Setting Max Console preferences

The Console category of the Max Preferences window shows the settings that determine how the Max Console window will appear and perform.

Preferences for working with the Max Console

The appearance and behavior of the Max Console can be tailored to provide information in the way that you'd like to see it.

You can set the dequeue size, which is the maximum number of lines posted in the Max console per update.

Font name and size settings can be changed using the font settings.

The queue that contains message for display can be managed using the queue size, which determines the number of Max Console messages available via scrolling. If you have patches which are posting many lines from the scheduler and are losing lines, you can increase this number.


Setting the chunk size

  • Choose Preferences... from the Max menu (Macintosh) or the Options menu (Windows) to show the Preferences Window and locate the Console category in the Preferences Window.
  • The Max Console Dequeue Chunk Size setting determines the maximum number of messages shown for any Console update. Drag up or down to change the value, or double-click on the entry to enter the chunk size setting.

Changing the Max Window font settings

  • Choose Preferences... from the Max menu (Macintosh) or the Options menu (Windows) to show the Preferences Window and locate the Console category in the Preferences Window.
  • Select a font from the menu list for the Max Window Font Name setting.
  • Drag the Font Size setting up or down to change the font size, or double-click the setting and enter a value.

Setting the queue size

  • Choose Preferences... from the Max menu (Macintosh) or the Options menu (Windows) to show the Preferences Window and locate the Console category in the Preferences Window.
  • The Max Console Queue Size setting determines how many messages are stored and available for scrolled display. Drag up or down to change the value, or double-click on the entry to enter the chunk size setting.

See Also

Name Description
The Max Environment The Max Environment