The View section lets you control some aspects of KAlarm's appearance. In the General tab:

  • Show in system tray group box: When selected, the system tray icon is displayed while KAlarm is running, subject to the selected option:

    • Always show: The system tray icon is always displayed.

    • Automatically hide if no active alarms: The system tray icon is hidden if there are no active alarms.

    • Automatically hide if no alarm due within time period: The system tray icon is hidden if no alarm is due within the entered time period, starting from now.

    When the system tray icon is automatically hidden, you can make it visible by means of the system tray option to show hidden icons.

    When Show in system tray is selected, closing the system tray icon closes all KAlarm main windows, and if no message windows are visible, quits the application.

  • System Tray Tooltip group box: These options control what information is shown in the tooltip which appears when the mouse cursor hovers over KAlarm's system tray icon.

    • Show next 24 hours' alarms: When selected, a summary of the first few alarms due in the next 24 hours is displayed.

    • Maximum number of alarms to show: Deselect this option to display all of the next 24 hours' alarms. Select it to set the maximum number of alarms which will be displayed.

    • Show alarm time: Select this option to show the time at which each alarm is scheduled.

    • Show time until alarm: Select this option to show the length of time remaining before each alarm's next scheduled occurrence. The length of time is shown in hours and minutes.

      • Prefix: Specify a symbol or text to show in front of the length of time until the alarm, to distinguish it from the time at which the alarm is scheduled.

  • The Alarm List group box allows the selection of the colors used in the alarm list in KAlarm's main window, to show disabled and archived alarms.

The Alarm Windows tab contains options to control the appearance of alarm message windows.

  • Position windows far from mouse cursor: Select this option to display alarm message windows as far away from the current mouse cursor position as possible. This minimizes the chance of accidentally acknowledging an alarm by unintentionally clicking on a button just as the message window appears.

  • Center windows, delay activating window buttons: Select this option to display alarm message windows in the center of the screen. To reduce the chance of accidentally acknowledging the alarm, the window's buttons are initially disabled. The delay in seconds before they become active is set in Button activation delay (seconds).

  • Message windows have a titlebar and take keyboard focus: This option controls whether alarm message windows are modal or not, i.e. whether they grab the keyboard focus when they appear. See the Alarm Message Display section for details.