From: Olaf Lenz (olenz_at_Physik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE)
Date: Thu Apr 14 2005 - 05:39:22 CDT

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Hi Adrian!

Adrian Koh wrote:
> I'm trying, with much difficulties, to get through Chapter 12 of the
> User Manual.
> I'm attempting to customize VMD to my preferred defaults like a "White"
> background, "Orthographic" display, "VDW" graphic representation, and
> setting the default directory to my own directory, in order to avoid the
> tedious process of redirecting from the VMD directory every time I want
> to open a file somewhere else.
> Can any one explain simply how could this be done? Thank you very much :).

The colors, display and representation is simple - just put the
following commands into your configuration file (~/.vmdrc in any Unix
system, no idea how it's called in Windows). However, I'm not sure about
the "cd" command and what it would do in Windows. Just try it.
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# colors
color Display FPS 16
color Display Background 8
color Axes Labels 16

# orthographic display
display projection orthographic

# default rep
mol rep vdw

# change to the "Home" Directory
cd /the/dir/you/want/to/use

Best regards

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