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KMESS(1) MSN messenger for KDE KMESS(1)


kmess - MSN messenger for KDE


kmess [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options]


Kmess is a MSN messenger for the K Desktop Environment. It supports only the MSN protocol and has a nice design.



Autologin with the given email address

Generic options:

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Qt options:

Use the X-server display 'displayname'
Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'
Causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display
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
Defines the application font
Sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated)
Dets the default foreground color
Sets the default button color
Sets the application name
Sets the application title (caption)
Forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display
Sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and root
Set XIM server
Disable XIM
Mirrors the whole layout of widgets

KDE options:

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




Mario Iseli <>
Nov 2005 K Desktop Environment