Using ViewDock as designed requires a fair amount of clicking and mouse movement. To reduce these one option is to do the following.
Create a Chimera accelerators script containing this code, originally written by Tom Goddard:
def register_accelerators(): from Accelerators import standard_accelerators standard_accelerators.register_accelerators() from Accelerators import add_accelerator add_accelerator('cd', 'Mark current View Dock compound deleted', vdock_delete) add_accelerator('cx', 'Mark current View Dock compound purged', vdock_purged) add_accelerator('cv', 'Mark current View Dock compound viable', vdock_viable) def vdock_delete(): from ViewDock.Compound import Compound vdock_set_state(Compound.Deleted) def vdock_purged(): from ViewDock.Compound import Compound vdock_set_state(Compound.Purged) def vdock_viable(): from ViewDock.Compound import Compound vdock_set_state(Compound.Viable) def vdock_set_state(state): vd = vdock_dialog() if vd: vd.results.setSelectedState(state) vd._reloadCompounds() def vdock_dialog(): from ViewDock import ViewDock from chimera import extension for vd in extension.manager.instances: if isinstance(vd, ViewDock): return vd return None
Then enable Chimera keyboard shortcuts and load the new file.
When looking at your compounds, initially assign them all status "Deleted" and show only "Deleted" compounds by choosing Compounds > List Deleted in the compound table dialog. Use accelerators "cv"and "cx" to reassign "Purged", and "Viable" statuses.