From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Nov 11 2005 - 13:33:13 CST


is there a simple way to turn off picking mode
from _inside_ a picking mode tracing function?

please have a look at the attached scriptlet.
after two atoms have been picked it should
go back to rotation (mouse mode 0), but i get
get 'illegal mouse mode 0 -1' instead and
picking mode stays active.

for my current purposes, i can work around this,
but i'd like to know, whether this is a pricipal
problem or just bad script design.

btw: this happens with vmd-1.8.3 and vmd-1.8.4-beta1.


Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
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