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.


Disconnects from all servers.


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.

SettingsIdentities... (F8)

Displays the Identities screen for setting your identification information.

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 (F4)

Displays the Watched Nicks 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

Konversation has the common KDE Help menu item, for more information read the section about the Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.