[Chimera-users] Manually adjusting alignment

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Apr 29 08:11:08 PDT 2016

Hi Vis Kairys,
It sounds like the step you are missing is first making the stuff you want to move the “active region.”  You would do that by dragging a box around it with the mouse, or if you had already dragged a box but it was no longer active, clicking on it to make it active again (shown with dashed outline).  Then the various editing key combinations will move the residues in that box.

So the steps are:  drag box around the residues you want to move (the “RF”), Ctrl-left arrow to move it left

Multalign Viewer manpage:
… explanation of active region
… editing keys

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 29, 2016, at 2:07 AM, Visvaldas K. <coyote_v2002 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I wasn't able to adjust alignment in the Alignment window, and search did not find an answer (because I get great number of false negatives)...
> I tried shift-arrow, ctrl-shif-arrow and many times but only once the region moved "by accident", and I wasn't able to 
> repeat this feat. 
> To simplify the task, let's say I have in the alignment window:
> I want to move "RF" by one residue to the left so that the top part becomes
> What would be the sequence of keys, clicks/drags and so on to do that 
> (also, how is the active region which is ready to move signified: green, green in a dashed frame, or perhaps white dashed frame)?
> Sincerely yours,
> Vis Kairys
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