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key object has unreliable response in max 5

December 30, 2009 | 4:45 pm


I’m getting unreliable response with key object in Max 5:

– open the key object help file
– slowly repeatedly tap space bar, watch max window print "You hit the space bar" for each tap
– clear max window
– press and hold down trackpad mouse button inside the window
– slowly repeatedly tap space bar, usually at least the third tap will not give a response

This is new in Max 5, and quite badly ruins any interface using mouse with keys.

I’m on 2008 Macbook 15" 2.4 GHz and os 10.6.1.

All the best,


December 30, 2009 | 8:47 pm

Thanks for the report. I can confirm the issue and we will take a look.


December 30, 2009 | 8:57 pm

Hi Ben,

Isn’t this an issue that I reported 9 months ago, with several responses from you? Still quite anxiously awaiting a fix. See this thread:


December 31, 2009 | 9:14 am

In that older thread, Ben said:

> From what I understand, this problem is due to fully
> supporting unicode in Max 5, which is a priority for us.
> It appears that this is something that Apple is going to have to fix.

I disagree, this is something you need to fix. If nothing else, make the added broken functionality optional, or another object.


December 31, 2009 | 9:22 pm

Zachary, yes, this is same problem.

jusu, as I mentioned, our engineering team is aware of the issue and will take a look to see if there is anything we can do on our end.


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