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need a confirmation about the use of tabbed patchers in normal patchers

March 26, 2013 | 10:47 am

About one year ago, during a correspondence with Andrew from Cycling about an issue, he wrote to me:

"The use of tabbed patchers like the ones in the Max 6 helpfile system is not yet supported. We’d need to rule that out, I’m afraid."

Is it now safe to use this function in normal patchers?

Thank you.


March 26, 2013 | 11:01 am

I’ve been using it for ages. I know of one minor glitch: when you double-click a send and go to its sibling, Max pops up the main patch window but doesn’t switch to the right tab.

March 26, 2013 | 12:53 pm

hi dtr,

thank you


April 5, 2013 | 10:53 am

now what would be fantastic would be a way to switch tabs programmatically, for example with a tab-version of the ‘front’ message to thispatcher (which unfortunately just opens the ‘untabbed’ version of the subpatcher)…
did anybody find a way to do this?



September 18, 2013 | 11:04 pm

just wondering if anyone is able to answer jan klug’s question

September 19, 2013 | 7:02 am

There’s currently no way of doing this.

September 19, 2013 | 3:58 pm

Thanks for the response.

I’ve found an artifactual way of doing it if there is only 2 tabs; might be of help to someone:

you need two separate patchers for it to work–
1: the control patch


— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —


2: the tabbed patch


— Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. —


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