how do i minimize a max patch window from within the patch?

    Jan 31 2011 | 6:50 am
    hey, i looked at thispatcher, pcontrol and max messages, seems there's no way to minimize a window.

    • Jan 31 2011 | 10:55 am
      why minimise not wclose?
    • Jan 31 2011 | 11:35 am
      You could use applescript. Are you using a mac?
    • Jan 31 2011 | 8:24 pm
      i'm using a win 7 pc.
      @macciza: i want a standalone max patch to be active but not viewable to save some space on the screen. but from time to time it has to be viewable to make some changes.
      i would like to offer a "start minimized" option.
      thanks for your replys so far
    • Feb 23 2011 | 10:07 pm
      then this becomes a feature request to c74. i can not remove the titlebar of my standalone app in windows because there's no "max" way to minimize the window. There are ways to close or maximize (fullscreen) the window so why not to minimize?
      or are there more undocumented messages to [thispatcher] like "topmost"?
    • Sep 11 2014 | 1:03 am
      I'd like to know the answer to this too. I want to be able to minimize the parent window in a stand alone using patcher scripting or some other means on windows 7. Is this possible?
    • Sep 11 2014 | 5:15 pm
      what i did was hiding the main patcher after opening another frameless patcher which showed only a smaLL icon that can be dragged and doubleclicked to recover the main window and hide the icon again. dragging and doubleclick are detected by a jsui layered above the icon. O.
    • Sep 12 2014 | 12:53 pm
      Ahh OK thanks, very inventive-- yet another completely nuts but typical max-style workaround... cheers, will try.
    • Sep 12 2014 | 2:22 pm
      creating a custom "dock" in your own app is always the best thing to do in that case, for the author, and for the user.