[Chimera-users] deleting entries from rapid access list (plain text format)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 1 17:20:31 PDT 2013


Hi Boaz,
I only meant it as an "in the meanwhile" alternative, not to contradict your suggestion (which I agree with).
Elaine

On Apr 1, 2013, at 3:11 PM, Boaz Shaanan wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> Editing the preferences file is exactly what I'd like to avoid. I explained to Eric my rational (and perhaps of that of others too) for asking this feature. Below is my message to him. I think Eric can see now the point in doing this.
>  Cheers,
> 
>             Boaz
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hi Eric,
> 
> Thanks. The reason for this request is quite simple (and I guess that's what other people have in mind too). The rapid access is a wonderful feature, however, every 'open' action in Chimera gets recorded in the rapid access list (pdb, smiles, apbs files etc.). Quite often I open a pdb for inspection or something else and close the session after a short while, without doing too much work. I don't want to delete the pdb, nor do I want to save the session, and if I do save the short session I don't want to delete it since at this moment I don't know whether I'll continue to work on it in the future.  There are other examples of this kind. As a result, the rapid access list gets longer and longer which makes it quite tedious to look for the sessions that you really want to re-open and which have been executed a while ago. I hope I've made myself clear.
> 
>  Boaz




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