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how to paste where mouse pointer is at

Dec 28 2011 | 11:49 pm

currently my max paste at random places
is there a way to make max paste where the mouse pointer is


Dec 29 2011 | 12:02 am

are you sure the paste is truly random? In my experience, Max pastes close to the point where the cursor was at the point of ‘copy’ – but this is just my observation.


Dec 29 2011 | 12:07 am

thanks n00b_meister
as an example
if I copy an object from patch A then paste the object on patch 1 will paste by right corner
on a new patch will be close to the middle.

Dec 29 2011 | 12:53 am

If you use the key command for Paste, it pastes where the objects were originally, because they have the patching_rect attributes in them. Repeated Paste will drop them objects down and to the right just like Duplicate does.

Either way, if you right-click with the mouse for Paste, it pastes at the cursor, overriding the original patching_rect attributes.

Interestingly, if you paste with the keyboard, then do some pastes with the mouse, then do more keyboard pastes, they "remember" the several mouse-pastes and include spaces in the "down-right" line…totally did not expect that!

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