Remove bands hotkey

Case number:699969-2011552
Opened by:fishercat
Opened on:Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 00:04
Last modified:Monday, May 17, 2021 - 14:11

What genius came up with the idea of changing a frequently used hotkey to an obscure function? I had seen this kluge earlier in the Windows version. Now it's made its way into the linux version. Do your coders even play this game? I doubt I will ever need remote control of the program. This is a constant annoyance. Fis it!

(Sat, 05/08/2021 - 00:04  |  2 comments)

Joined: 12/06/2008
Groups: Contenders

I don't know if this matters, but hitting the "R" key removes the bands on a puzzle on my Windows 7 machine, and instead initiates the "remote" function on a puzzle on my Windows 10 machine. Why the difference?

(Why would we even need a "remote" function?)

joshmiller's picture
User offline. Last seen 1 day 13 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 09/08/2017
Groups: Foldit Staff

Hi both,

This is a bug which we are investigating. We have already fixed this for new installs but the change may not be retroactive for older machines. While we continue looking for a solution, you can manually fix this by editing your hotkeys.txt file to delete the line including "GENERAL_MANAGE_REMOTE"

Thank you for your patience.


Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Boehringer Ingelheim, RosettaCommons