[Chimera-users] Chimera for mac issue

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 13 09:21:52 PDT 2018

Hi Yangfeng,
No, that is not the normal way you would use the program.  You didn’t really install the program, you’re just reusing the installer each time.

When you click the dmg it is only opening the installer.  Then from the installer window, you have to drag the Chimera icon to wherever you want to put the application, like the Applications folder (show new Finder window, go to Applications, and then drag the icon from the installer window to Applications).

Then you can just start the application directly instead of reusing the dmg each time, which like you said, is slow.  You can also put the Chimera icon on your dock for convenient access. Startup:

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Aug 12, 2018, at 8:27 PM, Yangfeng Li <yfli3 at uic.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed the latest version of chimera via your website on my mac (macbook air, 2013, hgih sierra). But it doesn't exist in my "application" file. And every time I need to double click chimera dmg file to launch it, which takss a very long long time verifying chimera. That process is different from Windows.
> I just wonder whether it's normal.
> Thanks,
> Yangfeng

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