crashes on switching screens


    May 14 2006 | 12:22 pm
    I try to switch between 2 subpatchers in fullscreenmode. This is
    really unstable on my 2 macs, max will crash very often.
    Try this: switch back and forth between the 2 subpatchers a couple of
    times (use the 1 and 2 keys on your keyboard).
    Go back to the main patch by apple w-ing the subpatchers.. Try to
    open (apple-doubleclick) one of the subpatchers. Crash. Closing (by
    clicking the close button of the window) one of the subpatchers will
    also quite often crash Max.
    Can anyone else confirm this shaky behaviour?
    X.4.6/Max4.5.7
    I also had this behaviour in previous versions of Tiger and Max 4.5.
    max v2;
    Zip Boterbloem
    Media Mechanics
    Zwaluwstraat 54
    2025 VR Haarlem
    The Netherlands
    +31627014758
    zip@knoware.nl

    • May 14 2006 | 1:38 pm
      I see your problem. I get the same result with your patch when trying to close the fullscreen windows.
      Switching the fullscreen off before closing the subpatchers seems to fix the problem.
      bang->fullscreen 0->wclose
      Morten_E
      max v2;
    • May 14 2006 | 2:07 pm
      Am 14.05.2006 um 14:22 schrieb Zip Boterbloem:
      > Can anyone else confirm this shaky behaviour?
      Yes, same here. 10.3.9 / 4.5.7
      Here is how I cope with my tiny ibook screen:
      ---------- goto.js ----------
      inlets = 1;
      outlets = 1;
      function scroll(a)
      {
      this.patcher.wind.scrollto(arguments[0],arguments[1]);
      }
      function msg_int(where)
      {
      if (where == 1) {this.patcher.wind.scrollto(0,0)};
      if (where == 2) {this.patcher.wind.scrollto(1024,0)};
      if (where == 3) {this.patcher.wind.scrollto(0,768)};
      if (where == 4) {this.patcher.wind.scrollto(1024,768)};
      }
      ------------------------------
      max v2;
    • May 14 2006 | 3:25 pm
      Really nice ! Great tip, thanks.
      Julien.
    • May 14 2006 | 5:06 pm
      This helps a bit, but will not fix the problem entirely.
      Best,
      Zip Boterbloem
      Media Mechanics
      Zwaluwstraat 54
      2025 VR Haarlem
      The Netherlands
      +31627014758
      zip@knoware.nl
    • May 14 2006 | 5:17 pm
      I've tried this for a while(the fullscreen 0). This helps a bit, but
      will not fix the problem entirely.
      Best,
      Zip Boterbloem
      Media Mechanics
      Zwaluwstraat 54
      2025 VR Haarlem
      The Netherlands
      +31627014758
      zip@knoware.nl
    • May 14 2006 | 5:19 pm
      Thanks. But these two screens are really for 2 separate modes: expert
      & simple. That's why scrolling around 1 big screen feels awkward.
      "the boxes always move a little , I don't know why );" Another
      thing I don't like. It's really difficult to design a GUI in Max that
      doesn't shift/change/looks different after a couple of changes
      unrelated to the 'view'. Tried to solve that by using Flash for the
      UI, but that was actually my worst idea in years.
      Best,
      Zip Boterbloem
      Media Mechanics
      Zwaluwstraat 54
      2025 VR Haarlem
      The Netherlands
      +31627014758
      zip@knoware.nl