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

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 11 15:22:05 PDT 2016

Hi Jakob,
	It seems very reasonable that Chimera should react to these standard keyboard shortcuts in a standard fashion.  I have added code to handle Command-o,s,S, and q (Control instead of Command on non-Macs).  It will be in tomorrow’s daily build.  I’ve tested on a mac, and if my testing of tomorrow’s daily build on non-Macs goes well, then I will put the code in the 1.11 release candidate as well.  Thanks for the suggestion.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Apr 11, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Jakob Suckale <jakob.suckale at uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> 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
> Jakob Suckale, PhD
> Lecturer in Biochemistry
> University of Tübingen
> +49-7071-29-73363
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