New Creates a new empty Scid Database.
Open Opens an existing Scid Database.
Save Pgn Save this game as a PGN file.
Close Closes the current Scid Database.
Read-Only Makes the current database read-only.
Finder Opens the File Finder.
Bookmarks Show and edit Bookmarks.
Switch to Base Switch between the nine available databases (including the Clipbase).
Open Base as Tree
Open Recent as Tree Open database in a tree window. The databases will be closed when the tree is closed.
Exit Exit Scid.
Setup Board Set a (non-standard) start position for the current game.
Copy FEN Set the clipboard to the FEN representing current position.
Copy PGN Set the clipboard to the game PGN.
Paste FEN Set-up board according to FEN in clipboard.
Paste PGN Import a game from PGN in clipboard.
Empty Clipbase Clear the temporary database ( Clipbase).
Copy to Clipbase Copies the current game to the Clipbase database.
Paste from Clipbase Pastes the active game of the Clipbase to be the active game of the current database.
Strip Strips all comments or variations from the current game.
Undo Undo changes to this game. The undo buffer holds 20 positions.
Redo Redo changes.
Add Variation Adds a new empty variation for the
next move, or for the previous move if there is no next move yet.
Paste Variation Pastes the current text selection as a variation.
Delete Variation Provides a submenu of variations for
the current move, so one can be deleted.
Make First Variation Promotes a variation to be the
first variation of the current move.
Promote Variation to Main line Promotes a variation
to be the main line, swapping it with its parent.
Try Variation Enters trial mode for
testing a temporary variation without altering the current game.
New Game Resets the active game to an empty state, discarding any unsaved changes.
Replace Game Saves the current game, replacing it in the database.
Add Game Save this game, adding one to the database.
Set Game Info Set various detials about the current game.
Browse Games Show a list of games in this database.
Delete Game Mark as deleted (for removal during compaction).
Reload this game Reloads the current game, discarding any changes made.
Load First/Previous/Next/Last Game These load the first, previous, next or last game in the filter.
Load Game Number Loads the game given its game number
in the current database.
Identify opening Finds the deepest
position in the current game that is in the ECO file.
Goto move number Goes to the specified move number in
the current game.
Find novelty Finds the first move of the current game
that has not been played before.
Reset Filter Resets the filter so all games are included.
Negate filter Inverts the filter to only include games that were excluded.
Filter to Last Move Make all games show the last move when loaded.
General Searches by header information such as player names.
Current board Searches for the current board position.
Material/Pattern Searches by material or chessboard patterns.
Move Find a certain move or move combination.
Player Finder Search for a player name.
Tournament Finder Search for a tournament by date or name.
Load search file Searches using
settings from a SearchOptions file.
Game Info Show/Hide the Game information window.
Comment Editor Opens/closes the Comment Editor.
Game List window Opens/closes the Game List.
PGN window Opens/closes the PGN window.
Crosstable Constructs a tournament crosstable for the current game.
Player Finder Opens/closes the Player Finder window.
Tournament Finder Opens/closes the Tournament Finder window.
Maintenance window Opens/closes the Maintenance Window.
ECO Browser Opens/closes the ECO Browser window.
Statistics window Opens/closes the
Filter statistics window which gives a win/loss summary
of the games in the filter.
Tree window Opens/closes the tree window.
Tablebase window Opens/closes the endgame tablebase information.
Book Window Opens/closes the Book window.
Correspondence Window Opens/closes the Correspondence window.
Analysis Engines Configure Analysis Engines. Analysis engine #1
Analysis engine #2 Start/stops analysis engines,
displaying the evaluation of the current position.
Maintenance Database maintenance functions.
Maintenance window Opens/closes the database maintenance window. Name editor Replaces all occurrences of a player,
Compact Database Perform database compaction.
Sort Sort base by name, rating, etc.
Spellcheck Search the spelling file for possible Name corrections.
event site or round name.
Delete twin games Finds twin games in the database.
Repair Base Repair broken database.
Book Tuning For editing Polyglot books.
Player report Generates an opening report.
Opening report Generates an opening report for the current position.
Piece Tracker Opens the piece tracker window.
Email manager Opens/closes the email manager window, for managing email correspondence games.
Connect Hardware ... Configure external hardware devices.
Rel Filter Graph Ratings
Abd Filter Graph Ratings Displays the filter graphs.
Player Ratings Displays the rating graph.
Score Graph Displays the score graph.
Export current game Saves the current game to a text
file in PGN, HTML or LaTeX format. See the export help
Export all filter games Saves all games in the
search filter to a text file in PGN, HTML or
LaTeX format. See the export help page.
Import PGN text Opens the Import window
for entering a game by typing or pasting its text in
Import PGN file Imports a whole file containing
games in PGN format to the current database. Note, that several PGN
files can be selected in this dialogue at once.
Board Screenshot Save a screenshot of the board to a file.
The option file is
(and a few other files in the same directory).
On Windows the options directory is (unfortunately) in the program installation directory, bin/config.
Options are saved automatically at program exit, or when
Options-> Save Options is selected.
Docked Windows layout is not saved automatically, but may be done manually using Options-> Save Layout.
The colours and themes for the Main Board are set in the
but a few other colour settings are available in Options-> Colours.
Rows colour is for the highlighted row in the Tree, Books, Finder, PlayerFinder and TournamentFinder windows.
Crosstable coloured rows must be enabled in the Crosstable Options menus.
The Board arrows and drawables' colours are set in the Comment Editor.
Updated: Scid vs. PC 4.17, Mar 2016