[Chimera-users] Select next residue

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Fri Sep 26 11:08:22 PDT 2014

Hi Yanyan,

  I added three new keyboard shortcuts. “rn” selects the next residue after the currently selected one and the currently selected one gets unselected — basically it just moves the selection down by one residue.  This applies even if a several residues are selected, the whole selection just gets moved down the chain by one position. “rp” selects the previous residue, and “ri” selects all residues between two currently selected residues.  These should help you move the selection along in a quick way.

  Chimera keyboard shortcuts are not enabled by default.  To enable them use the Chimera command “ac” (stands for accelerators) or use menu entry Tools / General Controls / Keyboard Shortcuts and click “Enable keyboard shortcuts”.  If you use that menu entry then it will be remembered and shortcuts will be enabled when you start Chimera the next time.  Shortcuts are all 2 letters and you don’t hit return after typing one.  To get back to typing a command instead of a shortcut use the shortcut “cl” (command line).

  Here’s the list of shortcuts from the Chimera documentation.


  The new ones will be in tomorrow’s daily build (dated Sept 27, 2014).


On Sep 26, 2014, at 7:10 AM, Zhao, Yanyan  wrote:

> Hi, Tom.
> Thank you so much for the chimera lecture yesterday. It is very helpful. 
> I'm Yanyan from Baylor college of Medicine and is a rotation student in Wah's lab now. I'm using this software now. But I have a problem finding the keyboard shortcuts for selecting residues. I want to select residue one by one along the whole chain. But Ctl+left mouse click is a pain when dealing wit so many residues. Is there any shortcuts that I don't need to click the mouse and still can flow through the chain?
>> Thanks.
> Best regards,
> Yanyan

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