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Can't do anything on startup until terminating Kate in Kubuntu

When my Kubuntu starts i can't do anything until starting System Activity and killing Kate. I can not start any program or for example run Dolphin file manager. After terminating Kate a message is ...
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Kate does not see lilypond editing mode

I am trying to edit a Lilypond file, but when I open the file it is shown in Normal mode. It used to be that there were highlighting and view settings that would be associated with a Lilypond file. ...
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Use “cobalt” gedit theme on kate

Where could I find the cobalt theme for kate? Or, if there isn't, where can I obtain gedit's colors so that I can manually put them on kate creating a custom theme?
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Missing dictionaries for spell-checking with kate and kile

Spell-checking works in Kate and Kile, but only for English texts. It is not possible to select another language and dictionary. The selection of the dict is available for Kate/Kile at: Settings -> ...
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Create a change log (timestamped) in Kubuntu?

I want to keep a change log of things I do in Kubuntu - in other words if I tweak some setting I want to make a written record of it so I can roll back if I screw up. What's the best way to do this? ...
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How to use user defined keyboard shortcuts in Kate's terminal

Recently I started using Kate. I find it a really beautiful and powerful editor. It is also very convenient that the user can type commands by using the embedded terminal. One rather bizarre thing is ...
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Disable middle mouse click paste in kate

Followed this (wonderful!) guide to disable middle mouse click paste: https://www.assembla.com/spaces/slipstream/wiki/Disabling_GTK%27s_middle_mouse_button_functionality Works like a charm. Well, ...
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Why Kate can't edit my tex-file

I tried to edit a file by using Kate. But it said my file is read only (R/O). How can I change that? I tried sudo chmod a+rw kirjeet.tex & kate kirjeet.tex
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How to configure ctags in Kate?

I use Kubuntu LTS as my OS. How to use ctags in Kate? I selected ctags in the plugin manager window, so that now, by right clicking on any word of my code few ctags options appear. Namely: "go to ...
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Kate, kile and other KDE applications crash in Ubuntu

I seem to have some issues with gtk libraries when trying to open KDE applications on my Ubnutu. Including Kate, Kile, etc (also the problem was observed when opening Mendeley desktop) The system is ...
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It is safe to include Kate in the sudoers so it can run sudo without password?

I want know if its as security problem when I add Kate in sudoers without pw? I think one must intercept my xserver session to make misuse of it. Or am I wrong?
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kate,kdenlive cannot be installed along with mit-scheme in ubuntu 13.04

If kate and kdenlive are installed mit-scheme cannot be installed . If mit-scheme is installed , kate and kdenlive cannot be install. One requires the removal of other . Can anybody suggest a possible ...
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Why is there a line length limit in Kate?

In Kate, KDE's text editor, and other editors too I'm sure, sometimes files will not open correctly because of this line length limit. Why is it there? Is it safe to set this to an extreme number or ...
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Is it possible to port themes/apps from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 12.04 possibly(?)

How do I, for example, import theme from ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04? Any way to port 'Kate' from buntu 10.10 where has nice find in files, to 12.04 where Kate has no grep capability. What happened to ...
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How do I use Kate's text filter plugin for macros?

I've been through just about every editor on Linux (gedit, geany, vim, gvim), and decided that kate works best for me. However, it doesn't easily support macros, and I need to do a search and ...
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kate creates an extra file for every file it edits, why? [duplicate]

I've just started using Kubuntu and my question might seem dull but Kate is really annoying. It creates a file for each file I try to edit, like filename~. I know that it might be a backup or ...
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Background color of kate's search/replace input fields

I'm using kate on my ubuntu 13.04 unity without any problems. Even the dark mediterranean-themes (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=156782) look great inside kate. As you may see in the ...
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Kate SQL Plugin Missing MySQL

I installed the kate SQL plugin, but there are no options in the dropdown for Oracle or MySQL. The only option is something called QSQLITE. Does anyone know how to get MySQL and Oracle to work with ...
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How can I change the default name that kate and gedit give to new documents?

