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Selecting Atoms and Molecules

Atoms and molecules need to be selected before surfaces or clusters can be made.

An atom is selected when it is highlighted by a golden mesh.

Select atoms and molecules by left-clicking on them:

  • To select a single atom, left-click on it.
  • To select a whole molecule or fragment, double left-click on an atom or bond.
  • To select everything, right-click to bring up the context menu and choose the menu item Select All Atoms.

To help with choosing atoms you can show the atom labels.

By repeating the left-click operation an item can be deselected.

Left-clicking in the background of the graphics display is the fastest way to deselect everything.