[Chimera-users] Using Command Line

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 30 17:37:51 PDT 2009

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Greg Couch wrote:

>> Hi,
>> I was wondering there was a command similar to the --geometry (feature in
>> the system command line option
>> (http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/options.html#script)) but
>> for the Command Line.
>> I know there is a command "windowsize" in which the user can specify the
>> dimensions of the chimera instance, however where the chimera instance is
>> located cannot be specified with this command.  I want to be able to use a
>> feature similar to --geometry where I can specify X and Y offsets of the
>> top left corner of the window from the top left corner of the screen.
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
> It isn't there now, but I'll look into adding it.  Of course, it might not
> work on X11 because the window manager controls where windows are actually
> placed (ie., it's free to alter any part of the geometry request it wishes
> so a tiling window manager can guarantee that windows don't overlap).
> 	- Greg

I've added a "windoworigin x y" command to the chimera daily build.  If 
you just type windoworigin by itself, it will report the current origin.

 	- Greg

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