Rather than navigate the menus at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks, it is generally faster and easier to use shortcut keys. The following is a list of shortcuts that may help improve your experience:
Removes any rubber bands.
Resets all secondary structures in the puzzle to match the defaults for that puzzle.
If your protein gets "lost" somewhere off the screen, this will recenter the protein on your screen.
If there are any frozen elements, this unfreezes them. If there are none, it freezes the entire protein.
Prompts you to reset the puzzle. You can still choose "no" if you like.
- Space Bar
Enters Pull Mode
Enters Structure Mode
Enters Note Mode
Enters Design Mode
Opens shared/saved solutions
Reverts to main style.
Enters hydrophobic view
Returns to score view (from hydrophobic view)
Selects "Show All (Slow)" from the Side Chains Options View menu
Toggles "Show Sheet Bonds" from the View menu
Toggles "Show Clashes" from the View menu
Selects "Don't Show (Fast)" from the Side Chains Options View menu
Toggles "Glow Hydrophobic Sidechains" from the View menu
Toggles "Show Hydrogen Bonds" from the View menu
Toggles "Use Relative Scoring" from the View menu
Toggles "Show Guide" from the View menu (if a guide has been loaded)
Selects "Show Stubs" from the Side Chains Options View menu
Toggles "Show Voids" from the View menu
Mouse Functions Edit
- Click-Drag (background)
Pans the camera (display) around the protein allowing you to view it from any side.
Locks the segment, holding shift and double clicking locks the structure
- Shift-Click (background)
Zooms in and out based on which direction you move the mouse.
Displays the menu you would normally see when you right click
- Shift-Click-Drag (backbone)
Creates a rubber band, which can be connected to another portion of the structure or to a point in space.
- Shift-Alt-Click-Drag (backbone)
Creates rubber band to space without snapping the free end to any part of the protein.
- Click (Rubber band, narrow part or flange)
Deletes the rubber band clicked on.
- Click (Rubber band, ball end)
Centers the ball end of the rubber band at the point clicked.
- Click-Drag (Rubber band, ball end)
Moves the ball end of the rubber band to a new location.
- Alt-Click-Drag (Rubber band, ball end)
Moves the ball end of the rubber band without snapping to any part of the protein.
These key combinations are activated by hovering the mouse pointer over a specific amino acid on the protein and then pressing the corresponding key. For example "Mouse-Q" means move the mouse pointer to a specific amino acid and then press the Q key on the keyboard.
Centers the camera on the pointed to residue so that future camera rotations will rotate around the residue.
Shows cutaway view of protein (and electron density cloud if active) centered on the pointed to residue.
Opens an information box giving the residue number as well as scoring for the given residue. In a multi-start puzzle, also shows number of the start used.
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