Managing Presentation mode window size


    Apr 29 2008 | 9:08 pm
    I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
    but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
    gets tedious. Cycling '74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
    to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
    for use with normal patchers:
    Chris Muir
    cbm@well.com

    • Apr 29 2008 | 9:24 pm
      Quote: Chris Muir wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 23:08
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      > I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
      > but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
      > gets tedious. Cycling '74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
      > to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
      > for use with normal patchers:
      >
      Thank you Chris. Very useful.
      I was wondering if it would be possible to use different color sets for edit and presentation mode. For example use the default max5 colors in edit mode, but a different set with dark background and brightly colored interface objects for the presentation mode.
      I know patcher background can be set to a different color and individual objects can be customized, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to define two different sets of colors in Object defaults?
      regards,
      kjg
    • Apr 29 2008 | 9:49 pm
      On Apr 29, 2008, at 2:24 PM, Klaas-Jan Govaart wrote:
      > Thank you Chris. Very useful.
      Good to hear.
      > I was wondering if it would be possible to use different color sets
      > for edit and presentation mode.
      Not that I know of right now. Maybe with a future Max.
      I would also like to be able to tell if a patcher window is in
      presentation mode, so I can set the toggle appropriately.
      Chris Muir
      cbm@well.com
    • Apr 29 2008 | 11:49 pm
      Thanks Chris. This is exactly what I was looking for. I adapted the code to use keyboard shortcuts instead of clicking on a toggle. The shortcuts are "option + p" to toggle between presentation and edit mode and "option + s" to set the current window size. Thanks for the patch.
    • Apr 30 2008 | 1:14 am
      Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are totally different. Regardless, i can't open these patches like i used to back in the day of 4.6
      -chuck
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      From: Chris Muir
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      Subject: [maxmsp] Managing Presentation mode window size
      I usually want a fairly tight size for a patch in Presentation mode,
      but a big window during patching. Changing between these two sizes
      gets tedious. Cycling '74 use a cool technique in some of the Extras
      to manage various attributes of window size and modes. I adapted this
      for use with normal patchers:
      Chris Muir
      cbm@well.com
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    • Apr 30 2008 | 2:29 am
      On Apr 29, 2008, at 6:14 PM, Chubb wrote:
      > Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are
      > totally different. Regardless, i can't open these patches like i
      > used to back in the day of 4.6
      >
      Max 5.0.1 added support for a new compressed clipboard style. There is
      now a "Copy Compressed" command in the edit menu which puts the
      compressed representation onto the clipboard. New from Clipboard knows
      how to deal with the compressed format.
      -C
      Chris Muir
      cbm@well.com
    • Apr 30 2008 | 5:09 am
      Quote: Chris Muir wrote on Tue, 29 April 2008 22:29
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      > On Apr 29, 2008, at 6:14 PM, Chubb wrote:
      > > Did i overlook something or is the way max 5 patches posted are
      > > totally different. Regardless, i can't open these patches like i
      > > used to back in the day of 4.6
      > >
      >
      > Max 5.0.1 added support for a new compressed clipboard style. There is
      > now a "Copy Compressed" command in the edit menu which puts the
      > compressed representation onto the clipboard. New from Clipboard knows
      > how to deal with the compressed format.
      >
      > -C
      >
      > Chris Muir
      > cbm@well.com
      > http://www.xfade.com
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      Good patch, thanks!