Selecting and editing text objects in a patcher should be a familiar process. There are a few preferences for customizing patcher editing, but below we describe the default behavior.
Max uses the following rules for selecting text in an unlocked patcher:
A single click on a box select
the entire box – the object itself. This means that you can easily perform
tasks such as copying objects or moving them.
Double-clicking on a box will select the text for editing. So will clicking on a box that is already selected.
Clicking and dragging around a box to select it does not select the
text inside for editing.
You can use the Enter key to enter and exit text editing mode for a text object. The Tab key will exit editing mode and deselect the box. The Enter key will select the entire box, so you can move it around, copy it, etc..