[Chimera-users] Feature request: changing default color for H-bonds

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Oct 21 10:27:30 PDT 2012

Hi Miguel,
This isn't exactly what you were asking, but thought I would mention that if you use the command, you can specify color (and linewidth and many other options) directly, for example:

findhb color orange linewidth 4

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 21, 2012, at 6:35 AM, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía wrote:

> Hi,
> I think the subject of the message is explicit enough...
> Perhaps the option of having a default color different than cyan for
> hydrogen bonds already exists, but I have failed to find it. I have this
> line in my .chimera/preferences file:
> 'FindHBonds': {'line width': 2.0},
> So I tried to include something like 'color: (0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0)' (or
> bond color or H-bond color...) in the FindHBonds dictionary, alas
> without success.
> Let me give some rationale: I prefer having a white background, against
> which cyan is not really very visible when the structure gets complex.
> Not to me eyes at least.
> Thank you!
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Miguel

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