Chapter 2. Menu Reference

Clicking with the right mouse button on the ruler will pop up a context menu, with the following entries:

Orientation

This submenu contains entries that allow you to change the orientation of KDE Screen Ruler

OrientationNorth (N)

Turns KDE Screen Ruler so the ruler is horizontal, and the measurements are on the top (North) of the ruler

OrientationEast (E)

Turns KDE Screen Ruler so the ruler is vertical, and the measurements are on the right (East) of the ruler

OrientationSouth (S)

Turns KDE Screen Ruler so the ruler is horizontal, and the measurements are on the bottom (South) of the ruler

OrientationWest (W)

Turns KDE Screen Ruler so the ruler is vertical, and the measurements are on the left (West) of the ruler

OrientationTurn Right (R)

Turns the ruler 90 Degrees to the right. For example, if it is oriented South, it will rotate to be oriented West.

OrientationTurn Left (L)

Turns the ruler 90 Degrees to the left. For example, if it is oriented West, it will rotate to be oriented South.

Length

This submenu contains entries that allow you to change the length of KDE Screen Ruler

LengthShort (Ctrl+S)

Makes KDE Screen Ruler short - about 385 pixels long.

LengthMedium (Ctrl+M)

Makes KDE Screen Ruler a medium length - about 640 pixels long.

LengthTall (Ctrl+T)

Makes KDE Screen Ruler long - about 960 pixels in length.

LengthFull Screen Width (Ctrl+F)

Makes KDE Screen Ruler the same size as your screen width.

LengthLength...

Opens a dialog to enter the size in pixel.

Additionally, you can change the length and move the right side of the ruler using the mousewheel. When holding the Shift key the opposite side will change.

Scale

This option lets you set the ruler scale to Right to Left (D), Center Origin (C), Offset (O) and Percentage.

Changing the offset via the mousewheel is also possible when holding the left mouse button.

Opacity

This menu item displays a slider to change the opacity of KDE Screen Ruler.

Configure Shortcuts...

The Configure Shortcut dialog allows you to assign shortcuts to KDE Screen Ruler actions, and configure the shortcuts already assigned.

For more information, read the section about the Shortcuts of the KDE Fundamentals.

Configure KDE Screen Ruler...


KDE Screen Ruler's settings dialog

In this dialog you can change the background color and font, enable rotation and close buttons on the ruler and enable the tray icon.

Copy Color (Ctrl+C)

Copies the HTML color code of the color currently under the circle to the clipboard.

Close (Ctrl+W)

Hides KDE Screen Ruler. It can be shown again using the icon in the system tray. The context menu displays this item only when Show tray icon is checked in the settings dialog.

Quit (Ctrl+Q)

Quits KDE Screen Ruler

KDE Screen Ruler has the common KDE Help menu item, for more information read the section about the Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.