We strongly recommend (require?) use of a three-button mouse with
MacPyMOL and PyMOLX11Hybrid. However, it is possible to use MacPyMOL in
a limited way on Macs that have a single button mouse thanks to some
built-in mouse remapping in the Mac OS X GLUT implementation. Her is
how that works...
If the Mac is hooked up to a 1-button mouse (only) when MacPyMOL or
HybridX11PyMOL are launched, then Mac OS X itself will furnish
translations as follows:
Rotate: Click & Drag
XY-Translate: Option-Click & Dreg
Zoom: Control-Click & Drag
Select: Click & Release
Box-Select: Shift-Click & Drag
Box-Deselect: Shift-Option-Click & Drag
Clipping: Control-Shift-Click & Drag with...
- near plane controlled by vertical motion
- far plane controlled by horizontal motion
Note that not all mouse actions are possible with a one-button mouse.
For example, I don't think molecular editing is possible with a
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From: Andreas Forster <andreas@bi...> - 2005-07-21 19:32:09
Warren, what's up with this? Pymol and one-button mouse?? What's next?=20
Pymol on abacus?
Wouldn't it rather be time to remind Apple to provide ergonomic equipment=
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that accumulate in departments that use Mac.
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