All Shortcuts (Alphabetically by Main Key)

Key Action Description
Ctrl-0 Centre Selection Centre the current atom selection at {0,0,0}
2 Measure Distance Measure distances between atoms
3 Measure Angle Measure angles between atoms
4 Measure Torsion Measure torsions between atoms
Ctrl-A Select All Select all atoms in the current model
Ctrl-C Copy Copy the current atom selection to the clipboard
D Draw Draw atoms, chains, and bonds
Down Rotate Down Rotate the current model clockwise about the screen X-axis
Ctrl-Down Translate Down Translate the current down in the plane of the screen
Ctrl-Delete Delete Delete the current atom selection
E Select Element Select atoms according to their elements
Ctrl-E Expand Selection Expand the current atom selection along bonds
Escape Box Select Cancel current mouse mode and return to basic box-select interaction mode
F Select Bound Fragments Select atoms within bound fragments / molecules
Ctrl-F Fold Atoms Fold all atoms into the unit cell
Ctrl-Shift-F Fold Molecules Fold atoms into the unit cell, keeping molecules intact
H Add Hydrogen Add hydrogen atoms to clicked atoms
Ctrl-H Hide Selection Hide all selected atoms
Ctrl-Shift-H Show All Atoms Unide any hidden atoms
Ctrl-I Invert Selection Toggle the selection state of all atoms
L Delete Atoms Delete clicked atoms
Left Rotate Left Rotate the current model counter-clockwise about the screen Y-axis
Ctrl-Left Translate Left Translate the current to the left in the plane of the screen
Ctrl-N New Model Create a new, empty model
Ctrl-O Open Model Load an existing model
P Toggle Periodic Toggle periodicity for the current model
PgUp Previous Model Move to the previous model in the list of loaded models (and make it the only visible one)
PgDown Next Model Move to the next model in the list of loaded models (and make it the only visible one)
Ctrl-P Play/Pause Play / pause current trajectory
Right Rotate Right Rotate the current model clockwise about the screen Y-axis
Ctrl-Right Translate Right Translate the current to the right in the plane of the screen
Ctrl-R Reset View Reset the camera for the current model
Ctrl-S Save Save the current model under its original filename
Ctrl-Shift-S Save As Save the current model under a different filename
T Transmute Transmute atoms between elements
Up Rotate Up Rotate the current model counter-clockwise about the screen X-axis
Ctrl-Up Translate Up Translate the current up in the plane of the screen
V Perspective Toggle perspective view
Ctrl-V Paste Paste the contents of the clipboard to the current model
Ctrl-W Close Model Close the current model
Ctrl-X Cut Copy the current selection to the clipboard and delete it
Ctrl-Z Undo Undo last operation
Ctrl-Shift-Z Redo Redo last undone operation
F1 Stick Style Set model drawing style to sticks
Ctrl-F1 Element Colouring Set model colouring scheme to use element colours
F2 Tube Style Set model drawing style to tubes
Ctrl-F2 Charge Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on charge
F3 Sphere Style Set model drawing style to tubes and spheres
Ctrl-F3 Force Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on force
F4 Scaled Style Set model drawing style to tubes and scaled spheres
Ctrl-F4 Velocity Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on velocity
F5 Individual Style Set model drawing style to atom’s assigned styles
Ctrl-F5 Bond Count Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on number of bonds to the atom
Ctrl-F6 Custom Colouring Set model colouring scheme to use custom (per-element) colours
F7 Toggle Panels Show / hide the main panels
F8 Detect H-Bonds Toggle detection and display of hydrogen bonds
F10 Quick Command Raise a dialog window allowing a quick command to be run
F11 Correct Grids Perform a single-shot correction (reconstruction) of grid data
F12 Snapshot Snapshot the current view as an image (named "Aten-Snapshot-YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS.???") in the size and format specified in the Export Image dialog
Ctrl-- Zoom Out Zoom out
Ctrl-+ Zoom In Zoom in
# Set View Origin Set the origin of the main view to be the geometric centre of the current atom selection

General Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Left Rotate Left Rotate the current model counter-clockwise about the screen Y-axis
Ctrl-Left Translate Left Translate the current to the left in the plane of the screen
Right Rotate Right Rotate the current model clockwise about the screen Y-axis
Ctrl-Right Translate Right Translate the current to the right in the plane of the screen
Up Rotate Up Rotate the current model counter-clockwise about the screen X-axis
Ctrl-Up Translate Up Translate the current up in the plane of the screen
Down Rotate Down Rotate the current model clockwise about the screen X-axis
Ctrl-Down Translate Down Translate the current down in the plane of the screen
PgUp Previous Model Move to the previous model in the list of loaded models (and make it the only visible one)
PdDn Next Model Move to the next model in the list of loaded models (and make it the only visible one)
F7 Toggle Panels Show / hide the main panels
Ctrl-- Zoom Out Zoom out
Ctrl-+ Zoom In Zoom in

Home Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-C Copy Copy the current atom selection to the clipboard
Ctrl-Delete Delete Delete the current atom selection
Ctrl-Shift-H Show All Atoms Unide any hidden atoms
Ctrl-N New Model Create a new, empty model
Ctrl-O Open Model Load an existing model
Ctrl-R Reset View Reset the camera for the current model
Ctrl-S Save Save the current model under its original filename
Ctrl-Shift-S Save As Save the current model under a different filename
Ctrl-V Paste Paste the contents of the clipboard to the current model
Ctrl-W Close Model Close the current model
Ctrl-X Cut Copy the current selection to the clipboard and delete it
Ctrl-Z Undo Undo last operation
Ctrl-Shift-Z Redo Redo last undone operation
F1 Stick Style Set model drawing style to sticks
F2 Tube Style Set model drawing style to tubes
F3 Sphere Style Set model drawing style to tubes and spheres
F4 Scaled Style Set model drawing style to tubes and scaled spheres
F5 Individual Style Set model drawing style to atom’s assigned styles
F8 Detect H-Bonds Toggle detection and display of hydrogen bonds
F10 Quick Command Raise a dialog window allowing a quick command to be run
F11 Correct Grids Perform a single-shot correction (reconstruction) of grid data
F12 Snapshot Snapshot the current view as an image (named "Aten-Snapshot-YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS.???") in the size and format specified in the Export Image dialog
Ctrl-F1 Element Colouring Set model colouring scheme to use element colours
Ctrl-F2 Charge Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on charge
Ctrl-F3 Force Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on force
Ctrl-F4 Velocity Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on velocity
Ctrl-F5 Bond Count Colouring Set model colouring scheme to colour based on number of bonds to the atom
Ctrl-F6 Custom Colouring Set model colouring scheme to use custom (per-element) colours
V Perspective Toggle perspective view

Build Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Escape Box Select Cancel current mouse mode and return to basic box-select interaction mode
D Draw Draw atoms, chains, and bonds
E Select Element Select atoms according to their elements
F Select Bound Fragments Select atoms within bound fragments / molecules
H Add Hydrogen Add hydrogen atoms to clicked atoms
L Delete Atoms Delete clicked atoms
T Transmute Transmute atoms between elements

Cell Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-F Fold Atoms Fold all atoms into the unit cell
Ctrl-Shift-F Fold Molecules Fold atoms into the unit cell, keeping molecules intact
P Toggle Periodic Toggle periodicity for the current model

Calculate Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
2 Measure Distance Measure distances between atoms
3 Measure Angle Measure angles between atoms
4 Measure Torsion Measure torsions between atoms

Transform Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-0 Centre Selection Centre the current atom selection at {0,0,0}

Grids Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description

Trajectory Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-P Play/Pause Play / pause current trajectory

Forcefields Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description

Select Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-A Select All Select all atoms in the current model
Ctrl-E Expand Selection Expand the current atom selection along bonds
Ctrl-I Invert Selection Toggle the selection state of all atoms

Selection Panel Shortcuts

Key Action Description
Ctrl-H Hide Selection Hide all selected atoms
# Set View Origin Set the origin of the main view to be the geometric centre of the current atom selection