[Chimera-users] using standard OS keyboard shortcuts with Chimera?

Jakob Suckale jakob.suckale at uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Apr 11 09:03:43 PDT 2016

Dear all,

It's perplexing for newbie users that Chimera does not react to the
basic keyboard shortcuts that are used across all OS applications like
Cmd+S, Cmd+O, Cmd+W.

Is it possible with Chimera to use those? If not, it should be
enabled. I'm aware that there are special 2-letter Chimera shortcuts
(http://bit.ly/1Xr5uA4) but they are more confusing for beginners and
therefore also disabled by default.

We see a lot of user errors like saving the session with Cmd+S, then
quitting Chimera with Cmd+Q (the only standard shortcut available, I
believe) and then asking why their session info has not been saved.
Included standard shortcuts as a feature in one of the next releases
seems like a small thing with a lot of benefit.

All the best,


Jakob Suckale, PhD
Lecturer in Biochemistry
University of Tübingen

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