[Chimera-users] problem with new Chimera 1.4 and 1.4.1 OSX Aqua

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Apr 10 09:20:06 PDT 2010

Hi Miriam,
It saves your previous window size -- maybe you used a small window  
the last time?  The graphics window is the black area, and when it is  
small, there is a white unused area around it to accommodate the width  
of the menu and command line.

However, regardless of how you arrived at this point, you can get rid  
of the white part and go back to manual resizing with any of the  

- using command "~windowsize"
- manually resizing the overall window smaller so that all of the  
white area disappears, then dragging it larger again
- using command "windowsize x y" where x and y are the desired width  
and height of the graphics window (and large enough so that no white  
area is needed)


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 Apr 10, 2010, at 8:35 AM, Miriam Gochin wrote:

> Dear Chimera team,
> I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but the new version does not  
> open correctly on my Mac (OS-X-10.6.2).  I get a small black square  
> surrounded by white space that will not enlarge.  Is there some  
> setting I should adjust?
> Best wishes,
> Miriam Gochin
> Touro University - CA
> miriam.gochin at tu.edu
> 707-638-5463

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