Chapter 9. Customizing KDevelop

There are times when you want to change the default appearance or behavior of KDevelop, for example because you are used to different keyboard shortcuts or because your project requires a different indenting style for source code. In the following sections, we briefly discuss the various ways how KDevelop can be customized for these needs.

Customizing the editor

There are a number of useful things one can configure in and around KDevelop's built-in editor. Of more universal use is to switch on line numbering using the menu entry EditorViewShow line numbers, making it easier to match compiler error messages or debug messages with locations in the code. In the same submenu you may also want to switch on the Icon border - a column to the left of your code in which KDevelop will show icons such as whether there is a breakpoint on the current line.