[Chimera-users] Balloon text display issue v1.2304

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 23 12:19:50 PST 2007

Hi Eric,
This has been reported and logged as problem report 3279 in our bug  
database: "stereo zaps atomspec balloons."  However, the initial  
report was for Windows, so we are glad you are providing this  
additional helpful information and another nudge to solve the problem.
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

On Jan 23, 2007, at 12:09 PM, Eric Dawson wrote:

> Hi,
> We are using Chimera production release version 1.2304 on Red Hat  
> Linux
> and SGI. When going from quad-buffered stereo mode to mono, the  
> balloon
> help as well as atom/bond balloon info is toggled 'off'. This can be
> re-enabled within the session by toggling the balloon options manually
> under Preferences, however I don't think this behavior existed in  
> previous
> versions of Chimera. Alternatively, the balloons can be restored by  
> saving
> the session and restarting the chimera software.
> We use the balloon feature frequently to teach command line selection
> syntax in our molecular graphics workshops. I wonder if anyone else  
> has
> encountered this behavior linked to hardware stereo. Thank you for  
> looking
> into this issue.
> Eric
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