[Chimera-users] aqua version of Chimera

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 3 15:41:02 PDT 2008

On Sep 3, 2008, at 12:08 PM, Anindito Sen wrote:

> Hi Eline
> The aqua version of Chimera when installed on my Macbook(memory  
> 4GB, proc. 2.2 Core 2 Duo) seems to come up with a strange problem  
> of flickering of the main display window each time I move another  
> window or alter the position of a crystal structure. However I have  
> not faced anything  on the MacOSX (X windows)version. I was  
> wondering what possibly can be the reason and that if ony one else  
> in the community have faced  similar problem of this type.
> Best
> Andy
> Dr. Anindito Sen (Ph.D)
> Research Associate , Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics  
> University of Virginia
> Box 800733 Charlottesville, VA 22908

Hi Andy,
This behavior in Aqua Chimera is intentional, allowing a window to  
become active immediately instead of requiring an extra click when  
you move the cursor into that window.  However, if you would rather  
have extra clicking than the flickering, you can turn it off in  
recent versions of Chimera (within the last month): open Preferences  
(under Favorites), change to "Mouse" category, set "Window focus  
follows mouse" to false.  This preference only appears in the Mac  
Aqua version.

I would like to remind everybody:
To ask questions, please email chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu (unless  
something confidential is included), and to report problems, please  
use "Help... Report a Bug" or email chimera-bugs at cgl.ucsf.edu . It is  
better to send to these e-mail addresses than to an individual,  
because that person might be on vacation or unavailable at the time  
and you might not get an answer.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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