[Chimera-users] [Fwd: Re: Chimera hide all models button]

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 27 10:31:57 PST 2007

	I guess I do have some tips to offer here.  You can use the  
"Configure..." button of the Model Panel to change what happens when  
you double click on a model.  By default, double clicking shows the  
attributes of a model.  You can have double click do any combination  
of button actions, so you could instead have double click both "show  
only" the model and "activate only" the model.
	With that configuration, if you wanted to show and activate two  
specific models you would click on one model and then control-double- 
click on the other one.  If you want to show and activate all models  
you would click on the first model listed in the Model Panel and then  
shift-double-click the last model.


On Nov 27, 2007, at 8:57 AM, Tom Goddard wrote:

> Eduardo thinks we need better controls for showing just one or two  
> models and activating just one model when many are present.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: Chimera hide all models button
> Date: 	Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:34:07 -0700
> From: 	Eduardo Sanz-Garcia
> To: 	Tom Goddard
> Tom Goddard wrote:
>> Hi Eduardo,
>>  Perhaps clicking on the "Shown" heading in the Model Panel could  
>> hide all models if all are shown, or show all if all are hidden.   
>> If some are hidden and some are shown maybe it would show all,  
>> then a second click would permit you to hide all.  I don't really  
>> like this idea because very few people would know to try it.   
>> Usually clicking on list headings sorts using that column.
> That is true. I didn't realize about this.
>> Although sorting may seem not too useful for the "Shown" column I  
>> can imagine if you have 50 models open with just a few shown you  
>> might want to sort to bring those to the top.
>>  A slightly harder way to show just one model is to select its  
>> line in the Model Panel and press the "Show only" button in the  
>> right column of buttons.  Unfortunately that button is way down on  
>> that scrolled list of buttons.  You can hide many of those buttons  
>> using the "Configure..." button on the Model Panel and it will  
>> remember the hidden ones in your preferences file.  But there is  
>> no way to reorder the buttons as far as I know.
>>  The oval next to the step size above volume histograms allows you  
>> to show/hide that map.  Maybe I could enhance that so if you use  
>> the right mouse button instead of the left then it shows that map  
>> and hides all others.  Cryptic but not unexpected behavior.
> Yes, this is a little cryptic but a fast method.
>> Still there are only 3 histograms shown by default.  Perhaps if I  
>> added the scrollbar for the histograms as you suggest that would  
>> further improve switching display between individual maps.
> I believe that the scrollbar is a very good idea!
> I believe that Chimera should improve the way to show or activate  
> all the models faster from the GUI. I spend a lot of time  
> activating two models, deactivating the rest, and showing only  
> these two models. The command line is fast but there are some, like  
> me, that always forget the commands.
>>  Let me know what ideas you think are best.  It is quite difficult  
>> to make the user interface simple to use and powerful.  Thanks for  
>> your ideas.
>>    Tom
>> Eduardo Sanz Garcia wrote:
>>> Do you mind if I share a  very personal suggestion?
>>> I always open 5 or more maps at the same time (chimera  
>>> directories*/*100.map) . I normally want to examine each  
>>> individually, and then compare them. I would like to undisplay  
>>> all of them at the same time. I know that this is possible from  
>>> the command line (~modeldisplay), but I always forget it. It  
>>> would be nice to have the same function from the GUI. I am  
>>> suggestion to be able to click in the black circle (bottom image)  
>>> and un/display all the models at once.
>>> Anyway, thanks for the volume viewer capabilities of chimera.

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