mousefilter or mousestate alternative that works in Ableton Live?


    Jan 04 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Hi folks,
    I'm working on a patch that needs to know the mouse button status, but when it's anywhere within Live (not necessarily within Max).
    As far as I can tell, mousefilter and mousestate only work if the Max device itself has focus. I'm curious if anyone else has solved this issue.
    Thanks,
    Dennis

    • Jan 05 2014 | 11:10 pm
      Actually, thinking about it more, I'd be happy with a solution that works anywhere, as long as it's not restricted to being in a Max window. It doesn't need to be within Live.
      Basically, I just need to know the mouse button state, regardless of where the mouse is.
    • Jan 06 2014 | 2:21 am
      Check out the hi object. I can't promise that it works in Live (haven't used Max4Live for a while on this computer, so I'm not sure if I have it setup right now).
    • Jan 06 2014 | 2:54 pm
      Hi Roth,
      Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about that, but it has a couple of its own issues:
      - on Windows machines, the mouse isn't seen by [hi] (as far as I can tell)
      - (ideally) it should work without configuration, for any user, using any mouse or trackpad.
    • Jan 06 2014 | 4:57 pm
      Hmm, I only use Windows for some development/web work when I can't use OS X or another *nix so sorry, don't have any other suggestions.