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

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 12 13:26:13 PDT 2016

The keyboard accelerators seem to work on Linux and Windows also, so they will be in the 1.11 release candidate as of tomorrow.


> On Apr 11, 2016, at 3:22 PM, Eric Pettersen <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> 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
> 	Eric Pettersen
> 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>> On Apr 11, 2016, at 9:03 AM, Jakob Suckale <jakob.suckale at uni-tuebingen.de <mailto: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 <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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