[Chimera-users] deleting entries from rapid access list (plain text format)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 1 14:33:44 PDT 2013

Hi Boaz,
The hack is to remove (text-edit out) the recent files from your preferences file.  This requires care in not removing the wrong number of brackets and such.   Sometimes when I'm going to give a demo for a class, I prefer it not to show my previous files list, so I make a system command-line alias for starting Chimera that replaces my existing preferences file with a short preferences file lacking the file history, or with only the few demo files in it (and with any other preferences I want to have set for that demo) before starting up Chimera.

I guess this is for "brave" or "advanced" users only.  8-)
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 1, 2013, at 1:21 PM, Eric Pettersen wrote:

> On Mar 31, 2013, at 1:47 PM, Boaz Shaanan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a way to delete entries from the rapid access list without having to edit the preferences file? If there isn't such a way, is it possible to request to add such feature? 
> Hi Boaz,
> 	So I guess you know that if you click on an entry where the file doesn't exist anymore that you will get a dialog giving the option to delete that entry, delete all non-existent entries, or do nothing?  I presume this doesn't meet your needs here for some reason -- i.e. that there are entries that do exist that you want to remove?  I guess I don't understand it, but other people have asked for the same thing so I will put you on the existing enhancement-request ticket for this and raise the priority of the ticket so that it will probably get done in the next month or three...
> --Eric

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