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KVKBD(1) A virtual keyboard for KDE KVKBD(1)


kvkbd - A virtual keyboard for KDE


kvkbd [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options]


A virtual keyboard for KDE



Stand alone version for use with KDM or XDM. See Kvkbd Handbook for information on how to use this option.

Generic options:

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Show Qt specific options
Show KDE specific options
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End of options

KDE options:

Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar
Use 'icon' as the application icon
Use alternative configuration file
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
Do not run in the background.

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)
sets 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
<file.qss> applies the Qt stylesheet to the application widgets


Full user documentation is available through the KDE Help Center. You can also enter the URL help:/kvkbd/ directly into konqueror or you can run `khelpcenter help:/kvkbd/' from the command-line.


Todor Gyumyushev <>

Guillaume Martres <>
Oct 2008 K Desktop Environment