key object has unreliable response in max 5

    Dec 30 2009 | 4:45 pm
    I'm getting unreliable response with key object in Max 5:
    - open the key object help file
    - slowly repeatedly tap space bar, watch max window print "You hit the space bar" for each tap
    - clear max window
    - press and hold down trackpad mouse button inside the window
    - slowly repeatedly tap space bar, usually at least the third tap will not give a response
    This is new in Max 5, and quite badly ruins any interface using mouse with keys.
    I'm on 2008 Macbook 15" 2.4 GHz and os 10.6.1.
    All the best,

    • Dec 30 2009 | 8:47 pm
      Thanks for the report. I can confirm the issue and we will take a look.
    • Dec 30 2009 | 8:57 pm
      Hi Ben,
      Isn't this an issue that I reported 9 months ago, with several responses from you? Still quite anxiously awaiting a fix. See this thread:
    • Dec 31 2009 | 9:14 am
      In that older thread, Ben said:
      > From what I understand, this problem is due to fully
      > supporting unicode in Max 5, which is a priority for us.
      > It appears that this is something that Apple is going to have to fix.
      I disagree, this is something you need to fix. If nothing else, make the added broken functionality optional, or another object.
    • Dec 31 2009 | 9:22 pm
      Zachary, yes, this is same problem.
      jusu, as I mentioned, our engineering team is aware of the issue and will take a look to see if there is anything we can do on our end.