[Chimera-users] Keyboard shortcuts for DockView?

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Thu Mar 26 11:49:19 PDT 2020

Hi James,

  There are keyboard shortcuts in Chimera but they only work when the main window has the focus.  So if you wanted to press the down arrow key to go to the next compound in View Dock and then press a shortcut key to purge it won't work nicely because the View Dock window has to have the focus to get the down arrow key, and the main window needs the focus to get the shortcut key.  Probably a different shortcut key could be assigned to go to the next compound but I didn't see how to do it.

  Anyways I used the Chimera Accelerators (menu Tools / General / Keyboard Shortcuts)

https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/ContributedSoftware/accelerators/accelerators.html#adding <https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/ContributedSoftware/accelerators/accelerators.html#adding>

to add purge (cp), delete (cd), and viable (cv) shortcuts before I found out it won't work well so here.  It needed some magic Python code and I attach it here in case you want to pursue it further.

  Maybe the shortcuts could be done in the newer ChimeraX with ViewDockX -- it allows assigning function keys.


> On Mar 26, 2020, at 10:39 AM, James Wagstaff <wagstaff.james at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I am using the DockView extensions to inspect outputs of a virtual screen, and would like to use a keyboard shortcut to (re)assign the state of the currently selected compound. I am not familiar with the inner workings of Chimera so cannot easily see how to do this myself - I am hoping someone else has implemented this!
> Best
> James
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