By default, only Max objects in the frontmost window can respond to
mouse clicks, and any other windows must be clicked on to bring them
to the foreground. When the All Windows Active checkbox in the
Interface pane is checked, Max objects in background windows will
respond to the mouse, but you'll need to either click on the title
bar or choose the window's name from the Max Window menu to bring it
to the foreground.
You can only type numbers into one of the Max number box objects if
the window in which the number box is located is in the foreground.
However, keystrokes on your computer keyboard will be sent out the
outlets of any key
, or modifiers
object in any loaded patch or subpatch regardless of the All Windows
Several Max objects (jit.qt.grab
allow you to save loaded image files or individual
frames of a Jitter matrix. You can set a preference for the default
resolution for any image files you save.
The way floating-point numbers are stored on your computer means that not all
numbers can be represented. This means that you will often see values such as 2.3
displayed as 2.29999. Clicking in the Float Display Correction checkbox will
make the Max application round numbers and truncates them at what it guesses
is the least significant digit.
By default, the Max application will automatically save any previously
created patcher file in its original location without reminding you
of what that location is. If you would like to be gently reminded of
a file's current location every time you save it, click in the
Save Dialog Shows File Location checkbox in the Interface pane.