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amarok − An audio player for KDE


amarok [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [URL(s)]


amaroK is a multimedia player based on the soundserver-independent framework. There are many media players around these days, true. What’s missing from most players is a user interface, that doesn’t get in the way of the user.


Generic options:


Show help about options


Show Qt specific options


Show KDE specific options


Show all options


Show author information

−v, −−version

Show version information


Show license information


End of options

Qt 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 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.

KDE options:
−−caption <caption>

Use ’caption’ as name in the titlebar.

−−icon <icon>

Use ’icon’ as the application icon.

−−miniicon <icon>

Use ’icon’ as the icon in the titlebar.

−−config <filename>

Use alternative configuration file.

−−dcopserver <server>

Use the DCOP Server specified by ’server’.


Disable 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.

URL(s) Files/URLs to Open

−r, −−previous

Skip backwards in playlist

−p, −−play

Start playing current playlist

−s, −−stop

Stop playback


Pause playback

−f, −−next

Skip forwards in playlist

Additional options:
−e, −−enqueue

Enqueue Files/URLs


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


Christian Muehlhaeuser <chris AT chris DOT de>
Mark Kretschmann <markey AT web DOT de>
Max Howell <max DOT howell AT methylblue DOT com>
Stanislav Karchebny <berk AT upnet DOT ru>
Please use to report bugs, do not mail the authors directly.


This manual page was written by Alejandro Exojo <suy AT badopi DOT org> for the Debian system (but may be used by others).