[Chimera-users] Tear-off menus in Chimera 1.5.3 for Mac OS X

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Jul 9 16:42:20 PDT 2011

Hi Jeff,
Sorry, tear-off menus are not available in the native aqua version of Chimera (regardless of Chimera version number or Mac OS X version number).  For Mac, only the X windows version has this feature.

Because the "Actions... Color" menu was one of the most useful to tear off, to provide a similar behavior in all Chimera versions we have implemented a separate Color Actions dialog (opened by choosing "Actions... Color... all options").  No global solution to allow tearing off menus in the native Mac version has been found, however.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jul 9, 2011, at 3:55 PM, Jeff Lawton wrote:

> Hi,
> I am running the native aqua version of Chimera 1.5.3 on Mac OS X 10.6, and
> it seems that the "tear off" feature of the menus is not available, though I
> was previously able to do that when running the X window version of Chimera.
> Is there a way to use the menu "tear off" feature in the native aqua
> version?
> Thanks!
> Jeff

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