Keyboard Shortcuts

Kontact provides several global keyboard shortcuts for easier access to certain features. Below is a list of the default shortcuts; however, note that you can configure the keyboard shortcuts by going to SettingsConfigure Shortcuts....


Kontact's Shortcut Configuration Window

Kontact's Shortcut Configuration Window


Important

The shortcuts mentioned below for switching components vary slightly depending on the components you have activated (see the section called “Kontact Configuration Window”). In general, the components can be activated by using Ctrl in conjunction with a number; the number can be determined by counting how many items from the top the component is in the side pane.

The following are the default shortcuts for Kontact:

Table 3.1. Keyboard Shortcuts

ActionKey Combo
Summary ViewCtrl+1
Mail ComponentCtrl+2
Contacts ComponentCtrl+3
Calendar ComponentCtrl+4
To-do List ComponentCtrl+5
Feeds ComponentCtrl+6
Usenet ComponentCtrl+7
Journal ComponentCtrl+8
Notebooks ComponentCtrl+9
New ItemCtrl+N

Important

New Item changes depending on what component is currently selected. It is New Message for the Summary and Mail components, New Contact for the Contact component, New Event for the Calendar component, New To-do for the To-do list component, New Journal for the Journal component, New Note for the Notes component, New Feed for the Feeds component, and New Article for the Usenet component. Each of these actions has its own keyboard shortcut as listed below.

New MessageCtrl+Shift+M
New ContactCtrl+Shift+C
New To-doCtrl+Shift+T
New FeedCtrl+Shift+F
New ArticleCtrl+Shift+A
New JournalCtrl+Shift+J
New KJots PageCtrl+Shift+P
New KJots BookCtrl+Shift+B
New Popup NoteCtrl+Shift+N
New TaskCtrl+Shift+W
Kontact HandbookF1
What's This HelpCtrl+F1
QuitCtrl+Q