auto-completion problem for standard max/msp objects
I have had this problem for a while, thought it wouldn’t bother me but it has starting niggling away and slowing down my workflow I am confused as to why I can’t see some standard max and msp object names appearing in the drop down menu when I start typing in the object box?? Things like cycle~, line~, metro and a host of other standard objects don’t drop down – I need to type them in fully. There is no problem with max finding these objects once they are typed correctly – however I did like having to only type one or two letters to get to the drop down menu.
Any ideas? I have set the file preferences correctly – with the application folder in there as well as other folders in which I have externals stored.
Thanks in advance,
Do try to harvest metadata again. Paste this into a max window and click it. I had some trouble with the autocomplete menu when I ran a second instance of Max before. The documents that contain these are in Cycling ’74/init in your Max folder.
----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 196.3ocSNFrCBBCDD8b6WQydVI.ZTidxuCkXJ3pVCzRnKInD92EVpFurI6al clsWJfbWG5A0d0IkPzKEBFMADgcATo6JJ0d1FTgdu9NBKl0HriX9gyMi9TWy iZPORe0KMVrv0ZYSoAnqkJQhdUiyMCfJKHcyYIqthEfiMFcI7mh27lURhihC XaakwNll++Bp0TwCi89kFrfl6X05ci2nR1McpZCujtMJ9WyiAM+WbRIAp4J+ It7mKWASnAobZnxjCxO.hPwRMC -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
Perfect, that fixed the problem immediately – thanks for this!!
Thanks for this Bas, I was running into exactly this problem and your solution worked.
I still have the same problems after using this db.reset method. I cannot see any autocompletion, although it had worked before. The "Object box autocompletion" is activated. What else do I have to consider?
Hi, I remember coming across this post a month ago, and I am now having the same problem.
The only change I’ve made to Max is setting the default grid size to a smaller grid for unlocked patches. Next thing I know, Max doesn’t auto-complete for new objects!
I hadn’t upgraded to 5.1.8 yet, so I was hoping that would help, but no luck.
I’ve tried the reset that Bas van der Graaff posted, but this still doesn’t solve the problem.
Do I need to delete a preference file maybe?
omg Bas thank you!!!!
At first Bas’ reset didn’t work for me, but after restarting Max, i disabled and enabled autocompletion and now everything works again.
So anyhow, thanks Bas!
Great tip, thanks!
Auto-completion fail strikes back. Neither the ; max db.reset nor the disable/enable tricks worked…
Fours hours later, after restarting quitting, etc and opening and working with max 5 (?) this finally works. But the behaviour seems a bit erratic. Let’s see if other users get the same problem. Does the database rest message need time to operate ?
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