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HI Tester: 0 Items – Max 6 / Win 7


Oct 20 2013 | 9:00 am

Hi all,
when I open the Extra Menu "HI Tester" there are no items!
This is the first time I have this problem, I tried restart pc,
searched on forums and google, but no solution found…
The PC is an Acer Laptop, Win 7 64bit, MaxMSP 6 64bit..

Oct 20 2013 | 12:12 pm

Hi Quantesizer.
Unfortunately, on Windows, the hi object only shows devices such as gamepads and joysticks. It doesn’t let you use the mouse or keyboard, like the Mac version does.
Could it be the case you’re trying to access the mouse or keyboard, or do you have a valid device connected? If you have, could it be related to the 64 bit version you’re using? That’s the only thing that comes to my mind…

Oct 20 2013 | 4:55 pm

Hi Pedro,
yes, I’m trying to access the keyboard.. Your info make me sad..

Is there a solution?

Oct 20 2013 | 6:21 pm

You can always access the keyboard through the "key" and "keyup" objects.
The only drawback is that these objects don’t work while Max is in the background, they only work if the Max patch is the "front window". It’s a shame because there’s no way to invoke a "global shortcut" (independent of the current front window) to activate a certain process…

That’s one of several annoying differences between the Mac and Windows versions…

Oct 22 2013 | 6:35 am

on Windows, the hi object only shows devices such as gamepads and joysticks.

This is not good at all…
I hope someone knows how to enable the HI Menu on Windows!
Is possible Cycling74 allows no way to do it?!

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