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Changes in version 6.1 (Jul 5, 2022)

New Functionality

  • New Golden Gate Assembly simulation tool, either using existing Type IIS enzymes or through automated primer and overhang design
  • New Secondary Structure view tab for single stranded RNA sequences. Structures calculated using the ViennaRNA package
  • Added support for Dark mode, automatically using the OS settings for macOS and Windows
  • Native support for Apple Silicon machines
  • Enabled customization of content exported to GenBank including LOCUS field identifier and feature export options

Enhancements

  • Added "Synthetic Protein" and "Unknown" options for the Source attribute in the description panel
  • Added DNA ladders from OriGene
  • Ladder fragment lengths are now displayed in the fragment list in agarose gels
  • Added LOBSTR to the list of E. coli strains
  • Improved the detection and simplified the display of primer hybridizations with 3' overhangs
  • Provide a cancel option when a message is shown indicating an unknown or not installed custom feature type must be addressed before proceeding with editing or duplicating one or more features
  • Added links to SnapGene Academy
  • Extensive optimizations
  • Various textual and layout enhancements

Fixes

  • Improved stability
  • Fixed various memory leaks
  • Fixed issues with opening some GenBank files
  • Ensured the fragment list in cloning dialogs continue to refresh when either enzyme is manually cleared
  • Improved text spacing after punctuation characters on macOS
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Enzymes view "Select Range" context menu command from working
  • Improved mouse pointer shape when over links in Collection windows
  • Fixed or improved various links to SnapGene.com pages
  • Fixed an issue where cloning dialogs could get stuck generating the product
  • Fixed an issue where some windows omitted the title bar on Windows
  • Fixed an issue where selected codons were not always shown using a white foreground in Sequence view
  • Fixed an issue where Ready to Clone was still shown after adding or removing a fragment, even if cloning was no longer possible
  • Use the default file format specified in Preferences when exporting alignments
  • Fixed an issue with Geneious file import where features in protein sequences could erronously be translated
  • Fixed an issue with Geneious file import where introns in nucleotide sequences imported were translated
  • Fixed an issue where the Enter key in the numpad was not responsive when a combo box or line edit had focus on macOS
  • Improved image quality when exporting to EMF format
  • Improved display of checkboxes on Windows
  • Fixed dropdown menus in Windows which sometimes had clipped text
  • Fixed issues with the display and behaviour of default buttons in dialogs
  • Fixed an issue with files appearing disabled in the macOS file explorer when they were able to be chosen
  • Fixed an issue that prevented pasting into the Find control in the Open and Save As dialogs on macOS
  • Fixed an issue that prevented importing AddGene sequences that contain reserved characters in the file name into a Collection on Windows
  • Corrected an issue that resulted in an incredibly wide window when importing a database from CSV format that lacks headers into a Collection
  • Fixed an issue where ancestral sequences that cannot be resurrected were shown as blue links in the text format of History view
  • Fixed an issue where the Add Primer command could add a primer to an open DNA window even if a Collection window was active when the command was triggered
  • Fixed an issue with the display of an amino acid selection highlighting within a translation
  • Fixed an issue on Ubuntu whereby AB1 files in a Collection opened in SnapGene Viewer if installed
  • Fixed some issues with dialogs opening in strange positions, such as on a different monitor
  • Addressed a stability issue when editing a collection description.
  • Fixed an issue with importing mixed content types from NCBI
  • Fixed various issues with the sequence name when importing from NCBI, especially when using the COMPLEMENT operator.
  • Fixed a number of printing issues on Windows when the operating system is set to scale all content to 100% or 150%.
  • Fixed the appreance of the transformation strand menu in the Change Methylation dialog on Windows.
  • Fixed printing the header for multiple sequence alignments on Windows using 100-200% scaling.
  • Improved printing margins on Windows.
  • Improved print quality of mutiple sequence alignments on Windows.
  • Imporved the default height of the Insert Codons dialog.
  • Improved the horizontal alignment of text in the fragmnets list shown in Agarose Gel documents.
  • Improved the display of site feature labels in multiple sequence alignemnts.
  • Fixed an issue where browsed or edited common features are not realible shown with all relevant qualifiers in the Browse Common Features dialog.
  • Repliably respect the "Detect either an exact protein match or approximate DNA match" setting when detecting common features.
  • Improved margins when printing on Windows
  • Fixed horizontal alignment of enzyme names when printing on Windows.
  • Addressed various issues when printing on Windows with the display scaling set to 200% or higher.
  • Improved the width of spinboxes on Windows.
  • Avoid elliding menu commands on Windows
  • Fixed various issues that made it difficult to install software updates on Windows.
  • Improved behavior of progress bar when when installing software updates on macOS.