The Chat Window's Menus

Chat Menu

ChatSend Message (Return)

Sends a message.

ChatSave (Ctrl+S)

Saves the content of the chat to a file.

ChatPrint... (Ctrl+P)

Prints off a hard copy of the chat.


This menu lists all the people in the chat. You have access to the same contact menu you get by right-clicking a contact's name in the Contact List, allowing you to perform contact specific actions such as sending them a file, viewing their user info or blocking them.

ChatClose (Ctrl+W)

Closes the current chat. If there are chats taking place in other tabs in this window, the window will stay open.

ChatQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Closes all chats taking place in this window.

Edit Menu

EditCut (Ctrl+X)

Cutting text works as with most editors: the selected text is removed and put into the clipboard. Note that you can also select text and drag it to a new position.

EditCopy (Ctrl+C)

Copying text works as with most editors: the selected text is copied to the clipboard. Note that you can also select text while holding the Ctrl key, and drag it to a new position to copy it.

EditPaste (Ctrl+V)

Pasting works the same as with most editors: the text from the clipboard is pasted at the current cursor position.

Format Menu

FormatAdd Smiley

This menu contains all the smileys/emoticons that the current emoticon scheme includes. You can change the scheme in the Configure Kopete Dialog.

Tabs Menu

TabsTab Placement

This menu allows you to change whether tabs appear at the top or the bottom of the chat view.

TabsDetach Chat (Ctrl+Shift+B)

Separates the current chat into its own window.

TabsMove Tab to Window

You can move chats between windows using this menu. Choose the chat window the tab should move to from the menu.

Tools Menu

This menu contains items added by the plugins you have loaded. See the plugins chapter for details.

Settings Menu

SettingsShow Menubar (Ctrl+M)

Separates the current chat into its own window.

SettingsToolbarsMain Toolbar (Kopete)

Shows/hides the main toolbar.

SettingsToolbarsStatus (Kopete)

Shows/hides Kopete's status bar. This is where buddy pictures appear.

SettingsToolbarsFormat Toolbar (Kopete)

Shows/hides the text formatting toolbar.

SettingsShow Statusbar

Separates the current chat into its own window.

SettingsShow Participants

This menu controls whether the Participants list appears on the right of the Chat View.

SettingsConfigure Shortcuts...

Shows the KDE standard Configure Shortcuts dialog, where you can change keyboard shortcuts that work in the chat window.

SettingsConfigure Toolbars...

Displays the KDE standard Configure Toolbars dialog, which lets you customize the chat window's toolbars.

Help Menu

These are the KDE standard items for the Help menu:

HelpKopete Handbook (F1)

Invokes the KDE Help system starting at the Kopete help pages. (this document).

HelpWhat's This? (Shift+F1)

Changes the mouse cursor to a combination arrow and question mark. Clicking on items within Kopete will open a help window (if one exists for the particular item) explaining the item's function.

HelpReport Bug...

Opens the Bug report dialog where you can report a bug or request a wishlist feature.

HelpSwitch Application Language...

Opens a dialog where you can edit the Primary language and Fallback language for this application.

HelpAbout Kopete

This will display version and author information.

HelpAbout KDE

This displays the KDE version and other basic information.