[Chimera-users] window size

Viktor Hornak hornak at csb.sunysb.edu
Fri Oct 6 14:00:30 PDT 2006

Hi Elaine,

this is exactly what I needed. Also, thanks for a pointer to 
experimental features page (it's nice!).

One other vaguely related question I had was whether it's possible to 
find out what chimera commands correspond to actions picked from menus 
or panels (e.g. Actions->Atoms/Bonds->Hide; Camera -> orthographic from 
Viewing/Side View panel, etc.). My objective is to capture everything I 
do in a specific session in chimera command scripts, which have an 
advantage over saving the session in that 1) I see what I did directly 
in the script, 2) these scripts are much smaller than session files.

Thanks for your help!

Elaine Meng wrote:
> Hi Viktor,
> From our experimental features page
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/experimental/experimental.html
> you can download a "set magnification and window size" feature that 
> includes a "windowsize" command.
> A related feature (unfortunately broken in past releases, but will be 
> available in the next release) is the --geometry startup option.  We 
> plan to make a release this month.  The --geometry option is not quite 
> as straightforward as the windowsize command, because depending on the 
> system, the specified size might include some of the bars around the 
> graphics window.  However, that just means you need to try it once, 
> use the "get pixels" button on the image-saving panel (File... Save 
> Image) to determine the actual graphics window dimensions, and at the 
> next startup use --geometry with the necessary additions or 
> subtractions to achieve the target size.  That's what I've been doing.
> Startup options are described here:
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/options.html
> However, if you are on a Windows system, it is not very convenient to 
> use startup options (one way is to make a separate Chimera shortcut 
> and modify its properties). If you are on Windows, getting the 
> "windowsize" command from the experimental features page may be the 
> way to go.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> On Oct 6, 2006, at 5:43 AM, Viktor Hornak wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I was wondering if there's chimera command that sets the size of chimera
>> window. Basically I just want to have a well defined window size when I
>> save pictures (or movies)...
>> Thanks,
>> -Viktor
>> -- 
>> Viktor Hornak
>> SUNY at Stony Brook
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> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
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