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KMETRONOME(1) Drumstick Metronome User's Man KMETRONOME(1)


kmetronome - MIDI metronome using ALSA sequencer and Qt5 user interface


kmetronome [Standard options...]


Drumstick Metronome is a MIDI metronome with Qt5 interface based on the ALSA sequencer. It is a tool for musicians and music students to keep the rhythm while playing musical instruments. It uses MIDI for sound generation instead of digital audio, allowing low CPU usage, and very accurate timing thanks to the ALSA sequencer.


--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 Qt5 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

--stylesheet file.qss

applies the Qt5 stylesheet to the application widgets


This manual page was written by Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas<> 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; considering as source code all the file that enable the production of this manpage.


Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <>


Copyright © 2009-2014 Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas

2009-06-27 Drumstick Metronome