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Max6 window prefs

Oct 24 2012 | 5:12 pm

Hi all,

Where did the "All windows active" preference go in Max6? Having the patcher focus change every time I use a numbox is a major pain.

How can I keep ALL patcher windows visible when switching applications? Some stay, some leave and I can’t find the pref for it. For example, the MIDI Tester patch disappears when switching to another app. A newly created patcher doesn’t.

I’m on OSX 10.6.8, Max 6.0.7

Making the switch to Max6 feels a bit like learning a new software.. weird.


Oct 24 2012 | 5:27 pm

If I choose ‘New View’ and then close the original MIDI Tester, it stays when switching.

I’m guessing there’s a new concept in Max6 that I don’t quite grasp. I guess I’ll go RTFM.

My question for the "All active windows" pref still stands though!


Oct 25 2012 | 12:15 am


Oct 25 2012 | 4:59 pm

oh how I miss the mailing list.. :(

Oct 25 2012 | 6:01 pm

On Mac, our implementation of "All Windows Active" was not feasible with newer versions of the Mac OS, so it has been removed for the time being.


Oct 26 2012 | 1:33 am


thanks for the reply though!


Aug 14 2014 | 3:37 am

It has been maybe another update of "all windows active"?? I cannot run other apps during Max msp processing and its killing my work on Max 6… Is there any forced solution? Thx.

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