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KMIDIMON(1) KMidimon User's Manual KMIDIMON(1)

kmidimon - MIDI monitor using ALSA sequencer and KDE user interface

kmidimon [Standard options...]

KMidimon monitors events coming from a MIDI external port or application via the ALSA sequencer, or stored as Standard MIDI Files. It is especially useful if you want to debug MIDI software or your MIDI setup. It features a nice graphical user interface, customizable event filters and sequencer parameters, support for all MIDI messages and some ALSA messages, and saving the recorded event list to a text file or SMF.

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KDE options:

--caption caption

Use caption as name in the titlebar.

--icon icon

Use icon as the application icon.

--config filename

Use the alternative configuration filename


Disable the 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.

Qt(TM) 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(TM) 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 Qt(TM) 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 <>

2009-06-23 KMidimon