KAlarm by default displays an icon in the system tray. The icon provides both control and an alarm monitoring status indication. A normal KAlarm icon indicates that alarms are being monitored, while a gray icon indicates that alarms are not being monitored. If some individual alarms are disabled, a small cross is overlaid on the icon.
KAlarm's system tray icon is by default automatically hidden whenever there are no alarms due in the next 24 hours. You can change the auto-hide time limit, or always show the system tray icon, using the Configuration dialog. To show the icon when it has been automatically hidden, click the arrow in the system tray to reveal hidden icons.
If you hover the mouse cursor over the system tray icon, a summary of the first few message alarms due in the next 24 hours are displayed as a tooltip. You can switch this feature off, or configure the number of alarms to display and their format, in the Configuration dialog.
KAlarm main window.click on the system tray icon to toggle between displaying and hiding the
click on the system tray icon to display its context menu:
Enables or disables monitoring of alarms.
See Enabling and Disabling Alarms for details.
After you select the alarm type from the list which appears, opens the Alarm Edit dialog to create a new alarm.
Halts playback of the audio file currently playing.
Spreads alarm and error message windows across the screen, or groups them together again.
Displays the KAlarm Configuration dialog.
The Configuration dialog is described in Configuring KAlarm. It includes options relating to the KAlarm system tray icon.
Restores or minimizes the main KAlarm window.
Closes the KAlarm system tray icon and main windows.
Quits KAlarm if no alarm message windows are displayed.
You must be running the KDE desktop or another suitable window manager in order to display KAlarm in the system tray.
Select → to display KAlarm in the system tray according to the preferences set in the View tab of the Configuration dialog.
To remove KAlarm from the system tray, deselect → .
To choose whether or not KAlarm will be shown at startup in the system tray, use the View tab of the Configuration dialog.