Trouble In Ableton Live 8 controling volume faders

I just bought a new computer with Windows 8.  I've had some troubles getting Live 8 to work smoothly on the 64 bit system (I did the update) but everything is working now except one problem.  When I use the mouse to adjust the volume faders they jump all the way to full-up or all the way to zero.  It's very difficult to control.  When I try to pan they jump all the way far right or left.  When I try to zoom it's very difficult to keep it from zooming all the way out.

Anybody have any ideas?

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onguitar 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • RobinHunt
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    YES! had Exactly the same thing, its fixed now. Follow these steps:

    - Create a Options.txt file in the Ableton preferences folder (In WIN vista/7: users\appdata\roaming\Ableton\ live x.x.x\ Preferences) (IN OSX: Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/

    Just make sure its in the SAME folder as the preferences.cfg file

    - Put the following text in this Options.txt:

     

    -AbsoluteMouseMode

     

    2 years ago | 9 comments
  • john.clees
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    some comments are under a reply, I also found the same question being asked for 9.0, so I thought I'd make a single post to perhaps be more efficient for some.

    Live Versions: 1 - 9
    Operating System: ALL
     
     
    Goal : create an "Options" file inside preference folder, enter text inside, click save - then end.
     
    locate Preference file : 
     
    -------Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\
     
    * If having trouble while using windows do search for %appdata% to find your folder. (sometimes appdate won't show in normal browsing option)
    ** Just make sure its in the SAME folder as the preferences.cfg file
     
    -------Mac OS X
    /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/
     
    and inside this file you have to have to enter the following (on seperate lines) * I somehow missed to add -AbsoluteMouseMode as well in a sep line, I thought it was an option in my computer to adjust.
     
    Options.txt
    -AbsoluteMouseMode
     
    then simply save this file. Reopen Ableton and it's back to normal. Once you create this inside your directed folder it will immediately solve this issue. 
     
    PC
    1. PC open blank text file, save it as "Options" on your desktop.  
    2. open file and put:  (on seperate lines)
    Options.txt
    -AbsoluteMouseMode
    3. resave to the desktop.
    4. Cut/Past new "Options" text file in folder.
    All set- the end

     

     

     

    5 months ago | 1 comment
  • MarcBoss
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    Beautiful!! : )

     

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • Beauklu
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    This is highly annoying. For anyone who this didn't work for, you're copying -> pasting the wrong thing almost certainly. You need to paste this into your documents:

    Start copy after the colon not including this line:

     

    -AbsoluteMouseMode

     

    :end copy including the line before this but not this line

    Your document should have three lines in total. One blank, one -AbsoluteMouseMode, and another blank.

     

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • morgendis
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    Note; This also works if the issue happens after upgrading to Windows 10.

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • Cjmaster
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    Omg you just saved my life!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • klingonpuppy
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    I can't find that file and don't feel comfortable trying to do this. I'll probably mess it up. Think Ableton will fix this with an update?

    8 months ago | 1 comment
  • Sinox
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    Hi,

    Same problem here, on Windows 10.

    I can't, however, find the mentioned path...

    C:/users exists but not appdata/roaming/ableton.

    Any suggestion to where to install this correction?

    7 months ago | 1 comment
  • SpacemanKermit
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    For windows 10:

    C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences

     

    *note, the appdata folder is likely hidden on your machine as it was on mine.  Just type the file location as above with your correct user name and you will find it.

    Make sure to have a space above and below the text "-AbsoluteMouseMode" in the Options.txt file.  (OK, I don't know if you actually need the spaces, but I followed the directions above and it worked.)

    On a personal note, how did this get past the developers at Ableton?  It's seriously f*ed up, and such an easy fix!

    Good luck!

    7 months ago | 2 comments
  • Phoenixdk
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    I had this issue, where setting -absoluteMouseMode didn't help. Turns out it was because I had installed a tablet driver, which apparently did something to my screen resolution and whatnot. Uninstalling it did the trick.

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    P.s a quick way of finding the c:\user\[username]\appdata\roaming folder for the particular user logged in is to go to Start->Run and just type: %appdata%

    (make sure the percentage signs are at both the start and end of the word, then press OK or enter)

     

     

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • twiceasdeep
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    YES! Thank you sooooooo much

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • eirjens
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    I had this problem too, turned out to be a screen setting...control panel...monitor... turn on/off scaling

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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