thispatcher request

    Apr 30 2006 | 10:15 pm
    Request for an option to minimize patcher windows. Maybe a message like "window zoom -1" to [thispatcher].
    /Jakob Riis

    • May 13 2006 | 11:34 am
      or "window zoom -2" to scramble all objects on top of each other and zoom it to one pixel...
      seriously, isn't it easier to just drag the window to your prefered size than programming a message? I just guess you know about the set origin and restore origin commands in the View menu....
      -- Stefan Tiedje------------x------- --_____-----------|-------------- --(_|_ ----|-----|-----()------- -- _|_)----|-----()-------------- ----------()
    • May 13 2006 | 6:44 pm
      Here's the best definition I could find: "Reducing a window to an icon, or a label at the bottom of the screen, allowing another window to be viewed." ry.htm
      It seems a bit ridiculous to drag a window into that state. This operation is one click down, one click up. Standard fare.
    • May 13 2006 | 11:03 pm
      would be a nice idea for an abstraction object mb. simply close the window, or move it to 5000 5000, and have a little "button" subwindow opening instead on the screen, which bongs back the original state when you click it.
    • May 14 2006 | 12:01 am
      [;max setoption allwindowsactive 1]
    • May 14 2006 | 9:06 am
      Thats of course an option for a workaround. But I would still be very interested in a way to minimize patcher windows to the Dock. (That's on Mac OS X).
      :-) Jakob
    • May 14 2006 | 9:21 am
      What I'm looking for is an option to minimize patcher windows to the Dock (Mac OS X), the same way it's doing it when you click this yellow button in the title bar. Hope this clarifies my request.
    • May 14 2006 | 2:39 pm
      there should be an applescript-command to achieve this, no?
      m a x i m i l i a n m a r c o l l
    • Nov 11 2009 | 12:47 pm
      Sorry to wake up this old thread. Has someone found a nice way to minimize a window since then? (something that would work for both osx and windows)
    • Nov 12 2009 | 12:13 am
      A mac only way is to use applescript via the [shell] external. This message will do it, although I think you do also need to enable access for assistive devices in the universal access tab of system preferences if it isn't already.
      osascript -e 'tell application "System Events"' -e 'click menu item "Minimize" of menu "Window" of menu bar item "Window" of menu bar "1" of application process "MaxMSP"' -e 'end tell'