Chapter 6. Did You Know?, Common Issues and More

Did You Know?

  • Pressing Ctrl while selecting text will cause lines breaks to be converted to spaces when pasted.

  • Pressing the Ctrl+Alt keys while selecting text will select columns.

  • The Ctrl+Wheel combination will zoom text size, like in konqueror and firefox.

  • When a program evaluates either mouse button, pressing the Shift key will allow the popup menu to appear.

  • The Ctrl+Shift+F10 shortcut will activate the menu.

  • The Shift+Insert keys will insert the clipboard.

  • Double-clicking will select a whole word. Continuing to hold the mouse button and moving the mouse will extend the selection.

  • Triple-clicking will select a whole line. Continuing to hold the mouse button and moving the mouse will extend the selection.

  • There is a hidden feature for the "%d" formatter in tab title. You can tell Konsole to abbreviate a directory name into its first character. For example, "/path/to/konsole/src" can be abbreviated into "konsole/s". If you want to enable and control this hidden feature, open ~/.kde4/share/config/konsolerc and add following lines:

    [ProcessInfo]
    CommonDirNames=name1,name2,name3...
    

    Note

    If you are using Yakuake, you need to edit ~/.kde4/share/config/yakuakerc instead.