Automatically open M4L device pop-up when Live 10 starts

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danny klim
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Automatically open M4L device pop-up when Live 10 starts

Post by danny klim » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:19 pm

Hi, I recently started to use a M4L device every time that I use Live and am trying to figure out how to make it so that it automatically opens whenever Ableton Live 10 starts. Could you please help?

The M4L device currently requires me to navigate to the track that its on, then select the M4L device, then click a button labelled 'open' on the device, which then opens the M4L device in a pop-up window. I want to just make it always open the M4L device in a pop-up window whenever i start Live. I've used another M4L device that worked in a similar way but automatically opened but I haven't been able to figure out how to make it work this way for this device. How can i make it open automatically?

Thanks
Dan

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Re: Automatically open M4L device pop-up when Live 10 starts

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:06 pm

Open the patch. Unfreeze it if it's frozen.

Locate the object that opens the window. Add an object called [live.thisdevice]. Connect it's leftmost outlet to the leftmost inlet of the "open" object.

Freeze the device. Save it. (maybe with another name so you have both behavior options).
MacBook Pro 13" Retina i7 2.8 GHz OS 10.13, L10.0.1, M4L.
iMac 27" Retina i5 3,2 GHz OS 10.11.3 L10.0.1 M4L.

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