[Chimera-users] move labels

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Mar 4 08:31:08 PST 2020

Hi Dieter,
I assume you mean the regular “3D” labels that move with the structure.  For that, you need to assign a mouse button to that function using the preferences.  menu: Favorites… Preferences, change to category Mouse, and then assign button 1,2,3 alone or in combination with Ctrl to the label-dragging function — see:

The 2D labels and arrow annotations can be moved with the mouse by starting the 2D Labels tool and checking that the “Use mouse...” option is turned on, then dragging the label or arrow with the left mouse button.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Mar 4, 2020, at 4:43 AM, Dieter Blaas <dieter.blaas at meduniwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Hi,
>     I once knew but forgot and spent hours not finding it: How do I select a label by clicking and then move it with the mouse?
> Thank you very much, bw Dieter

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