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  1. Jalview
  2. JAL-3619

Prompt user to install/update external viewer config or gracefully degrade when currently configured viewer is not available, or when importing projects with structure views

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.11.2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Description

      Jalview could warn and give the user time to fix their structure viewer preferences when the current configuration requires a particular viewer that is not available on the system, or when importing a project with a structure view that calls for an unavailable viewer.

      In Jalview 2.11.2 an error dialog is shown meaning that one has to re-open the project after making sure the external viewers are properly configured.

      Ideally, Jalview should provide on the fly configuration so re-opening is not necessary, and/or graceful degradation if a project contains a view produced by an unsupported or unavailable viewer: e.g. opening a Jmol view styled in a similar way to the structure view, and preserving the original structure view in exported projects.

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            jprocter Jim Procter
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