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cursor position in windows XP

Mar 12 2008 | 10:16 am

hallo everyone,

i am trying to access he mouse position in absolute screen coordinates from within a jsui object. The wind.location property returns the coordinates of the mouse cursor relative to the Left Top of the main Max/MSP application window, not the screen coordinates. The reason i need the absolute screen coordinates is that i want to lock the mouse position while drugging inside the jsui.
Any suggestions ??


Feb 04 2009 | 5:03 pm

Hello George,

Have you found a solution finally ?

I also faced the same challenge, and for now I’m using mousestate (obviously outside the JSUI). But a solution within the JSUI would be more convenient.


Feb 04 2009 | 11:37 pm

Try adding the [jsui] click co-ordinates to the object box offset to the patcher window offset as illustrated below. It will output the cursor position like [mousestate] in global mode ("0"). I hope it helps.


// abspos.js

function onclick(x,y)
var patchpos = this.patcher.wind.location;
var objpos =;
var absx = patchpos[0]+objpos[0]+x;
var absy = patchpos[1]+objpos[1]+y;
outlet(0, absx, absy);

// EOF

Feb 05 2009 | 9:24 pm

it works, thanks !!!
I love max forum :-)


Feb 05 2009 | 10:31 pm

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