[Chimera-users] window size

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 6 10:18:14 PDT 2006

Hi Viktor,
 From our experimental features page


you can download a "set magnification and window size" feature that 
includes a "windowsize" command.

A related feature (unfortunately broken in past releases, but will be 
available in the next release) is the --geometry startup option.  We 
plan to make a release this month.  The --geometry option is not quite 
as straightforward as the windowsize command, because depending on the 
system, the specified size might include some of the bars around the 
graphics window.  However, that just means you need to try it once, use 
the "get pixels" button on the image-saving panel (File... Save Image) 
to determine the actual graphics window dimensions, and at the next 
startup use --geometry with the necessary additions or subtractions to 
achieve the target size.  That's what I've been doing.

Startup options are described here:

However, if you are on a Windows system, it is not very convenient to 
use startup options (one way is to make a separate Chimera shortcut and 
modify its properties). If you are on Windows, getting the "windowsize" 
command from the experimental features page may be the way to go.

I hope this helps,

On Oct 6, 2006, at 5:43 AM, Viktor Hornak wrote:

> Dear All,
> I was wondering if there's chimera command that sets the size of 
> chimera
> window. Basically I just want to have a well defined window size when I
> save pictures (or movies)...
> Thanks,
> -Viktor
> -- 
> Viktor Hornak
> SUNY at Stony Brook
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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