[Chimera-users] Question Regarding on Finding Distances

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 5 12:48:57 PDT 2018

Hi Padua,
Ctrl-click and Shift-Ctrl-click should work to select atoms with Chimera default settings.  You shouldn’t have to change anything in Chimera for it to work as described in the User Guide and tutorials.  It may be an issue with the graphics on your computer.  Have you ever been able to select anything (ribbons, surfaces, etc.) with Ctrl-click in the graphics window? Does the magnifying glass on the lower right corner of the Chimera window change color even if you do not see green outlines in the main window?
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jun 5, 2018, at 12:26 PM, Xiong, Padua L <PADUA.XIONG at UCDENVER.EDU> wrote:
> Hi there,
> My name is Padua and I'm an undergraduate research assistant working on pharmacogenomics. To do this, I have been using your program UCSF Chimera.
> I've been trying to find the distances between a protein and a drug but keep running into problems with selecting an atom in the graphics. When I try doing Ctrl-click or Shift-Ctrl-click to select an atom, I don't select anything at all (nothing is highlighted green as its supposed to when something is selected).
> My professor I'm working under has tried changing the mouse settings as well. Is there something I'm missing that's not listed in the User's Guide and tutorials?
> Much thanks,
> Padua 

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