When open UGENE for the first time, there is an empty UGENE window with the main menu bar on the top of the window:
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Using these menus you can run many algorithms, configure different settings and get help:
A set of project/file level operations.
Example: create, open, etc. a project; open a document; access remote database to download a file.
Various actions associated with the active window.
Example: export, remove, edit, analyze a sequence using different plugins (for the Sequence View); edit, align, change the consensus mode (for the Alignment Editor).
|Settings||Application, plugins and tools settings.|
Various tools, independent of an active window. This menu is extended by different plugins.
Example: HMMER2 / HMMER3 tools, SITECON, Workflow Designer.
A list of active windows and basic manipulations with the windows.
Example: close all windows, tile windows, select next window.
|Help||Application help and check for updates.|
You can select and analyze different files such as sequences, multiple sequence alignments, short reads assemblies and etc. To open a file click on the File-->Open or click on the Open icon and choose the file:
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You can use UGENE sample files. There are the following sample data: ABIF, ACE, Assembly, CLUSTALW, EMBL, FASTA, FASTQ, Genbank, GFF, HMM, MMDB, MSF, Newick, PDB, Raw, SCF, Stockholm, Swiss-Prot. These data files are located in the main UGENE directory: ugene/data/samples.