[Chimera-users] Moving atom labels
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Aug 7 14:44:53 PDT 2009
On Thu, 6 Aug 2009, Michael Day wrote:
> How does one change the position of atom labels? For small coordination
> complexes the default atom labels land on the atom and it would be nice to
> move them as a whole or individually so they are alongside the atom ball or
> anisotropic ellipsoid.
In the next daily build, we will have interactive label moving, where you
can pick a label and drag it around, and if you hold down the shift key,
it will move in Z. It will default to the Control-button-3 mouse mode,
but can be reassigned using the mouse mode preferences. You will also be
able to change the label offsets using the command line, the "labeloffset
x y z atom-spec" and "rlabeloffset x y z atom-spec" commands to set the
offsets and "~labeloffset" and "~rlabeloffset" to reset them to the
default behavior of adjusting the offset with the representation.
For users with existing saved preferences, you might need to turn label
dragging on by resetting the mouse mode preferences or by explicitly
assigning it to Control-button-3. There's no icon for it yet in the mouse
modes interface, but it will be the rightmost column for now.
Since the label moving code is new, please send me feedback about how well
it works for you.
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