Pin a section so I can map from target to nature

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I can't follow even my local section when I switch from target to nature, everything shifts around. I'd like to pin a base/region on the display. or maybe have a mode where both are on screen at the same time, with mapping lines. I'm sure these aren't new idea, but there they are!
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You can tag nucleotides by ctrl-clicking them. Then a black circle will appear around it and you can easily follow the tagged nucleotides while switching between target and natural mode.
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JRStern

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That will do nicely! Didn't see it mentioned in the intro. Thanks!
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Thanks Madde for answering JRStern!
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I think JRStern really has something here - The tag feature wonderful - I use it constantly in a variety of situations, but, if as JRStern seems to me to be suggesting, if the tag not only made a black circle, but additionally became the center "anchor" of the focus during transition from target mode to natural mode, then "WOW!" That would make it even Better! :)

Is this possible? If so I would just LOVE it! And I'm willing to bet that many, many others would too.

Thanks to JR for a great idea, and thanks as well to all the Devs who watch these posts so closely, to keep their finger on the pulse of the community

:) - d9
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Just thinking of the difficulties involved in implementation: What happens when there are multiple tags? I propose calculating a "center-of-gravity" if there are two or more tags, and centering on that average center.

Thanks & Best Regards,

-d9
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I will certainly talk to the developers to see if it is possible. I have put it as #383 in our bug tracker.
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I presume that somewhere out there is some "real" RNA folding software that probably has fifty features that would also be nice in the game - and would include this "pin" feature.

I could probably reel of ten more without breaking a sweat, but I'm not entirely sure where the game aspect leaves off and something like a CAD/CAM system for RNA begins!

Thanks always for what has turned out to be quite an addictive little game, and maybe I'm even learning a bit by playing!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Select portion of sequence to be kept on screen, or nucleotide to stay fixed at a....

Hi. I love this game! I'm playing it on a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a modest screen resolution of 1440 x 900. When solving a puzzle, I like to zoom in so I can see details better, especially when I'm working on a tricky section. If I tweak it and the shape changes, sometimes the section that I'm focusing on flies off the screen. I think it would be helpful if I could select a portion of the sequence that I'd like to be kept (centered?) on the screen, or a single nucleotide to stay fixed at a point on the screen while the shape changes around it. Would that be hard to implement? Thanks for considering it. I hope I get to meet the people behind this some day and buy you a round of drinks. Cheers.