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Is it possible to disable the splash screen of ChemDraw? I can't find a corresponding setting in the preferences dialog. Is there maybe a hidden setting / some configuration file that can be modified?

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I assume the question seeks out for a way to use ChemDraw more quickly, for example while being confronted with a larger number of chemical structures already generated, and to be processed further. Then

  • If it is to browse through a number of structures aiming "to find the right file", to gain an overview, then Thumbfish (Windows only) may be helpful. Chemdoodle (Win/Mac/Linux) and MarvinSketch offer in their file-open menu a preview as well.
  • On the other hand, provided the extensive documentation especially of ChemDraw seconds native, the *.cdxml format, the (batchwise) conversion into other formats is easily done with OpenBabel (supported file formats) and Apple Script ChemBot (application here).
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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your suggestions. I am indeed looking for a way to use ChemDraw more quickly. However, I am manually creating/editing many structures.. $\endgroup$ – Reto Höhener Oct 10 '15 at 20:14

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