Chapter 4. Interface Overview

Table of Contents

Menu Items

Menu Items

GameNew (Ctrl+N)

Starts a new game.

GameLoad... (Ctrl+O)

Loads a saved game.

GameRestart Game (F5)

Restarts the current game.

GameNew Numbered Game...

Starts a specifically numbered game.

Start a Numbered Game Dialog

GameSave (Ctrl+S)

Saves the current game.

GamePause (P)

Pauses or resumes the game. While the game is paused, all tiles are hidden.

GameShow High Scores (Ctrl+H)

Shows the high score list.

Show High scores

When your game scores exceed the top ten scores listed, you are prompted to enter your name.

GameBoard Editor

Shows the board editor.

The board editor

Procedure to edit layout:

  1. Use the board editor toolbar to create a new layout or to load and edit an existing one.

  2. Save the layout in your user's local home folder in $XDG_DATA_HOME/kmahjongg/layouts

  3. Create the name_of_your_layout.desktop file in the same folder.

  4. Put the following lines in this file using your favorite text editor:

  5. Reload KMahjongg to use your new layout.

GameQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Quits KMahjongg.

MoveUndo (Ctrl+Z)

Undo your last move.

MoveRedo (Ctrl+Shift+Z)

Redo a move that was undone.

MoveHint (H)

Gives a Hint by flashing a matching pair of tiles.

MoveDemo (D)

Starts the game Demo mode.


Shuffles the tiles on the board.

ViewRotate View Clockwise (G)

Rotates the tile viewing angle clockwise.

ViewRotate View Counterclockwise (F)

Rotates the tile viewing angle counter clockwise.

Additionally KMahjongg has the common KDE Settings and Help menu items, for more information read the sections about the Settings Menu and Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.