Is there a way to show the orientation axis in Pymol?

It's something like this in VMD. I much prefer Pymol rendering.

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As far as I know, there is no built in way to display the coordinate vectors. Fortunately, on the PyMOLWiki I was able to find a page with a number of scripts you can use to do this.

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    $\begingroup$ Could you add one of the solutions that work? $\endgroup$
    – Camps
    Jun 24 at 11:27
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the feedback. I agree that adding it would improve my answer but I’m a little bit spooked by the licensing requirement $\endgroup$ Jun 25 at 8:45
  • $\begingroup$ At the end of that page is written: Content is available under GNU Free Documentation License 1.2 unless otherwise noted, so, I think that sharing here will be no problem. $\endgroup$
    – Camps
    2 days ago

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