[Chimera-users] Edit and UnDo?

Rudy J. Richardson rjrich at umich.edu
Mon Jan 7 09:27:12 PST 2013


Thanks. What I meant by "Edit" was a restructuring of the options on the 
toolbar akin to the standard structure found in many programs, e.g., File, 
Edit, View, ....

I realize such a radical restructuring is probably not feasible, and the 
more I use Chimera, the more accustomed I get to its menu structure.

It is unfortunate, however, that a global "undo" function could not be 
implemented. For reference, this has recently been implemented in another 
molecular modeling program, YASARA; it is not able to undo everything, but 
for what it is able to undo, this feature is quite helpful.

Best regards,


On Mon, 7 Jan 2013, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Rudy,
> If by "edit" you mean building or otherwise modifying atomic structures, see the menu entries under Tools... Structure Editing, especially Build Structure.  There are also things in Tools...Volume for modifying density maps, and in Multalign Viewer (under Tools... Sequence) for editing sequence alignments.
> See "modifying and saving data":
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/savemodel.html>
> We have discussed a general undo but it is technically unfeasible, at least in this generation of Chimera.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Jan 6, 2013, at 10:58 AM, Rudy J. Richardson wrote:
>> To whom it may concern:
>> Although this would be a departure from the current menu structure in Chimera, would it be possible to add a conventional "Edit" to the menu that would be populated with actions appropriate for editing?
>> In addition, either in a new Edit menu or in the current Actions menu, would it be possible to add a global "Undo" function?
>> Thank you for your consideration.
>> Sincerely yours,
>> Rudy

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