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I'm running Gnome. How do I set up a keyboard shortcut to run Kate?

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Go to Keyboard Shortcuts in System settings, then press Add button and insert a Name of your choice, say "Editor", and kate as command then press Apply button.

Now, in the Custom Shortcuts section you will find an entry

Editor | Disabled

Click on disabled, then perform your custom shortcut. Press close, you're done.

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Good lord, I feel like a fool. That was so easy! Thanks very much for your help, that worked beautifully. – begtognen Jul 6 '11 at 16:04
If you are satisfied with the answer, you can consider accepting it. – enzotib Jul 6 '11 at 16:24

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