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KMETRONOME(1) Drumstick MIDI Metronome KMETRONOME(1)


kmetronome - Drumstick MIDI metronome using ALSA sequencer and QT user interface


kmetronome [options]


Drumstick Metronome is a MIDI metronome with QT 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.


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Standard Options

The following options apply to all Qt5 applications.

Set the application GUI style. Possible values depend on the system configuration. If Qt is compiled with additional styles or has additional styles as plugins these will be available to the -style command line option.
Set the application styleSheet. The value must be a path to a file that contains the Style Sheet.
Print debug message at the end about number of widgets left undestroyed and maximum number of widgets existed at the same time.
Set the application’s layout direction to Qt::RightToLeft. This option is intended to aid debugging and should not be used in production. The default value is automatically detected from the user’s locale (see also QLocale::textDirection()).
Specify the Qt Platform Abstraction (QPA) plugin.
Specify the path to platform plugins.
Specify the platform theme.
Specify additional plugins to load. The argument may appear multiple times.
Specify the window geometry for the main window using the X11-syntax. For example: -qwindowgeometry 100x100+50+50
Set the default window icon.
Set the title of the first window.
Restore the application from an earlier session.
Switch displays on X11. Overrides the DISPLAY environment variable.
Specify the window geometry for the main window on X11. For example: -geometry 100x100+50+50
Use the FreeType font engine.


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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 López-Cabanillas <>.

December 12, 2021 kmetronome 1.3.0