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Selecting Atoms Using the Mouse

When you left-click-and-release on an atom using the left button, PyMOL should, by default, select the entire residue:

This will create an entry “(sele)” in the control panel which can be acted upon using the pop-up menus. If you then left-click on a neighboring residue, it too should be added to the selection:

Left-clicking on the first residue should once again deselect it:

And finally, left-clicking away from any atom should deactivate the selection.

Alternate Selection Modes

If you click on where it says “Selecting: Residues”, you can cycle through the available selection modes below. These modes are also available from the “Mouse” menu under “Selection Mode”.

  • Atoms
  • C-alphas
  • Molecules
  • Objects
  • Segments
  • Chains
  • Residues

When the selection mode is set to “Atoms”, you can define your selection by clicking on individual atoms:

See Also

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