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The ChimeraX Menu

Although most functionality is currently in commands, the ChimeraX menu includes basic file operations and undo, choices for selection, and access to several tools. See also: the ChimeraX window, context menus, Basic Actions, the Command Line

File Edit – limited undo/redo Select – what or how to select; see also the select command Actions

The Actions menu applies to the displayed models only (those with  eye icon  checkboxes in the Model Panel checked for themselves and any parents). Within those models, it works on the current selection, or if none, all applicable items.

Toolstools grouped by category. The Volume Data category can be shown as a separate top-level Volume menu. Active tools are listed in the bottom section and can be chosen to toggle their display: checked = shown, unchecked = hidden. The More Tools entry shows the Toolshed web repository of ChimeraX bundles. See also: tool, context menus

Favoritestools designated as favorites with the command ui favorite or tool context menus; on some platforms, this menu also contains the Settings

Presets – predefined combinations of display settings, grouped into categories, as well as any user-defined presets. Choosing a preset from the menu applies its settings. The built-in presets act only on atomic models, and those in the Cartoons/Nucleotides and Initial Styles categories hide any molecular surfaces. They are not all-encompassing (results depend on prior settings), and those which are more render-intensive may be slow to execute on very large structures. Presets can also be applied using the preset command. See also: lighting, Graphics icons, making images Volume

A top-level Volume menu containing the tools in the Volume Data category can be shown from the Tools menu (Tools... Volume Data... Show Volume Menu) and subsequently hidden with its own entry: Hide Volume Menu

UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / April 2024