some requests

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23 Mar, 2021 06:38 PM


i enjoy a lot this nodebox, as i use puredata and illustrator a lot, it's not so different.

i have some requests i note here , not knowing if it is the good place:

- please bring back keyboard shortcuts .52 broke that on windows (META is shown instead of ctrl in menus).

- please explain how to make device function work on windows . OSC i /o would be great.
i get an error that seems related to some obscure security settings when activating device support and trying to restart nodebox.

at nodebox.client.NodeBoxDocument.stopDeviceHandlers(
at nodebox.client.NodeBoxDocument.stopAnimation(
at nodebox.client.NodeBoxDocument.close(
at nodebox.client.NodeBoxDocument.windowClosing(
at java.awt.AWTEventMulticaster.windowClosing(
at java.awt.Window.processWindowEvent(
at javax.swing.JFrame.processWindowEvent(
at java.awt.Window.processEvent(
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(
at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(
at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(
at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(
at java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(
at java.awt.EventQueue$
at java.awt.EventQueue$
at Method)
at java.awt.EventQueue$
at java.awt.EventQueue$
at Method)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(

- compound shape seems limited on high demanding tasks, is it normal ?

this program is very nice , thank you.

Have a nice day,


  1. 1 Posted by pyfave on 30 Jun, 2022 02:54 PM

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    if it is possible , please move this discussion in nodebox 3 subforum.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by john on 30 Jun, 2022 07:01 PM

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    Discussion moved as per your request.

    My apologies for not responding to your original note...

    A. Frederik fixed the shortcut bug for Windows users. Please download 3.0.53 and see if that works for you. (Mac users continue to use 3.0.52):

    B. I believe some of the audio/device functionality is no longer entirely working in recent operating systems. I have asked for but not received any confirmation or plans to fix this anytime soon. Here is a recent thread which touches on some of these issues (not OSC but related):

    C. Yes, compound is limited on demanding tasks. I'm not sure this is normal, but it is our reality. It works pretty well most of the time (pretty amazing actually given what it's up against), but can become slow if you press it and can also be a bit flaky, sometimes creating odd hanging threads or particles (which I call dust). I use it all the time and have developed some techniques to correct its occasional oddities.

    Please let me know if you have any more questions/requests.


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