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Mouse Controls: One Button Mode

PyMOL is not designed to be driven with a one button mouse. However, there are times when that is all you have, for example, when using a laptop in a cramped airline seat. In such cases, the following limited manipulations are available if you select “1 Button Viewing Mode” from the “Mouse” menu:

Action Effect
click-and-release toggle selection
click-and-drag rotate the camera
double-click activate context-sensitive menu
SHIFT-click-and-drag drag selection box
CTRL-click-and-drag zoom (move camera along Z axis)
CTRL-shift-click-and-drag adjust clipping planes
ALT-click-and-drag move camera in XY plane

Most other manipulations are not available when running in one-button mode.

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mouse/one_button.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/19 21:00 (external edit)