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Tool: Toolbar

The Toolbar across the top of the ChimeraX window contains icons for performing actions with a single click. Clicking an icon shows the executed command in the Log. See also: Basic Actions

Like other tools, the Toolbar can be started from the Tools menu (more...). It is organized into several tabbed sections:

Each tab is further organized into sections with names. The section names and descriptions of individual icons (buttons) can be hidden and shown by unchecking and checking the following options in the Toolbar context menu:

Icon sections that would extend beyond the current window width can be disclosed by clicking the double arrowhead at the right end of the Toolbar. The tabs are all part of the same tool and cannot be dragged apart, unlike tabs for separate tools that were previously dragged on top of each other (see panel manipulation).

The Home tab of the Toolbar includes some icons that do not appear in other tabs:

icon description command equivalent
open file  open browse
toggle main window between 3D graphics and recent files (Rapid Access) (none; same as clicking bottom right icons  )
save file  save browse
save image file  save ~/Desktop/imageN.png supersample 3

(N = 1,2, ...)

make spin movie movie record; turn y 2 180; wait;
movie encode ~/Desktop/movie

(N = 1,2, ...)

UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / September 2019