[Chimera-users] (no subject)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 2 14:31:22 PDT 2009

Hi Cathy,
Regarding #3, eventually we would like to allow users to define their  
own presets.  For now, I suggest making an alias such as with the  

alias stuff preset apply int 1; set bg_color white

and then later the command "stuff" (or whatever you named it) will do  
what you want.  For the alias to be in effect automatically whenever  
you use Chimera, put it in a file along with any other aliases, color  
definitions, etc. you might want, and use the Preferences, Command  
Line category to specify that file to be read at startup.

Regarding #4, alternatives for clearing the selection are
- keyboard shortcut cs
- command ~sel
- picking nothing, i.e. Ctrl-click in empty area of graphics window

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

On Oct 2, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Cathy Lawson wrote:

> Dear Chimera Team,
> I have been using Chimera fairly intensively in recent days with  
> good success.   Just wanted to pass along a short list of features I  
> wish were available.
> (maybe some are already available in Chimera or there are  
> workarounds but I  haven't been able to figure them out...).  I'm  
> using the current production release (1.3) mac osx (X11).
> (1) A way "close" the command line at the bottom of the view window   
> (among other reasons why one might want to do this, I can't figure  
> out how to get accelerator shortcuts to work after the command line  
> is open).
> (2) An "undo" button for "fit in map"  (restore model to position  
> before fit)
> (3) Fine tuning of the "preset" views  -- interactive (ribbons) is  
> something I use frequently but I'd prefer a white background.
> (4) It is great to have the down and up arrow to narrow and broaden  
> selection, would be great if a final down arrow would lead to  
> clearing the selection.
> cheers,
> Cathy

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