Keyboard Patching Enhancements
Max includes a number of keyboard commands created to make patching fast and efficient. These features are enabled by default using the Preferences Window. When enabled the following keyboard shortcuts are available:settings in the
- With an object selected, press shift-N to create a new object, already connected to the first object. You can also push shift-B, shift-T and so on to create a button, toggle, etc. Just remember "press shift to connect".
- Shift+N and these other patching mechanics using "shift" add and connect a new object either to the selected object's leftmost inlet or outlet depending on your mouse location. For example, if you select the object and press shift+T while your mouse is "above" the object, it will connect a toggle to the leftmost inlet, while if you do the same while your mouse is "below" the object, it will connect a toggle to the leftmost outlet.
- While typing in an object, press shift-enter to "finalize" the object, and to shift keyboard focus to a new object already connected to the first.
- With a patchcord selected, push shift-N to move keyboard focus to a new object inserted along that patchcord (you can also push shift-B, shift-T and so on)
- With an object selected, you can press alt-up to select a patchcord leading into the object. Pressing alt-down moves the selection to patchcords coming from the object. Then, alt-left and alt-right rotate your selection through patchcords.
- Alt-shift-drag an object to create a new object already connected to the first.
- Shift-drag an object onto a patchcord to insert that object into the patchcord at that location. Shift-drag a connected object to remove its connections and repatching the remaining objects together.
|Object Groups||Object Groups|
|Max Console||Max Console|
|Debugging Max Patchers||Debugging Max Patchers|
|Preferences Window||Preferences Window|