Chapter 2. Using KNotes

Creating a new note:

To create a new note right mouse button click on the KNotes panel icon and select New Note.

You can create a new note containing the contents of the clipboard by selecting New Note From Clipboard.

Writing your note:

To write your note, simply type the note in the space provided. Normal keyboard and mouse editing functions are supported. Right clicking in the editing space provides the following menu options:

  • Undo (Ctrl+Z)

  • Redo (Ctrl+Shift+Z)

  • Cut (Ctrl+X)

  • Copy (Ctrl+C)

  • Paste (Ctrl+V)

  • Delete

  • Select All (Ctrl+A)

  • Check Spelling

  • Auto Spell Check

  • Allow Tabulations

  • Find (Ctrl+F)

  • Find Next (F3)

  • Replace (Ctrl+R)

  • Speak Text

Text may be selected by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse, or by holding down the Shift key and using the arrow keys.

Inserting the date:

To insert the current date in the note right mouse button click on the title bar of the note and select Insert Date.

The current date and time will be inserted at the cursor position in the text of the note.

Renaming a note:

To rename a note right mouse button click on the note titlebar and select Rename....

Type the new name of the note in the dialog that appears. To accept the new name, press the OK button. To exit the dialog without renaming the note, press the Cancel button.

Mailing a note:

To mail a note right mouse button click on the note titlebar and select Mail....

What happens next depends on how you configured the Mail action in the Settings dialog.

Printing a note:

To print a note right mouse button click on the note titlebar and select Print (Ctrl+P).

A standard KDE print dialog will open.

Deleting a note:

To delete a note right mouse button click on the note titlebar and select Delete.

Hiding a note:

To hide a note, click the X in the upper right corner of the titlebar of the note or select Hide (Esc) in the context menu. The note will no longer be displayed on the screen. The note itself will not be deleted.

Setting an alarm:

Select Set Alarm in the context menu of the note titlebar. Check Alarm at in the next dialog and adjust the date and time for the reminder. At alarm time a popup window will be displayed and list all notes with the actual alarm date.

Sending a note:

To send a note to an other computer select Send... in the context menu of the note titlebar. Add a hostname or ip or choose a recipient from the list of previously sent notes. If the recipients has enabled incoming notes, the note will appear on his screen, indicating the sender id in the titlebar.

Locking a note:

To prevent accidental changes in a note select Lock in the context menu of the note titlebar.

Saving a note:

To save a note select Save As... in the context menu of the note titlebar. The note can be saved as a plain text file or in HTML format, if Rich text is enabled.

Displaying notes:

When you start KNotes, all notes are hidden. If you want to display them, left mouse button on the KNotes panel icon and select the note you wish to display.

Searching in all notes:

Click with the right mouse button on the panel icon and select Find (Ctrl+F) in the context menu.

A standard KDE dialog will open where you enter the text to be searched for in all notes.

Desktop functions:

To send a note to a specific desktop, right mouse button click on the title bar of the note and select To Desktop. Choose the desktop desired, or alternatively, All Desktops

To make the note remain on top of other windows right mouse button click on the titlebar of the note and select Keep Above Others.

To return the note to more normal window behavior, select Keep Below Others.

Quitting KNotes

To quit KNotes right mouse button click on the panel icon and select Quit.