[Chimera-users] question

Conrad Huang conrad at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Aug 23 10:33:54 PDT 2016

Hi, Arthur.

Which operating system are you using?  If it is on Windows 10, you can 
try the following steps:

1. Open File Explorer and select the .py file
2. Right-click on the file and choose "Open With" > "Choose another app"
3. If UCSF Chimera does not show up as one of the options, click on 
"More apps"
3a. Scroll to the bottom and click "Look for another app on thie PC".
3b. Navigate to where Chimera is installed and select "chimera.exe" in 
the "bin" folder under the main install folder.
4. Select UCSF Chimera as the application for .py files
5. Select "Always use this app to open .py files" (this step sets the 
6. Click Okay.

That should set the default .py opener to Chimera so that you can 
double-click on .py files next time and not have to go through all this 
each time.

Hope that helps.


On 8/22/2016 4:25 PM, A G Szabo wrote:
> I recently downloaded the new version of Chimera. No issues with that so
> far.
> However, when I save a session it is still saved asa Chimera file,or a
> PYC file on my desktop.
> So when I  went to my desktop file  list, and tried to open one of the
> files  I  would click   on“open with…” Two programs would be listed,
> Adobe, and Chimera. So I would  select Chimera and the file would open
> satisfactorily.
> However, with the new version of Chimera, if I repeat the above,  the
> only  program that is listed is adobe. If the file type  is listed as
> Chimera, then adobe would be listed, and there would be other
> programslisted but not Chimera.I can open the file  in a round about
> way, but the former way was more efficient and user friendly.
> If I go to my programs  list, there doesn’t seem to be  a way that I can
> conveniently open the file without first opening up Chimera.
> Your comments will be appreciated.
> Arthur G.  Szabo
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