From: Dallas Warren (
Date: Wed Feb 03 2021 - 16:51:51 CST

A handy option to be able to customise settings is using the preferences
panel. Either set them directly within the panel and save to a file, or
set it within VMD as per normal, then get the panel to query what the
current settings are, then save the settings to a file. Then you can use
your saved file for your startup configuration.

Extensions > VMD Preferences

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 06:17, Henrik Hariman <>

> Dear VMD users,
> Would you please let me know what command I should add to the .vmdrc file
> to alter the default so I would have the "pbc box on" as default? the same
> please for the color box, to change the default from blue to gray.
> Thank you,
> Henrik