Follow selected replicate/molecule in replicate/molecule comparison views

Follow selected replicate/molecule in replicate/molecule comparison views meowcat  2023-08-24 08:36

For batches with a large number of replicates and/or targets, the "peak areas" become less useful, as it becomes hard to visually evaluate the differences and the replicate / target labels are collapsed.

It is easy to zoom in on a subset of samples with ctrl-mouse wheel on the "replicate axis". It is also easy to quickly go through many samples with Ctrl-left and ctrl-right on the keyboard. However, when leaving the set of replicates onto which we are zoomed, the selection simply "leaves the window", i.e. we continue navigating through EICs but we don't see them in "peak areas". Also, selecting a replicate's EIC doesn't bring that replicate into the "zoom range" of the "replicate comparison" window.

It would be great if the range of visible samples would follow the selected replicate in a "moving window" kind of way. Also, if there was a scrollbar to move the window of selected replicates without having to zoom out and back in.

This is very hard to describe. Maybe I can make a screencapture to show what I mean, unless you already understand...

Note: the same applies to all of these replicate/molecule comparison views, like retention time, mass errors...

Nick Shulman responded:  2023-08-24 11:34
I think I understand what you are saying, but it would probably help if I could see a screenshot and your Skyline document.

In Skyline you can use the menu item:
File > Share to create a .zip file containing your Skyline document and supporting files including extracted chromatograms.

If that .zip file and/or your screenshot are less than 50MB you can attach them to this support request.
You can upload larger files here:
-- Nick
meowcat responded:  2023-08-25 00:22
thanks for response. I attached my skyline document and an annotated screencapture. While screencapping, I found that when you switch to a different precursor, the zoom is also reset (which is somewhat related to the original issue.)
Nick Shulman responded:  2023-08-25 05:22
It sounds like you intended to attach some files to this support request, but no files were actually attached.
This often seems to happen if the files you were trying to attach were too large.
The maximum size of a file that you can attach to this support request is 50MB.
You can upload larger files here:
-- Nick
Nick Shulman responded:  2023-08-25 05:24
Oops. My mistake. I see that you did attach your Skyline document to the original post in this thread.
I see the file that you attached. It even includes a video.
Thanks. I'll take a look.
-- Nick