Chapter 3. Command Reference

The main Konversation window

The File Menu

FileServer List (F2)

Displays the list of servers and channels.

FileQuick Connect (F7)

Displays the Quick Connect screen for connecting to a server.


Reconnects to all servers that were disconnected by a network error or other problem.

FileJoin Channel (Ctrl+J)

Displays a dialog for you to enter the name of a channel to join. Does the same thing as entering /join #channelname in a channel or server tab.

FileGlobal Away (Ctrl+Shift+A)

Changes your nickname status to away in all channels.

FileQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Quits Konversation.

The Edit Menu

EditFind Text... (Ctrl+F)

Searches for text strings in the current screen.

EditFind Next (F3)

Searches again for text strings in the current screen using the previous search string.

EditClear Window (Ctrl+L)

Clears the current screen.

EditClear All Windows (Ctrl+Shift+L)

Clears all screens.

The Insert Menu

InsertIRC Color... (Ctrl+K)

See Sending colorful messages.

InsertMarker Line (Ctrl+R)

See Marking Channel and Query Logs.

InsertSpecial Character... (Alt+Shift+C)

Used to enter special characters, such as foreign characters.

The Bookmarks Menu

BookmarksAdd Bookmark (Ctrl+B)

Bookmarks current network & channel.

BookmarksBookmark Tabs as Folder...

Adds all channels to a new menu item at the end of the bookmarks menu.

BookmarksNew Bookmark Folder...

Creates a new bookmark folder.

BookmarksEdit Bookmarks...

Opens bookmark editor.

The Settings Menu

SettingsShow Nicklist (Ctrl+H)

Hides (or displays) the panel of nicknames in channel tabs.

SettingsShow Menubar (Ctrl+M)

Hides the main menu. Hit Ctrl+M to display it again.

SettingsShow Toolbar

Shows or hides the toolbar.

SettingsShow Statusbar

Shows or hides the status bar at the bottom of the main screen.

SettingsIdentities... (F8)

Displays the Identities screen for setting your identification information.

SettingsConfigure Shortcuts

Allows you to change keyboard shortcuts for Konversation.

SettingsConfigure Toolbars

Allows you to add or remove buttons from the Konversation toolbar.

SettingsConfigure Notifications

Displays the Notifications Settings screen.

SettingsConfigure Konversation

Displays the Configure screen.

The Window Menu

WindowPrevious Tab (Ctrl+,)

Displays the screen corresponding to the previous tab.

WindowNext Tab (Ctrl+.)

Displays the screen corresponding to the next tab.

WindowClose Tab (Ctrl+W)

Closes the current screen. If closing a channel, leaves the channel. If closing a Server Messages tab, closes all open channels on that server and disconnects from the server.

WindowClose All Open Queries (F11)

Closes all Private conversations (queries).

WindowWatched Nicks Online (F4)

Displays the Watched Nicks Online screen. See Monitoring who is online.

WindowURL Catcher (F6)

Displays the URL Catcher screen.

WindowDCC Status (F9)

Displays the DCC Status tab with information about file transfers.

WindowNew Konsole

Displays a terminal screen. You may open as many Konsole tabs as you like.

WindowChannel List for (F5)

Displays a list of channels available on the server.

WindowOpen Logfile for (Ctrl+O)

Displays a screen with the log of messages from the current tab. Only works for Channel, Server Messages, and Query tabs. Logging must be enabled in SettingsConfigure KonversationBehaviorLogging on the main menu.

The Help Menu

HelpKonversation Handbook (F1)

Invokes the KDE Help system starting at the Konversation help pages. (this document).

HelpWhat's This? (Shift+F1)

Changes the mouse cursor to a combination arrow and question mark. Clicking on items within Konversation will open a help window (if one exists for the particular item) explaining the item's function.

HelpReport Bug...

Opens the Bug report dialog where you can report a bug or request a wishlist feature.

HelpSwitch Application Language...

Opens a dialog where you can edit the Primary language and Fallback language for this application.

HelpAbout Konversation

This will display version and author information.

HelpAbout KDE

This displays the KDE version and other basic information.