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Create tabs in MaxMSP

Here’s how to create patcher tabs in MaxMSP.

This is different than the tab or live.tab object. This method will create tabs seen in the help files in Max.

TabsDemo

 

  1. Create one or more subpatchers.

TabsDemo

  1. Open one of the subpatchers.
  2. With the subpatcher open (with focus on that window), open Patch Inspector. (Not regular Inspector.) On a Mac, it’s Command+Shift+I.

  3. In the jpatcher section, check the ‘Show on Parent Patcher Tab’.

patcherinspector

  1. If you previously put a title in the subpatcher object with the optional symbol, a tab will appear in the main patcher window with that title.
    You can change the title of the tab (without changing the subpatcher symbol label) with the ‘Title’ box also in the jpatcher section in the Patcher Inspector menu.

Title_change

Different Name

**With Send and Receive objects, double-clicking will still bring up a small window with other send and receive objects of the same name– but they will not open when you click on them if they exist inside a tabbed patcher. (A reference issue?)

menu_and_Main

BPatchers can appear as tabs as well with the same method, with a few extra steps:
1. Create a bpatcher **in the main parent patcher window. (NB: Max crashed when I tried to create a ‘tab’ with a bpatcher in a non-parent tabbed subpatcher.)

  1. Open bpatcher inspector (different than patcher inspector) and select Embed Patcher in Parent.

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  1. Control-click (on Mac) and select ‘New View of <bpatched maxfile>’ to open that patch.
  • Then continue with the previous method, starting at Step 3.

  • I hope this helped, I am sure there are more possibilities revealed in the Max API with jpatchers and such.

    Below is a demo patch:

    
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    By | 2016-11-01T22:30:13+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Coding, Design, MaxMSP|0 Comments

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