[Chimera-users] Change default pseudobond color?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 10 12:30:54 PDT 2020

Hi Oli,
There is no default color for pseudobonds in general, but I guess you mean distance monitors?  In that case, you can open the Distances tool (in menu under Tools... Structure Analysis), change the color, and then click the button to "Save" as defaults for subsequent uses of Chimera.

Most effort is on ChimeraX these days:
We did change the factory default colors in ChimeraX for pseudobonds showing hbonds, contacts, and clashes specifically for this reason, so that they show up on both black and white backgrounds (and there is also a keyword to specify any color).  For distances, ChimeraX has a Distances preference category to set the default color etc. however you like.

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

> On Mar 10, 2020, at 12:01 PM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to change the default pseudobond color? The current default is yellow, which is unreadable on a white background (but fine on a black background). Orange is readable on both black and white backgrounds - would it be possible to change the default color for distances to orange?
> Cheers
> Oli

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