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Tool: File History

The File History lists previously opened files as images and names that can be clicked to reopen the data. This interface can be started as a separate tool from the Tools menu (more...) and/or shown in the main window as part of Rapid Access . See also: ChimeraX window, open

The File History shows thumbnail images and the filenames or identifiers of previously opened data. Clicking an image or name reopens the data, if it still exists, using the same options as used previously. Simply pausing the cursor over an image or filename without clicking shows the data's full pathname or database information. The tool's context menu allows removing references to files that no longer exist.

The history is stored in a file in a platform-dependent standard location and carries over between different ChimeraX sessions. The location can be reported with command:

info path user unversioned data

Images are saved right after data files are opened. Each image shows the corresponding data in the absence of other models.


UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / February 2018