Demo patcher: presentationMode.maxpat
In addition to having a patcher be locked or unlocked (for performance or editing), Max makes use of two viewing modes: patcher or presentation. We’ve been working with patcher mode so far. Presentation mode allows you to create a user interface containing only the objects you need to see, and to arrange those objects on the screen independently of where they reside in the patcher.
Presentation mode allows for you to create visually structured patchers that are easy to follow, and then switch to presentation mode having only the core elements that you interact with.
You can also set the patcher to open in presentation mode. Left-click or control-click anywhere in the patcher that isn’t an object and select patcher attributes from the pop-up menu. Check open in presentation mode, then save the patcher.