First in the series of speed and workflow tips for 3ds Max.
This one covers a free, easy to install plugin that allows access to command panel items, maxscript, and object properties from anywhere in the view-port. A quick, easy, customizable tool that I cannot work without, and will be used in most of my videos.
You can get active type here: http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/active type
And it appears to be in moderately active development / maintenance as of the time I made this video.
If you liked this video, check out the rest of the series in this album: 3DS Max Speed Tips - Full Series!
If you have any suggestions for speed tips, or request for other tutorials or maxscript things, please feel free to send me a message or leave a comment!