[Chimera-users] Ignored settings

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 24 10:46:09 PDT 2009

Hi Thomas,
	We recently changed Chimera so that molecules are initially displayed  
in a fashion very similar to the "Interactive 1 (ribbons)" preset  
rather than wireframe.  This behavior is controlled by a new "smart  
initial display" New Molecule preference, which defaults to true.   
When that preference is true, many of the other preferences in that  
category are overridden*.  So to get back to the behavior you had  
before, set "smart initial display" to false.
	Perhaps this is also the issue with you problem with colordefs, but I  
don't completely understand your description of that.  Are we talking  
about Command Line startup files?  Do you mean that you put a file in  
the list of Command Line file to read at startup and it's not in the  
list the next time you start Chimera?  (You did click the 'Save'  
button, right?)


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

* all other prefs are overridden except for those dealing with initial  
model color, metal complexes, Mol2 model naming, line width, and ball/ 
stick scale.

On Aug 24, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Mitterfellner wrote:

> Hello!
> The recent chimera builds seem to ignore my standard molecule settings
> (ball and stick defaults to stick only) and the files to be read at
> startup. I normally read in a file with my custom colordefs, but  
> when I
> set that, close chimera and open it again, this setting is lost.
> Is this a known issue, or is it just with my installation?

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