[Chimera-users] Toggle active vs displayed for checkboxes at bottom of screen?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Mar 26 10:28:00 PDT 2015

Hi Oliver,
I personally would rather just have checkboxes for model-display instead of model-active!  The current model-active checkboxes are somewhat of a legacy from the previous-generation program, MidasPlus.  Your idea to switch between the two is also reasonable.  However, I can only "lobby" for changes, since I'm the token non-programmer on the team…. unless you count fortran (most people don't, and not to worry, my fortran programs aren't going into Chimera).

Possible yes… the difficult thing is to manage and prioritize requests and our own plans without letting things fall through the cracks between when they are suggested and when they can be implemented.  This is always an issue, whether Chimera 1 or 2...

Consider also that Chimera2 will have certain major differences that may make some suggested changes less applicable or less needed.

Thanks for your ideas!  Sincerely,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Mar 26, 2015, at 10:03 AM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, this is more of a feature suggestion than anything, and I guess it is unlikely to be implemented before Chimera 2, but thought I’d put it out there anyway. 
> Currently the checkboxes at the bottom of the main display control whether or not a model is active - this is very handy when reorienting models with respect to one another. 
> I would love a similar means to toggle the display of individual models without going to the model panel. One way would be to alter the “Active models” text label (circled in screenshot) to “Displayed models”, and change the behaviour/meaning of the checkboxes accordingly, similar to the A/I/R/S selection mode changer at the bottom right of the main display. 
> So you would click “Active models”, and the text would switch to “Displayed models”, and the configuration of the checkboxes  would change so that the displayed models (rather than the active models) are checked. 
> Is this something that would be possible in a future version?
> Best,
> Oliver.

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