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Welcome to the GenomeView manual. These pages aim to answer any questions you may have as an end-user, a platform-user or as a contributing developer.

This documentation is open for anyone to contribute to, just click the edit-button near the top and you can help make this a better resource for everyone. Due to increasing vandalism we were forced to shutdown anonymous editing and account sign-up. If you like an account, please drop a note to

Feel free to copy documentation from the old manual to here, there are still some pages that need to be transferred and we're happy with any help you can spare.

Getting started with GenomeView in 5 minutes


User manual

These manual pages describe how to use GenomeView and how to prepare your data to be usable in GenomeView.

Starting GenomeView

Preparing and loading data -- Preloaded data

Navigation -- Keyboard short-cuts


Search for...

Manipulating and configuring the views

Editing annotations

Exporting data and saving changes

More functionality with plugins


Getting help

Frequently asked questions

I have a problem, help me, please

Report a bug or request a feature

Supported versions


Platform-user manual

These manual pages describe how to integrate GenomeView with your web-based platform or how to communicate with GenomeView from 3-rd party software.

Using GenomeView from the command-line


Session files -- Configuration options

Communicating with GenomeView

Programming with GenomeView

Setting up authentication and encryption

Making a plugin

Integrating GenomeView as an editor

Setting up a Genome Explorer repository


Developer manual

These pages are aimed towards contributors to GenomeView and developers who work directly on the GenomeView code.

Currently most of this documentation lives on Sourceforge.

Unit test example data files