This code works just fine in a max patch. It transfers the contents of the [coll] to the [textedit]. But as soon as i copy it to my m4l patch, it doesn't (I'm not even worrying at this point about connecting it to anything else. All i do is paste then turn on the [metro] and it's broken). The [print] reports that the messages leave the [coll] in the right order, but they appear in the [text] in the wrong order, and sometimes the entire message doesn't even make it out of the [text]. Aggravatingly, if you click the button by itself, it does work, but the [metro] feeding into that same button does not. Any ideas?