[Chimera-users] Open dialog box

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 15 16:24:02 PDT 2010

On Jun 15, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Rocco Varela wrote:

> Is there a way to change the look-and-feel of the GUI open dialog  
> box?  Every time I try to open a file using the File>Open option in  
> the GUI menu I'm faced with the problem of not being able to see the  
> entire file names in the file navigator window.  Enlarging the size  
> of the open dialog box doesn't seem to resolve the issue.

Hi Rocco,
	This is kind of a known problem and an open ticket (#311) for  
improving this behavior has been laying around in our database for 8  
years(!).  One of the reasons it has languished is that no simple  
solution really suggested itself that wasn't a heck of a lot of  
programming effort.  However, while thinking about your request just  
now I did think of a solution that wasn't too hard and also wasn't  
wickedly ugly.  In tomorrow's build the browser columns will configure  
themselves to the width of the longest name in the column — within the  
range of 20-100 "characters" (what the Tk GUI toolkit believes to be  
the width of a character).  I hope that will be good enough for your  
needs.  I could always change the limits if not.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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