Step by Step Tutorial

Quickly seeing Script changes in Ableton Live

John Carney's picture by John Carney last updated May 31, 2019

When you update a Script, in order for the changes to become available, Live needs to reload.
There are 2 ways you can do this.

Reboot

This involves closing Live completely and launching it again. It’s quite slow, especially if you’re continuously checking tweaks to your script. This way is only really necessary when certain Errors have been introduced in your script and even then, for most errors you don’t need to completely reboot Live.

Refresh

Hit CTRL+n(Windows) or CMD+n (Mac). This loads a new live set in Live and will reload your script with the changes.
Set your current Session as the default Set in ‘Preferences > File Folder > Set Current Set as Default’.
Now when you hit CTRL/CMD + n, you will have an instant refresh similar to a web browser.

Save current set as default