[Chimera-users] Open file interface suggestion

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon May 15 14:38:12 PDT 2017

Hi Matt.
	I implemented the easiest parts of your suggestion.  Now, new file browsers will start off in the most recent of:

1) Last cd
2) Current session folder
3) Directory you started Chimera in (if you started from the shell)

For #3, it only applies to non-Windows, and only if the folder isn’t the same as the one you get when you start by clicking the icon (‘/‘ on Mac, ‘~’ on Linux).

If none of the above apply, it uses the same logic it used previously.

Available in the next daily build.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On May 13, 2017, at 2:42 PM, Dougherty, Matthew T <matthewd at bcm.edu> wrote:
> a related suggestion would be some buttons on the file IO dialogs that would put the path directory at some fixed locations.  Currently it comes up semi-random; i.e. chimera session file is located at /a/b/c , but file IO might come up /a/y/z, usually where the last session was located.  Using a 'cd' command does not correct it.
> buttons 
> IO path to 'cd' 
> IO path to root
> IO path to what is saved as a user preference.
> IO path of last session, or scroll list of past sessions.
> The latter two would be helpful in organizing projects 
> Matthew Dougherty
> National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
> Baylor College of Medicine
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> From: Chimera-users <chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu> on behalf of Dan Kool <kool at iastate.edu>
> Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 7:04:44 PM
> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> Subject: [Chimera-users] Open file interface suggestion
> Hello,
> I have been using your software for a while. I love the features and general user interface. There is one thing that drives me nuts, though. The side-by-side list interface when I go to open files.A window-based one would be much easier. Is there an option for that that I am not seeing? If not, I suggest adding the option. Thank you for your software!
> Best,
> Dan
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> Daniel Kool
> Graduate Research Assistant, Jernigan Lab
> Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
> Iowa State University
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