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screen location of subpatch

Nov 17 2008 | 2:07 pm

i made this patch with some subpatches wich automaticly open up on load. now i have one wich doesn’t stay were i put it. it opens up half underneath another patch. when i move it to the right location and save it(even under another name) and then open it again it opens up on that same spot, not the spot i putted it before saving.
quite anoying, what can i be doing wrong? before it saved the placement of my subpatches with the patch.

Nov 17 2008 | 4:23 pm

Here’s a quick workaround: place the window where you want it to be on loading. In the patch send "window getsize" to [thispatcher] and look at the results. Now [loadbang] this message followed by "window exec" as a separate message everytime you open the patch and it will place it at the screen coordinates you specified.


Nov 21 2008 | 1:13 am

Works OK here. Maybe you need to make some minor alteration in the subpatch after you move it, so that the window is "dirty" (changed), then lock it, and save the main patch again?

The thispatcher workaround is good too, plus shows a lot of other possibilities. However, the subpatches really should stay where we leave them. They do on my XP.

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