[PD] PD 0.49 - turn off multiple connections ? ...

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Thu Mar 7 09:31:19 CET 2019

* oliver <oliver at klingt.org> [2019-03-07 08:15]:
> Hi,
> sorry for calling this in late, but i only recently changed completely to PD
> 0.49 ...
> i noticed a new patching "feature" that irritates me a lot.
> if multiple objects are selected and i connect one of them with a new object
> (i.e. a number box), ALL of those still selected objects will create a new
> connection. (see attached patch)
As you say this is considered a feature by most users. It annoys me more
often than I find it useful and would have prefered to have it as an
opt-in feature where, when multiple objects are selected, I would have
to hold down shift while connecting patch cords to inlets to have them
fanned out automatically. Right now I feel I have to more intelligent
than before to avoid accidental connections. Seems to be a matter of
taste to have it in and enabled without modifier keys.

Now pd has this startup flag
though I am not sure if this applied to the newest intelligent patching™

> while i guess that there must be some sort of use case for this behaviour
> (though none comes to my mind), still i would like to turn this feature off
> with a flag or something, as it messes up my workflow pretty good and
> results in many unnecessary extra mouse clicks.
> sorry if i missed something in the discussion regarding new patching
> features.
Goes on from here

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