Shortcuts in MarvinSketch

The table below contains a list of the available shortcuts in MarvinSketch.

It is possible to create shortcuts and change the default ones. For more information, see Customization.

Inside textbox (both Textbox and Label Editor) formatting shortcuts, that is, Alt+↑ for superscript, Alt+↓ for subscript, Ctrl+B for Bold and Ctrl+I for Italic can be used.

Keyboard shortcut

Function

Mouse Wheel

Scrolls canvas vertically.

Shift+Mouse Wheel

Scrolls canvas horizontally.

Ctrl+Mouse Wheel

Zooms canvas in and out.

Arrow Keys, Ctrl+Arrow Keys

Scrolls canvas in the proper direction if no object is selected on the canvas.

Arrow Keys

Moves the selected object if an item is selected on the canvas.

You can scroll the canvas with Ctrl+Arrow Keys in this case.

Shift+Arrow Keys

Move the selected object on the canvas in greater units.

Delete

Removes the selected element.

Ctrl+A

Select All

Crtl+Shift+I

Invert selection

Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Insert

Copy

Ctrl+D

Copy As OLE

Ctrl+K

Copy As...

Ctrl+L

Copy As Smiles

Ctrl+M

Copy As MRV

Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Cut

Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Shift+Insert

Paste

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Ctrl+Z, Alt+Backspace

Undo

Ctrl+L

Copy as SMILES

Ctrl+O

File open (if available)

Ctrl+S

Save to file (if available)

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save as... (if available)

Ctrl+P

Print (if available)

Ctrl+E

Display Periodic Table dialog

Ctrl+N

Create a new window

Ctrl+Delete

Clear Desk

Ctrl+W

Close current window

Ctrl+Q

Exit from the application

Ctrl+G

Create a Group

Ctrl+2

Clean in 2D

Ctrl+3

Clean in 3D

Ctrl+F

Select conformer

Ctrl+T

Opens the Template Library.

Ctrl+R

Checks and corrects chemical structures.

Ctrl+I

Places the Analysis box on the canvas.

Ctrl+Shift+N

You can view the name of the current structure, and enter a new name to be imported.

Ctrl+Shift+M

Open MarvinSpace

Ctrl+Shift+F9

Guidelines

Shift+F9

Grid

F5

Exit transformation mode and return to Sketching mode.

F6

Switch on the Zoom mode.

F7

3D rotation

F11

Sets the visibility of the main menubar.

Space

Changes transformation mode from Drag to Rotate in 2D, Rotate in 2D to Rotate in 3D, while Rotate in 3D to Drag.

-

Negative charge

+

Positive charge

1

Single bond

2

Double bond

3

Triple bond

4

Aromatic bond

5

Single up bond (active only in 2D)

6

Single down bond (active only in 2D)

7

Single up or down bond

12

Single or double bond

14

Single or aromatic bond

24

Double or aromatic bond

0

Any bond

*

Any atom

Q

Heteroatom

C, N, H, ...

Carbon, nitrogen, or a hydrogen atom.

For the other elements, type the mark of the element, for example, Cl for chlorine (case insensitive).

Au,Ag,Pt, ...

Atom List can be defined by typing chemical symbols separated by commas (case insensitive).

!Au,Ag,Pt, ...

NOT List can be defined by starting the atom list with an exclamation mark (case insensitive).

R1, R2, ... R32767

R-group label with the specified number.

To define a set of fragments as R-group, select the fragments before the shortcut.

To create an attachment point in the R-group, select an atom in the R-group, and type the name of the R-group, for example, R5 (case insensitive).

To define a set of fragments as R-group 5, select the fragments then type R5. After then, you can choose an attachment point on R-group 4, just type R5 and click on the atom.

M1, M2, ...

Atom maps for reactions (case insensitive).

M0

Unmap

M= or M+

Unique atom map labels.

Assigns unique atom map numbers to individual atoms picked by the mouse or to selected atoms in selection mode.

11, 22, ... 77

Select a template.

Select first, second, ... or 7th element from the actual template list from the toolbar (if the referred index is not out of range).

abs, or1, or2, and1, and2

Stereochemical groups:

  • abs (ABSOLUTE)

  • or1,or2, ... or10, ... (OR n)

  • and1,and2, ... and10, ... &1,&2, ... &10, ... (AND n)

AcAc, Acm, Ade,...

The abbreviated group denoted by the abbreviation. You can ungroup the abbreviated group if you press the SHIFT button when you place it to the canvas (case insensitive).

To complete a longer name, press ENTER or END after typing the first few characters.

.a,.A,.u,.H0,H1

Special atom properties:

  • .a (aromatic)

  • .A (aliphatic)

  • .u (unsaturated)

  • .H0, .H1, ... (number of hydrogens)

  • .h0, .h1, ... (implicit hydrogens)

  • .X0, .X1, ... (connectivity)

  • .D0, .D1, ... (degree)

  • .R0, .R1, ... (rings)

  • .r3, .r4, ... (smallest ring size)

  • .s*, .s0, .s1, ... (substitution count)

  • .v0, .v1, ... (valence)

  • .rb*, .rb0, .rb1, ... (ring bond count)