[Chimera-users] suggested feature/model panel

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 26 15:25:58 PST 2009

Hi Matt,
If you prefer commands to shortcuts, simply entering "open" without  
arguments will bring up a file browser.

There is also an "export" command, and if you omit the output filename  
argument, it will bring up the file browser for specifying output name  
and location.

Neither of these is an operation on specific models ("export" gets the  
whole scene).
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jan 26, 2009, at 11:40 AM, Eric Pettersen wrote:

> On Jan 24, 2009, at 7:49 PM, Matthew Dougherty wrote:
>> another suggestion would be to put open and export buttons on the  
>> model panel.
>> Makes it easier than going up to menu pull down.
> I'm hesitant to add buttons to the model panel since the button list  
> is already kind of long, particularly for functions that aren't all  
> that hard to access.  As a power user, you might want to consider  
> using keyboard shortcuts, as documented here:
> Chimera Keyboard Shortcuts (Accelerators)
> In particular, 'op' will bring up the open-file dialog, and 'ov' the  
> open-volume dialog.  There are shortcuts for opening the last file  
> you opened, the second-to-last, the last two, etc. which is  
> convenient for quickly opening the same file(s) you were working on  
> in a previous session when you start a new session.  Also, 'xs' will  
> export a scene.
> --Eric

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