Just a quickie in case anyone else has ever come across this little oddity.
Starting yesterday, for no apparent reason (nothing has been changed on my computer), each time I start up max/msp, any patch I open shows all pattr objects greyed out and not functioning.
I checked the externals folder and it is still there....oddly enough I found that if I double click the pattr external object file, then subsequent opening of patches reveals working and not greyed out pattr objects.
This behaviour is only really hindering me in that now I must double click the pattr external each time i startup max before using any of my patches (not exactly killing me!), but a solution to this glitch would be gratefully received, or any light as to what can cause this behaviour.