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Cathy Lawson cathy.lawson at rutgers.edu
Fri Oct 2 16:42:11 PDT 2009

Thanks Elaine and Tom for helpful replies!

On Oct 2, 2009, at 5:31 PM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Cathy,
> Regarding #3, eventually we would like to allow users to define  
> their own presets.  For now, I suggest making an alias such as with  
> the command:
> alias stuff preset apply int 1; set bg_color white
> and then later the command "stuff" (or whatever you named it) will  
> do what you want.  For the alias to be in effect automatically  
> whenever you use Chimera, put it in a file along with any other  
> aliases, color definitions, etc. you might want, and use the  
> Preferences, Command Line category to specify that file to be read  
> at startup.
> Regarding #4, alternatives for clearing the selection are
> - keyboard shortcut cs
> - command ~sel
> - picking nothing, i.e. Ctrl-click in empty area of graphics window
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Oct 2, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Cathy Lawson wrote:
>> Dear Chimera Team,
>> I have been using Chimera fairly intensively in recent days with  
>> good success.   Just wanted to pass along a short list of features  
>> I wish were available.
>> (maybe some are already available in Chimera or there are  
>> workarounds but I  haven't been able to figure them out...).  I'm  
>> using the current production release (1.3) mac osx (X11).
>> (1) A way "close" the command line at the bottom of the view  
>> window  (among other reasons why one might want to do this, I  
>> can't figure out how to get accelerator shortcuts to work after  
>> the command line is open).
>> (2) An "undo" button for "fit in map"  (restore model to position  
>> before fit)
>> (3) Fine tuning of the "preset" views  -- interactive (ribbons) is  
>> something I use frequently but I'd prefer a white background.
>> (4) It is great to have the down and up arrow to narrow and  
>> broaden selection, would be great if a final down arrow would lead  
>> to clearing the selection.
>> cheers,
>> Cathy

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