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Route Patch Cords BUG

November 15, 2012 | 4:25 pm

Well, this is an odd one. I was planning to switch to Max 6 full time yet and I’ve just noticed a weird bug:

When I open Max 6 and look under the ‘Arrange’ menu, ‘Route Patch Cords’ is there with the SHIFT+CMD+Y shortcut next to it.

I open a new patch and ‘Route Patch Cords’ remains, but the shortcut isn’t labelled anymore, and doesn’t work!

Using 6.0.8 on 10.6.8
Screenshots attached.

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November 18, 2012 | 3:38 pm

Giving this a quick bump as it’s still a major annoyance. Any ideas what the cause of the problem is?

November 18, 2012 | 7:32 pm

erm isn’t an external using that shortcut ?… maybe thrashing preferences would help

but looks like a bug indeed

November 18, 2012 | 8:09 pm

It’s possible that Cycling just changed things. Luckily, all this is controlled by a .json file, which can be edited in a text editor. On OS X, this file lives here: /Applications/Max6/Cycling ’74/interfaces/maxinterface.json

First, back up this file in case things get FUBAR. Now search for "route" in maxinterface.json. In my file, which has the key command, the route block looks like this (the command key is implied):

"message" : "route",
"label" : "Route Patch Cords",
"target" : "owner",
"shortcut_mac" : "shift+Y",
"shortcut_windows" : "shift+Y"

November 18, 2012 | 9:09 pm

Trashing prefs did nothing, I tried that first.

Chris, my .json file looks no different to yours.

Further oddness: If I open a new patcher through ‘File’->’New Patcher’ (i.e. without the shortcut) I can use the CMD+SHIFT+Y shortcut ONCE, before it vanishes like it did before.

It seems that ANY CMD+key shortcut has this effect including, CMD+S.

November 18, 2012 | 9:27 pm

WORKAROUND (should be unnecessary, really):

‘System Preferences’ -> ‘Keyboard’ -> ‘Application Shorcuts’ -> ‘+’ -> Add it yourself!

November 18, 2012 | 10:51 pm

This is strange. I think it’s time to contact Cycling support.

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