Re: AMBER: Problems with xLEaP

From: Kara Di Giorgio <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:48:52 -0800

My husband helped me figure out a work-around. If I only use the left
button and use option-left for rotate and command-left for move I can
do everything but zoom and it doesn't have a problem. For some reason,
option-command-left doesn't zoom. I can zoom with the middle-right
buttons until it is the correct size, click in the menu enough to
eventually get out of rotate mode (I'm not sure what gets it out, but
after 20 or so clicks, it usually does) and then use the key
equivalents to rotate to where I want it and do everything else. Not
elegant, but it seems to work.

Kara Di Giorgio

On Jan 28, 2005, at 4:14 PM, Kara Di Giorgio wrote:

> I am using a logitech 3 button scroll mouse. It's with this mouse
> that I'm having problems.
> Is there a "cancel" key in xLEaP?
> Kara
> On Jan 28, 2005, at 2:19 PM, Ross Walker wrote:
>> Dear Kara,
>>> I'm having difficulty working with xLEap running on a Mac
>>> Powerbook G4
>>> using X11. I'm working on the tutorial by Ross Walker "Simulating a
>>> Solvated Protein that Contains Non-Standard Residues" and am at the
>>> point where I need to draw in the bonds in xLEap. Whenever I do
>>> anything involving zooming, selecting or rotating, the mouse gets
>>> "stuck" in rotation mode and I can't figure out how to get
>>> out of it.
>>> It won't even let me access the menu area above the molecule. I get
>>> stuck and then can't do anything. It's getting frustrating. Does
>>> anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this?
>> I've not tried xleap on a Mac unfortunately so can't help too much.
>> However,
>> one question concerns the mouse you are using. Is it a single button
>> mouse.
>> If so you may have more joy using a USB multibutton mouse so that you
>> can
>> 'right' click, use the middle button etc. E.g. you can then use the
>> middle
>> button to rotate, left button to draw/select, the right button to
>> move and
>> both the middle and right buttons together to zoom.
>> I'm not sure if this will help but it worth a try.
>> Perhaps some Mac users can comment further.
>> All the best
>> Ross
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