Try holding down the Option key while dragging for other options.
Using the bpatcher choice creates an embedded bpatcher, but I am looking for a way to create a non-embeded bpatcher. (sure, I can tick of the embed-attribute, but I am lazy). Is there maybe a setting inside the collections-file where I could define the default behaviour?
Is there (or will there) be a way to create my own Sidebar Collection Icon (like for Vizzi or Beap) with the same functionality (i.e dropping bpatcher abstractions)?
Actually I was wondering exactly the same as you the first night I spent on Max 7.
At first I only wanted to make snippets with only one bpatcher, like BEAP, but strangely the contextual menu doesn't allow to "Save snippet", only "Find snippet".
For now, it seems you can only do it by clicking on the "+ paperclip" at the bottom toolbar.
So anyway the patch you're referring to must already exist : you just need to drag it from the finder or file browser into an empty bpatcher, it won't be
Now you can make a collection of snippets, and even store them in special folder in the snippets place (~/Documents/Max 7/Snippets/), but they won't be separate from the others.
You can even change the place of your snippets to somewhere else in the computer because the next step is :
1) going to the file browser
2) right click on collection => new collection (name it)
3) there you just need to drag and drop your mono-bpatcher snippets, from wherever they are
4) all of them will appear in a special category (named after your collection) in both snippets and collections menus.
This is not exactly as clean as for BEAP and Vizzie, but in the meantime…
There is actually a very elegant solution available: clippings or snippets. both can be added in collections. My preference is snippets, because the toolbar-shortcut has a neat preview. and both also appear in the context-menu. so I am sorted.