The Lock/unlock button toggles the locked state of the patcher window.
The Patcher Windows button lets you open a new view of the patcher window .
The Show Object Explorer button is used to open the Object Explorer.
The Show Key Commands button opens a menu that shows you Max keyboard command shortcuts.
The Presentation Mode/Patching Mode button lets you choose whether to view the patcher in patching or presentation mode.
The Inspector button is used to open an object’s Inspector. This button is enabled when an object in the patcher window is selected.
The Show Grid/Hide Grid button shows or hides the grid.
The Show Mixer/Hide Mixer button shows or hides the Mixer control panel for the patcher window. This button is enabled when the patcher window contains an MSP object.
The Show Status Bar/Hide Status Bar button shows or hides the Status Bar.
The Show Sidebar/Hide Sidebar button shows or hides the Sidebar.
When using Max for Live, additional icons will appear in the Patcher Window toolbar.
The Freeze Device button icon toggles whether or not a Max for Live device is currently frozen (and thus cannot be edited).
The Conflict Icon is generally greyed out. It will only be highlighted if you open a frozen Max for Live device for editing whose contents conflict with the files that you have on your disk. If this icon is highlighted, you will need to resolve any conflicts before you can unfreeze the device.
The Preview Mode button icon toggles whether or not a Max for icon is used to toggle between having the effect processing done within the Live application or within Max while you are editing or developing a device.