Changing text direction from LTR to RTL

kitts kitts.mailinglists at
Fri Mar 7 13:58:51 GMT 2008

On Friday 07 Mar 2008 3:55:10 pm Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Thank you Alex. I do have my native language added in Kcontrol, and I
> switch between them regularly. Also, the interface of KDE is
> Right-to-Left, as that is the norm for my language.
> However, I need text fields to be right-aligned as well. In Mozilla
> applications, independent of the language that I am typing in, I can
> press Ctrl-Shift-X and the text will right-align. I need this
> functionality in KDE applications as well for when I type in my
> Right-to-Left language.

Does this do what you are looking for? When starting any KDE application, pass 
the "--reverse" option.

ex: `konqueror --reverse`

I don't know how to do that in runtime though.
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