[Chimera-users] Cannot see menus on MacBook Mojave
pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed May 26 20:09:43 PDT 2021
This a Mac setting, not a Chimera setting per se. Open System Preferences and go to the Accessibility category. In the Display section (and under the "Display" tab), turn on "Reduce transparency".
> On May 26, 2021, at 4:15 AM, Eric Werner <evwerner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Thank you for the info. You have great software. You are right I can see the menu with the in-window version. However, because the menu background it somewhat transparent it makes it more difficult to read. Granted I am a bit visually impaired.
> Is there a way to make the menu background nontransparent?
> Thanks for your time and help.
> On 5/25/21 6:25 PM, Eric Pettersen wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> This is a current limitation of the Tk windowing toolkit that Chimera uses. Perhaps future versions of the toolkit will fix this, but for now that's the way it is. Your two options are:
>> 1) Don't use dark mode when using Chimera. That might be a pain.
>> 2) Use the in-window version of the menus rather than the ones at the top of the screen. The in-window menus don't suffer from this problem.
>> There is also sort of a third option: use our new program ChimeraX. It doesn't suffer from this problem.
>> Eric Pettersen
>> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>>> On May 25, 2021, at 8:51 AM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>> wrote:
>>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>> From: Eric Werner <evwerner at gmail.com <mailto:evwerner at gmail.com>>
>>>> Subject: Cannot see menus on MacBook Mojave
>>>> Date: May 24, 2021 at 9:10:48 PM PDT
>>>> Chimera is great. However in the latest download for the Mac, I can no longer see the menus when in Dark Mode on my Macbook Pro using Mojave.
>>>> In the attached file you can see the the transparent background of the menu drop down list makes it even harder.
>>>> Is there a solution to adjust the menu text and background color and making the menu background opaque?
>>>> Thank you for your help.
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> Dr. Eric Werner, FLS
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