From: Tim Travers (
Date: Tue Sep 14 2010 - 07:45:14 CDT

Hi there,

I can't really remember why the following works, you'll have to check the
To get this working in my .vmdrc, I enclosed it with the following:

after idle {
   menu tkcon on

Hope this helps,

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Rosanne Zeiler <>wrote:

> I like to use the tk console in vmd rather than the standard terminal. I
> tried putting:
> menu tkcon on
> in my .vmdrc, but because apparently the plugins are loaded after the
> .vmdrc is applied, this does not work. Is there any way around this?
> My solution was to make a tcl procedure that opens the menu, and changes
> the position of the tkcon as well as some other plugin menus. This works,
> but you do have to run the procedure from the terminal.
> Rosanne