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kstart - Utility to launch applications with special window properties


kstart [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options] command


Utility to launch applications with special window properties.



Command to execute


--window <regexp>
A regular expression matching the window title
--windowclass <class>
A string matching the window class (WM_CLASS property) The window class can be found out by running (use either both parts separated by a space or only the right part). NOTE: If you specify neither window title nor window class, then the very first window to appear will be taken; omitting both options is NOT recommended.
--desktop <number>
Desktop on which to make the window appear
Make the window appear on the desktop that was active when starting the application
Make the window appear on all desktops
Iconify the window
Maximize the window
Maximize the window vertically
Maximize the window horizontally
Show window fullscreen
--type <type>
The window type: Normal, Desktop, Dock, Tool, Menu, Dialog, TopMenu or Override
Jump to the window even if it is started on a different virtual desktop
--ontop, --keepabove
Try to keep the window above other windows
--onbottom, --keepbelow
Try to keep the window below other windows
The window does not get an entry in the taskbar
The window does not get an entry on the pager
The window is sent to the system tray in Kicker

Generic options:

Show help about options
Show Qt specific options
Show KDE specific options
Show all options
Show author information
-v, --version
Show version information
Show license information
End of options

Qt options:

--display <displayname>
Use the X-server display 'displayname'
--session <sessionId>
Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'
Causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display
--ncols <count>
Limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is using the QApplication::ManyColor color specification
tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard
running under a debugger can cause an implicit -nograb, use -dograb to override
switches to synchronous mode for debugging
--fn, --font <fontname>
defines the application font
--bg, --background <color>
sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated)
--fg, --foreground <color>
sets the default foreground color
--btn, --button <color>
sets the default button color
--name <name>
sets the application name
--title <title>
sets the application title (caption)
--visual TrueColor
forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display
--inputstyle <inputstyle>
sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and root
--im <XIM server>
set XIM server
disable XIM
mirrors the whole layout of widgets

KDE options:

--caption <caption>
Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar
--icon <icon>
Use 'icon' as the application icon
--miniicon <icon>
Use 'icon' as the icon in the titlebar
--config <filename>
Use alternative configuration file
--dcopserver <server>
Use the DCOP Server specified by 'server'
Disable crash handler, to get core dumps
Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager
--style <style>
sets the application GUI style
--geometry <geometry>
sets the client geometry of the main widget - see man X for the argument format


Matthias Ettrich <ettrich@kde.org>

David Faure <faure@kde.org>
Richard J. Moore <rich@kde.org>

Please use http://bugs.kde.org to report bugs, do not mail the authors directly.
This manual page was written by Holger Hartmann <Holger_Hartmann@gmx.de> for the Debian Project, but may be used by others. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.