In Max 5 it just outputs the value from the last time the text was "entered" (via tab or clicking elsewhere in the patch). I based some of my GUIs on this continuous monitoring behavior and I can't find a way to get them to work in Max 5.
Can this be changed to work like it used to?
Also, this is probably asking too much, but in Max 4 it used to be possible to enter the text with tab/enter key and keep focus inside the textedit. I often want to keep focus. Any chance of providing a way to do this again? Maybe a "keeps focus" option in the inspector?