Chapter 2. Command Reference

The Menubar

The menubar is at the top of the Konsole window. If the menubar is hidden, Show Menu Bar can be reached by right clicking in the window (as long as no full screen application is running in that window such as vi, minicom, etc.). The default shortcut is listed after each menu item.

Alternatively you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+M to show or hide the menubar.

File Menu

FileNew Window (Ctrl+Shift+N)

Opens a new separate Konsole window with the default profile

FileNew Tab (Ctrl+Shift+T)

Opens a new tab with the default profile

Note

Konsole ships with a default profile. Any new profiles added by the user will be listed in the submenu. There will be no submenu if only the default profile is to be shown.

FileClone Tab

Attempts to clone the current tab in a new tab

FileSave Output As... (Ctrl+Shift+S)

Saves the current scrollback as a text or html file

FilePrint Screen ... (Ctrl+Shift+P)

Print the current screen. By default the output is scaled to fit the size of the paper being printed on with black text color and no background. In the print dialog these options can be changed on the Output Options tab.

FileOpen File Manager

Opens KDE's file manager at the current directory. By default, that is Dolphin.

FileClose Tab (Ctrl+Shift+W)

Closes the current tab

FileClose Window (Ctrl+Shift+Q)

Quits Konsole

Note

Konsole will display a confirmation dialog if there is more than one tab open. This dialog can be disabled by clicking on the Do not ask again checkbox.

If you want to get the confirmation dialog get back, delete the entry

[Notification Messages]
CloseAllTabs=true

in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/konsolerc.

Edit Menu

EditCopy (Ctrl+Shift+C)

Copies the selected text to the clipboard

EditPaste (Ctrl+Shift+V)

Pastes text from the clipboard at the cursor location

EditSelect All

Selects all the text in current window

EditCopy Input ToAll Tabs in Current Window

Allows input from the current session to be sent simultaneously to all sessions in current window

EditCopy Input ToSelect Tabs... (Ctrl+Shift+.)

Allows input from the current session to be sent simultaneously to sessions picked by user

EditCopy Input ToNone (Ctrl+Shift+/)

Stop sending input from current session into other sessions

EditSend Signal

Send the specified signal to the shell process, or other process, that was launched when the new session was started.

Currently available signals are:

STOPto stop process
CONTcontinue if stopped
HUPhangup detected on controlling terminal, or death of controlling process
INTinterrupt from keyboard
TERMtermination signal
KILLkill signal
USR1user signal 1
USR2user signal 2

Refer to your system manual pages for further details by giving the command man 7 signal.

EditRename Tab... (Ctrl+Alt+S)

Opens a dialog box allowing you to change the name of the current tab (more info)

EditZModem Upload... (Ctrl+Alt+U)

Opens up a dialog to select a file to be uploaded if the required software is installed

EditFind... (Ctrl+Shift+F)

Opens a search bar at the bottom of Konsole's window

This allows for case sensitive, forward or backwards, and regular expressions searches.

EditFind Next (F3)

Moves to the next search instance . If the search bar has the focus, you can use the shortcut Enter as well.

EditFind Previous (Shift+F3)

Moves to the previous search instance . If the search bar has the focus, you can use the shortcut Shift+Enter as well.

View Menu

ViewSplit ViewSplit View Left/Right (Ctrl+()

Splits all the tabs into left and right views

Any output on one view is duplicated in the other view.

ViewSplit ViewSplit View Top/Bottom (Ctrl+))

Splits all the tabs into top and bottom views

Any output on one view is duplicated in the other view.

ViewSplit ViewClose Active (Ctrl+Shift+S)

Closes the current view

ViewSplit ViewClose Others (Ctrl+Shift+O)

Closes all non-current views

ViewSplit ViewExpand View (Ctrl+Shift+])

Makes the current view larger

ViewSplit ViewShrink View (Ctrl+Shift+[)

Makes the current view smaller

ViewDetach Current Tab (Ctrl+Shift+H)

Opens the current tab in a separate window

Quiting the previous Konsole window will not affect the newly created window.

ViewMonitor for Silence (Ctrl+Shift+I)

Toggles the monitoring of the current tab for lack of activity

By default, after 10 seconds of inactivity, an info icon will appear on the session's tab. The type of alerts can be changed through SettingsConfigure NotificationsSilence in monitored session.

ViewMonitor for Activity (Ctrl+Shift+A)

Toggles the monitoring of the current tab for activity

Upon any activity, an info icon will appear on the session's tab. The type of alerts can be changed through SettingsConfigure NotificationsActivity in monitored session.

ViewEnlarge Font (Ctrl++)

Increases the text font size

ViewShrink Font (Ctrl+-)

Decreases the text font size

ViewSet Encoding

Sets the character encoding

ViewClear Scrollback

Clears the text in the scrollback

ViewClear Scrollback and Reset (Ctrl+Shift+K)

Clears the text in the current tab and scrollback and resets the terminal

Bookmarks Menu

BookmarksAdd Bookmark (Ctrl+Shift+B)

Adds the current location

BookmarksBookmark Tabs as Folder...

Adds all tabs to a bookmark folder

A dialog will open for the bookmark folder name.

BookmarksNew Bookmark Folder...

Adds a new folder to the bookmark list

A dialog will open for the bookmark folder name.

BookmarksEdit Bookmarks

Opens the bookmark editor

Note

You can use the bookmark editor to manually add URLs. Currently, Konsole accepts the following:

  • ssh://user@host:port

  • telnet://user@host:port

Settings Menu

SettingsEdit Current Profile...

Opens a dialog to configure current profile

SettingsSwitch Profile

Switch current profile to a listed profile

SettingsManage Profiles...

Opens a editor for managing profiles

SettingsShow Menu Bar (Ctrl+Shift+M)

Toggles the menubar being visible

SettingsFull Screen Mode (F11)

Toggles Konsole filling the entire screen

SettingsConfigure Shortcuts...

Opens the keyboard shortcut editor. More on shortcuts configuration can be found in the KDE Fundamentals.

Additionally Konsole has a few special shortcuts with no corresponding menu item:

ShortcutDescription
Shift+RightNext Tab
Shift+LeftPrevious Tab
Ctrl+Shift+LeftMove Tab Left
Ctrl+Shift+RightMove Tab Right
Ctrl+Shift+InsPaste Selection
Shift+TabNext View Container
SettingsConfigure Notifications...

Opens the notifications editor

SettingsConfigure Konsole...

Opens the Konsole settings editor

This dialog has options influencing the appearance and behaviour of the TabBar and general options for the Konsole window.

Help Menu

Konsole has the some of the common KDE Help menu items, for more information read the section about the Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.