way that a multislider responds to the mouse is determined by its chosen display style (see Arguments, below). A multislider will respond to mouse clicks when its display style is non-scrolling (Thin Line or Bar). Clicking on a forward or reverse scrolling display multislider (Point Scroll or Line Scroll) has no effect."
Well, on XP and 4.6.2, I can set the values of a scrolling display as well, but only when it's in Reverse Scroll mode (point or line). You just have to know where in the X axis to click / drag (if in horiz. mode, opposite for vertical). So in the example patch there's a "ruler" at the bottom to keep track of the divisions. (The ruler isn't clickable in this patch, for clarity.)
Like I said, totally by accident. Wondering if this was some kind of oversight in the docs? Will the R to L versions be active in Max 5? Scrolling is a really great alternative to the regular modes, because you can see the history. But I thought it was limited by being read-only... apparently not. Very cool!