A real question.
So, I know how to make a floating window.
How do I get it to not disappear when bringing another app (say,
Finder) to the front? Can this be done?
I know it's non-standard Mac OS behavior, but it's not as if this
would be the first instance of Max, how can I say this?... extending
the User Interface beyond what Apple designed in the Mac UI guidelines.-
On this occasion I want to popup a small floating window with a
dropfile object in it. I want the window to float so it can't
accidently get covered by the main patch window (which is big, maybe
800x600). This is no problem as long as you can see the file you
want to drag while Max is frontmost *and* you take care to drag
without interrupting the mouse action. If you click-on-file/release-
mouse-button/mouse-down-to-drag (which is what a lot of people
actually do), Finder is made frontmost and the dropfile window
disappears into the abyss, a confusing and frustrating experience.