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script to display (unfold) the items of umenu

December 6, 2009 | 2:05 am

Dear users,

can we unfold (display) the items of a umenu without clicking the umenu?
I have tried to find a script.
I cannot find anything….


December 6, 2009 | 4:43 am

Like this?


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December 6, 2009 | 9:18 am

I mean, however, the umenu itself should unfolded without mouse click.
In your patch, we see the items as a message and umenu is not expanded.

December 7, 2009 | 2:15 am

Oh right, now I see. I’m afraid the answer is "no". This isn’t possible at the moment but you can step through the items with the "prev" and "next" messages. What are you trying to do?


December 7, 2009 | 8:06 am

Like you see on websites sometimes, hovering with the mouse will unfold it (which creates a horrendously nervous user interface when no delay is used). You could give it a try with the lcd object. All tools are there: writing, mouse tracking, changing size.


December 13, 2009 | 3:51 pm

thanks a lot.
I have given up this idea.
lcd object can not expand the umenu.


December 13, 2009 | 6:18 pm

You are right: [lcd] cannot expand [umenu] but I think what Johan meant was that you could code your own [umenu] replacement with [lcd] that does exactly what you want. The [jsui] object would be another option.


December 14, 2009 | 6:54 pm

I’m not sure this helps,but Martin Ritters LoadMedia patch has a umenu that loads into jit.cellblock which is basically an ‘unfolded’ umenu. Here’s his patch so you can see if his idea is helpful

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December 14, 2009 | 10:22 pm

Something like this is what I had in mind:

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December 15, 2009 | 2:39 am

nice !

December 17, 2009 | 12:31 am

Why won’t this work.. ?

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December 17, 2009 | 12:45 am

it only took me 15 minutes to realize I’m an idiot

December 17, 2009 | 12:58 am

Search the forum for the "autobot" [mxj] class and you can use [sel] to send it the "mouseclick 1" message when your mouse [hover]s over a [umenu] with a certain scripting name.


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December 17, 2009 | 3:57 am

i couldnt find the mxj autobot.. aka.mouse works fine

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December 20, 2009 | 2:05 am

the java "robot" class will work cross-platform though.

also there is the

;max pupdate $1 $2

message which will move your mouse wherever. add the robot class and you can auto-click anywhere you want, including the Shut Down command for your computer…or someone else’s if you get into networking. evil and fun!

December 25, 2009 | 10:15 pm

to Luke Hall

I have not understood the comment in your patch:

< < replace this with the real autobot mxj

What does it mean?

December 25, 2009 | 10:18 pm

to stoplaughing

it is fine.

December 25, 2009 | 10:35 pm

The [mxj autobot] java class is not included in the standard max distribution but you should be able to find it on the forum, I recently linked to the code for someone as attachments have been broken.


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