Many KDE applications contain these menus. However, most applications will have more menu entries than those listed here, and others may be missing some of the entries listed here.
Some applications, like Dolphin, do not show a menubar by default. You can show it by pressing Ctrl+M. You can also use this to hide the menubar in applications that support doing so.
The menu allows you to perform operations on the currently open file and access common tasks in applications.
Common menu items include:
- → (Ctrl+N)
Creates a new file.
Opens a new window.
- → (Ctrl+O)
Opens an already existing file.
- → (Ctrl+S)
Saves the file. If the file already exists it will be overwritten.
Saves the file with a new filename.
Saves all open files.
- → (F5)
Reloads the current file.
Reloads all open files.
- → (Ctrl+P)
Prints the file. Use Print to File (PDF) to generate a PDF file or select a range of pages to print only these pages to a new PDF file
- → (Ctrl+W)
Closes the current file.
Closes all open files.
- → (Ctrl+Q)
Exits the program.
The menu allows you to modify the currently open file.
- → (Ctrl+Z)
Undo the last action you performed in the file.
- → (Ctrl+Shift+Z)
Redo the last action you performed in the file.
- → (Ctrl+X)
Removes the currently selected portion of the file, if any, and places a copy of it in the clipboard buffer.
- → (Ctrl+C)
Places a copy of the currently selected portion of the file, if any, in the clipboard buffer.
- → (Ctrl+V)
Copies the first item in the clipboard buffer to the current location in the file, if any.
- → (Ctrl+A)
Selects the entire contents of the currently open file.
- → (Ctrl+F)
Allows you to search for text in the currently open file.
- → (Ctrl+R)
Allows you to search for text in the currently open file and replace it with something else.
- → (F3)
Go to the next match of the last Find operation.
- → (Shift+F3)
Go to the previous match of the last Find operation.
The menu allows you to change the layout of the currently open file and/or the running application.
This menu has different options depending on the application you are using.
The menu allows you to perform certain actions on the currently open file.
- → (Ctrl+Shift+O)
Check for spelling errors as you type. For more information, see the section called “Automatic Spell Checking”.
This initiates the spellchecking program - a program designed to help the user catch and correct any spelling errors. For more information, see the section called “Check Spelling”.
This initiates the spellchecking program, but only checks the portion of the document from the current location of the cursor to the end. For more information, see the section called “Check Spelling”.
This initiates the spellchecking program, but only checks the currently selected text in the document. For more information, see the section called “Check Spelling”.
This allows you to change the dictionary used to check spellings. For more information, see the section called “Configuring Sonnet”.
The allows you to customize the application.
This menu typically contains the following items:
- → (Ctrl+M)
Toggle the Menubar display on and off. Once hidden it can be made visible using the shortcut Ctrl+M again. If the menubar is hidden, the context menu opened with a right mouse button click anywhere in the view area has an extra entry .
Toggles the display of the statusbar on and off. Some KDE applications use statusbar at the bottom of their screen to display useful information.
Allows you to show and hide the various toolbars supported by the application.
When checked, this displays a small bar at the bottom of the application containing information about the status. When unchecked the status bar is hidden.
Allows you to enable, disable, and modify keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see the section called “Using and Customizing Shortcuts”.
Allows you to customize the contents, layout, text, and icons of toolbars. For more information, see the section called “Customizing Toolbars”.
This item displays a standard KDE notifications configuration dialog, where you can change the notifications (sounds, visible messages, etc.) used by the application.
For more information how to configure notifications please read the documentation for the System Settings module Manage Notifications.
Opens the configuration panel for the currently running application.
The menu gives you access to the application's documentation and other useful resources.
- → (F1)
Invokes the KDE Help system starting at the running application's handbook.
- → (Shift+F1)
Changes the mouse cursor to a combination arrow and question mark. Clicking on items within the application; will open a help window (if one exists for the particular item) explaining the item's function.
This command opens the Tip of the Day dialog. You can page through all the tips by using the buttons on the dialog and select to show the tips at startup.
Note: Not all applications provide these tips.
Opens the Bug report dialog where you can report a bug or request a “wishlist” feature.
Opens the Donations page where you can support KDE and its projects.
Opens a dialog where you can edit the Primary language and Fallback language for this application.
This will display version and author information for the running application.
This displays the KDE Development Platform version and other basic information.