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How do I create a literal control character in Kate?

I frequently use the ASCII character 31 ( Unit Separator; Ctrl-_ ) as a field delimiter for the work that I do. Using the bash command line, I can enter a literal control character by pressing Ctrl-V ...
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line-height problem when using ž character

If I write a line containgin ž in konsole or kwrite, the line height gets messed up. Is the default font broken, or is it the apps? Didn't know where to report the bug, so "ask ubuntu" sounded as a ...
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Change terminal in Kate

I'd like to change the terminal that Kate embeds. The default one is konsole, and I'd like to change it to Terminator. How can I do this?
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Kate forces itself to be the default application for HTML

In the last few days, Kate took over opening HTML links and files. I want to get it back to Firefox, so I opened System Settings, went into Applications -> File Associations, found the text/html ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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Install latest `kate` on Ubuntu 14.04

Can someone suggest how to install the latest version kate editor on Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed it from default 14.04 repository, ie, sudo apt-get install kate The default version I got is: Kate ...
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Kubuntu 15.10: Kate Crashes Immediately on Startup

As soon as I start Kate, it immediately crashes with these lines: No docs r (or the only) opened right now --> disable menu QWidget::setLayout: Attempting to set QLayout "" on KateMDI::ToolView ...
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Kate is missing all button icons

After removing KDE and switching to xfce, I discovered that Kate has lost all button icons, while Kile has not. I guess some configuration file refers to missing files, but what file is it. I tried to ...
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When I open kate a lot of messages come up and i want to remove it

So everytime I open file with Kate my terminal starts typing something that I think is the process to open Kate, things like END!, BEGING!, save config, etc. It's really annoying and I want to remove ...
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Configure behaviour of Ctrl+Left/Right moveing the caret/cursor over words in kate

The behaviour I expect is, for example, ctrl+right should do the following, placing the caret at the end of the word: 1> H|ello world! 2> Hello| world! However kate does this, placing the ...
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`kate` tab does not have any color

kate tab plugin: http://kate-editor.org/2011/04/25/kates-tab-bar-plugins/ 1) On Ubuntu 14.04, does anyone know why the tab color cannot be changed? (I can see the option Highlight Tab is available, ...
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How can I permanently/globally disable word wrap in kate?

In kate there seems to be "dynamic" and "static" word wrap options in view -> word wrap and settings -> configure kate -> editing -> general respectively. "Static" is off by default while ...
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kate filter unwanted files

I like kate simple way to create a project from any folder - just need to create a file name .kateproject with the content something like this: {"name": "project-name", "files": [ { "directory": ".", ...
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14.04 kate editor does not show any plugins (wrong config permission even after fresh install)

I got a strange problem with kate editor. For some reason, whenever I runs kate in normal mode (without sudo) then all kate plugins disappear. I could not see any Projects/FileSystemBrowser/Documents ...
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Teminal does not show in Kate

I installed Kate in Ubuntu. But it is not showing Terminal in the application. I googled, which said me to install Konsole, as Kate is a KDE based application.I installed Konsole and ran Kate again ...
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How to set kate's vi mode to show absolute line numbers?

I've started using Plasma5 and I have an issue with Kate's Vi mode. When showing the line numbers on the border it always shows relative line numbers instead of absolute ones, while this didn't happen ...
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Kate - show all whitespace

I am using kubuntu and would like for kate to show me all whitespace.
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How to get a different number of spaces with the tab in Kate when writing in different programming languages

I want to get a different number of spaces when I press the tabulator in Kate depending on the computer language I'm using. For example in a html file I want the tab to produce two spaces but in C I ...
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Change color scheme in Kate

I'm looking to change the color scheme in Kate to something else (e.g Solarized, Zenburn, etc). I tried the instructions found in Using “Oblivion” color scheme from Gedit in Kate, but nothing changed ...
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How do I enable Pâté Python plugin in Kate?

On Kubuntu 14.04 I'd like to use a Python plugin called Pâté in Kate. It's listed as a plugin there. But then it shows an error in the configuration dialogue. The help page is not useful at all. ...
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Not able to see Kate Plugin for Javascript in Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 recently. I had heard about the Javascript related plugins(Pretty JSON specifically) being there in Kate setup. But it does not show up in any of the options. I am not sure ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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 every time 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 behavior 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 ...