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Multiple key "hits" with ` and = in Windows

Nov 30 2011 | 12:54 am


I searched the forum and was unable to find an answer to my problem. You will need to be running MAX on Windows OS, as I have already confirmed this is not an issue on Mac OS.

When using ‘key’ in a patch and depressing keys ` (tilde key) and = (both on top row) will cause Max to output their numbers over and over as long as the key is depressed. Depressing any other keys will only output their respective numbers once. (My patch will better explain this)

Does anyone have any workarounds? I NEED to use these keys, otherwise I’d just forget about it and use different ones (they’re used to trigger samples). Any help is appreciated!

Nov 30 2011 | 1:35 am

interesting catch. I thought of [keyup] and [change], which would be an easy workaround, but guess what, [keyup] bangs when these keys are repeated (without releasing!)

so…no idea, maybe there’s something clever I missed. this is bizarre. use some other keys :)

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Nov 30 2011 | 12:56 pm

This might happen because those keys are considered modifiers a.k.a. "Dead keys" and not regular ones?

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