[Chimera-users] Is it possible to configure Chimera Tools Window Start-up Position in Dual Monitor?

Jun Song junhasong at berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 7 08:10:45 PDT 2017

Hello everyone,

There are quite a few tools that I always use when I use Chimera, and I
really cannot do the work I need to do without having all the tools open in
their own separate windows.

I find it very convenient to configure those tools to open all together
when I start Chimera every single time. I also connect a monitor to my
laptop to visualize my map on it, and place all my tool windows on the
other screen.

I am wondering if there is an option to specify all the tool windows'
start-up position and size over dual monitor screens. When I click on the
Chimera icon to do some work, all the windows, both main Chimera graphics
window and all the tool windows, only open on the main display.

I have been reading all the instructions regarding window position for
hours, and it appears that the only parameter that I can play with is

- Which screen Chimera will open (using *--screen screen_number*)
- Graphics window size (using *windowsize [width height]*)
- Graphics window position (using *windoworigin [x y]*)

and nothing else.

Is it ever possible to...

Q1. Specify exact position where all of the tool windows will open? and
also, can I...
Q2. Allow Chimera windows to open over both screens, not only one screen?

I know all it takes for me to re-arrange is about 10 seconds of drag, but
if there is a way to configure start-up position of all the windows, that
would make using Chimera even more enjoyable.

Jun Ha Song.
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