When you create a new file in kate or gedit they name them like "Untitled1" or "Unsaved Document 1". How can you change this to some other string$n pattern of your choice?
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Weird underlining in Kate

I've looked everywhere for a fix, but can't seem to find a way to fix this problem, or even anyone else with it. Whenever I run Kate, I get weird underlining (which breaks easily becoming blurry, ...
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Dropbox synchronizing everytime I press a key in Kate

I've just noticed Dropbox will synchronize a file every time I press a key in Kate(the text editor). This behaviour does not cause problems but it is annoying to say the least. Is this caused by ...
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Why are KDE apps running on unity too slow to load

I use a few KDE applications in ubuntu; Okular, Kate and Kile. And it seems to me that they take a lot longer to load than other programs like Evince and gedit. Is it because I'm running unity ...
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How do I get kubuntu to open RTF files in Libre office

Using Kubuntu 12.04.01 on a dual-boot computer, I have entered System Settings >File Association to open rtf and richtext files with LibreOffice Writer set as preference over Kate and GNUEmacs. I have ...
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Kate crashes while clicking Open

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04 I recently noticed that Kate 4.8.4 which have been installed in my 64-bit PC is crashing whenever I try to open a file in it. It shows no problem when I open files via ...
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Add quotation marks to selected word via shortcut

Is there any way (Plugin, Script) to add quotation marks (or square brackets or parentheses) at the beginning and the end of selected text via a keyboard shortcut in the Kate editor? I think of ...
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JSLint/JS Formatter for Kate

I recently switched from Win7 and Notepad++ to Ubuntu and Kate. Everything seems ok, except that I am missing JS Lint and JS Format plugin of Notepad++ on my Kate. The docs are not that much helpful. ...
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Gedit clears contents of clipboard on exit - how to keep it?

Use case: I'm writing an email, and need a snippet from a text file. Open the file in Gedit (or Kate, for that matter) and copy the desired snippet. Close text editor, return to email. Paste snippet ...
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Can I invoke 'make' from kate?

In vim I can invoke ':make', which starts make, and if there are errors, it opens the file at the line where the error was. Is there something similar in kate? I've found a 'Focus Terminal' command, ...
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How do I change the default view in kate?

Whenever I open a file with Kate, Kate opens in Split view showing the same file twice. Does any of you guys know how to turn split-view off by default? it's really annoying to turn it off manually ...
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Backup files being created in Kubuntu

Kubuntu creates a backup file every time i append a file and save it at the time of closing Kate editor. I am using Kubuntu 11.10
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What do I need to start programming? [closed]

I am a brand new engineering student, my teacher told us that we need to program in C++, I am new to programming and to Ubuntu, I am installing the latest version of Ubuntu but I would like to know ...
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Configure Kate(KDE) dialog window shortcuts under GNOME3?

I use Kate under Ubuntu 11.10. I want to assign Cnt+H for toggle hidden files in dialog windows(open/save file, etc...)and remove the default. This shortcut cannot be configured in the Kate shortcuts ...
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How to run an executable bash script on Kubuntu?

I have recently changed my OS from Ubuntu 11.04 to Kubuntu 10.04 but don't know how to get my executable bash scripts to run on Kubuntu. On Ubuntu all I did was click on the text file and I was given ...
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How do I get kate to restore last used session?

I have two computers and both have exactly the same behavior. I have the option "load last used session" selected, but every time, Kate starts a new session. What could be causing this? Here are the ...
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Kate switches to RTL input and I can't get back to LTR

This has happened a couple of times (also to my boss) - but once in a long while, Kate will just switch over to right-to-left input. We've searched for the menu command or keyboard combination that ...
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Kate autoindent is off, but it keeps autoindenting

I'm running Kate under Gnome, in Maverick. After the last Ubuntu update ran, the "enter" key started acting strangely in Kate. I'm guessing it's trying to auto-indent even though I have auto-indent ...
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Open application to edit text files from the command line

When installing the TextWrangler in OSX you also get an edit command which allows you to open any text file from the command line. Is it possible to have a similar functionality in Ubuntu to type ...
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How can I install KateSql plugin?

I am slightly new to Ubuntu and I just installed kate by typing sudo apt-get install kate. Now I want to install this kate sql plugin and google is not helping me. I downloaded a punch of files from ...
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Using “Oblivion” color scheme from gedit in Kate

I like gedit's color scheme Oblivion a lot. Is there a way to use the same color scheme in Kate text editor? I know that configuration files for color scheme for gedit and Kate aren't compatible. I ...
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running Gnome, different cursor in Kate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different cursor in Skype I have my cursor set to a big, high-contrast size. I'm running Gnome, and when I mouse over my Kate window, the cursor changes into a very ...
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Using Kate's terminal plugin, how can I clear the terminal's history?

I want to clear all the history that I can scroll to, so that I start with a terminal without anything in it exempt the prompt. clear only creates a clear screen, but does not delete the scroll ...
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KATE keeps forgetting I have the shell plug-in enabled

I'm using Kubuntu (Karmic) and KATE is my favorite editor. I don't enable many plug-ins, but I really like the inline shell. The problem is, across re-starts, KATE seems to forget that I enabled ...