The Enable Band command as seen in the Foldit GUI recipe editor.

Enable Band is a command used in GUI recipes in Foldit. It appears as "Enable Band" in the list of commands, then as "Enable" when selected.

As the name suggests, Enable Band enables one or more bands, which may have previously been disabled. The command Disable Band can be used to reverse this change. A disabled band does not pull on the protein during Wiggle and other operations which change the shape of the protein.

Enable Band uses one ingredient, bands.

The bands ingredient can be specified in three ways:

  • All
  • Connected
  • User Pick

Using "all" for the bands ingredient causes all bands to be enabled.

The "connected" option for the bands ingredient enables only bands which connect two segments. This is the only type of band which can be created in a GUI recipe. It's also possible to create spacebands, which start on a segment, but end on a point in space. Spacebands can be created manually, or by using a Lua recipe.

Note: in a recent release, 20201120-8f78be34c4-win_x86-devprev, the "connected" option seems to enable only spacebands. This seems to be the opposite of the intended effect.

The "user pick" option for the bands ingredient means the user is prompted to pick bands by clicking on them when the recipe reaches the command. It's similar to the user pick option for the segments ingredients in other GUI recipes. The user pick option in GUI recipe does not have an equivalent anywhere else in Foldit. See user pick for more on this option.

The Enable Band command is similar to enabling bands manually in the original or selection interfaces. The equivalent Lua commands are band.Enable or band.EnableAll.

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