pane of the Max Preferences window
shows some settings broadly associated with debugging
and tracing tasks in Max, such as interacting with the Max
features, and the use of
As a default, you can start and stop the Max scheduler by holding down the
Command Key (Macintosh) or Control Key (Windows) and typing a period. This
feature may be disabled. It may be useful to disable this feature in Standalone
applications, in some cases (so that users don't accidentally stop the
By default, signal and matrix probing are enabled when you launch Max.
Besides the personal matter of whether you'd like these features available
on launching Max, you may also wish to disable these features in Standalone applications.