#89 Render/Structures Menu is Inconvenient


This menu contains the following options: trace,
backbone, cartoon, and ribon (and off).
1) If these options are not available, they should be
grayed out. For example, in the attached file of
dna, these options do nothing when selected.
2) Once one of these options is turned on, it can't
be turned off without turning off all the other
structure options. Also, looking at the menu, you
can't tell which options are selected. This menu
really needs checkmarks to appear and disappear when
items are selected or deselected.


  • Christopher King

    DNA, containing no cartoons, ribbons, trace, or backbone

  • Nicolas

    Nicolas - 2006-09-16

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    My 2 cts:

    IMHO, it's too complex with the current menu architecture (a
    menu item is just a script command)

    1. That would require adding an Off menu item for each kind
    of structure.
    2. Like most of the commands, they apply to the currently
    selected atoms not globally, so checkmarks are not really

    The popup menu is just a quick access to some useful
    commands, it doesn't give access to everything

  • Bob Hanson

    Bob Hanson - 2006-11-03
    • status: open --> closed
  • Bob Hanson

    Bob Hanson - 2006-11-03

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    for the most part this is done, but not perfectly.


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