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Max Window
The Max window displays status information, error messages, and warnings. You can get helpful advice about programming errors you make while you’re patching (putting an object into your patch that does not exist or misspelling the name of an object, for example) or while a patch is running (sending a message to a Max object that the object doesn’t understand or sending a message to an incorrect inlet) by looking at the Max window.

Showing the Max window
The Max application keeps track of whether or not the Max Window is visible when you quit the program, and will hide or show the window when you relaunch Max based on its state when you last used Max.

About the Max window:
The Max Window toolbar includes several buttons used for common tasks.
The Clear All button clears all messages currently displayed in the Max window.
The Order By Time button lets you see messages to the Max application in the time order they were received.
The Inspector button lets you open the Inspector for any Max object that has a message listed in the Max Window..
The Show Object button is used to locate the object associated with a message in the Max Window.
Rows of the Max window are color coded:
Columns of the Max window are divided into Object and Message:
Click on the column heading to sort by object or message.
Click on the clock in the toolbar to sort by the order the message was posted. This is the default order and the one you’ll want to use most often.

Finding the Object that generated an Error Message

Opening the inspector an object that generated a message

Seeing the complete text of a message in the Max window

You can find a complete listing of Max, MSP, and Jitter error messages here.

Clearing the text in the Max window