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a multi-document, multi-view text editor for KDE.

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Dynamic word wrapping in Kile stopped working in Ubuntu 21.10

Just noticed that dynamic word wrapping is not working in Kile 2.9.93 on Ubuntu 21.10. The setting is in Settings > Configure > Kile > Editor > Appearance > Dynamic Word Wrap but no ...
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When i open kate from terminal, i get multiple messages so How do i get rid of those messages?

$ kate Icon theme "gnome" not found. Icon theme "ubuntu-mono-dark" not found. Icon theme "Mint-X" not found. Icon theme "elementary" not found. Icon theme "...
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Kate text cursor stopped moving through paragraphs ( [Ctrl] + [Up/Down] )

I lost the function [Ctrl] + [Up/Down] to move the text cursor through paragraphs, as in any other text editor. I just selected the option to override Kate shortcuts to use [Ctrl] + [V] inside VI to --...
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How do I get KATE to start the command prompt on a new line after running a c program through it

the command prompt lines starts immediately after the code output ( sum = 5 ) and not on the next line...any way I can change that ??
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Hide text for Kate toolbar butons

I am under Ubuntu 20.04.2, using kate 19.12.3. My toolbar looks like this Is there any way to hide the text next to each icon in the toolbar? Ideally, they would show as a tooltip, as in many other ...
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Kate editor appimage is crashing in ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded the latest Kate’s release (64bit) AppImage package and I made it an executable using chmod +x and ran it using ./kate-21.04.1-3xx-linux-64-gcc.AppImage. It opens up the kate IDE but ...
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How do we change to dark theme UI in kate editor on ubuntu?

I recently moved to kate editor and so far loving it. I love dark themes and I am using this as my system wide default. Now I want to change the kate's ui to dark theme too. But sofar I am only able ...
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How to use Kate text editor for DBMS?

Has anyone been able to access databases through Kate's SQL plugin? This looks like an excellent alternative to VSCode but I think it requires root access to access db files. I have a database saved ...
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How to get kate to open a new file in the same workspace the file is called

I have started looking into using kate instead of gedit as my default text editor on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS machine and I like it, but there is one behaviour I have found a little infuriating: If I open ...
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Kate not starting because of missing nfs server

I was editing a file on a nfs mount with kate. Now the nfs server (a raspberry) is off. When I try to start kate, nothing happens except every ten seconds there is a entry in syslog that the nfs ...
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How do you get kate to show the path to each file it finds?

When using kate to search for a file or a folder, how do you get it to show the path to each item it finds?
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Kate only shows up when I search for it, not in the application launcher (Plasma 5.21.4) [closed]

Recently, I've been messing with the KDE Menu Editor. I wanted Kate to show up in two categories, Utilities and Development. This caused Kate to show up two times when I searched for it, so I removed ...
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How to edit a text file to a maximum line length with kate

I have a text file and I want to edit it using kate. I want all lines to have a length less than 70 characters but wrapped around so that each line is as long as possible. This isn't quite word ...
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Issue with opening new files in Kate

I am using kate on Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04LTS from Ubuntu 18.04LTS. But already before this update, kate changed behaviour. When i try to open a new file, i get a desktop ...
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Using kate editor to format paragraphs

I'm runnng Kubuntu 18.04.How can I use the kate editor to format a text file into paragraphs? The paragraphs I now have are ragged; I want to fill out the lines so that they don't exceed a ...
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Error messages in Kate when running R in terminal pane

I'm using Kubuntu (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS). When I run R (version 4.0.4) in the terminal pane of Kate (version 19.12.3) I get error messages: R version 4.0.4 (2021-02-15) -- "Lost Library Book" ...
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Why does Kate not work with Ubuntu 20.04

I use Ubuntu 20.04.1.; Kate 20.04.0 was installed with sudo snap install kate When I start Kate I get first the message Qt: Session management error: Could not open network socket and then pages of ...
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Kate crashes if opened from Dolphin, but OK from Konsole

I'm on Kubuntu 20.04. If I double click a .txt file in Dolphin, or right click, open with Kate, I can see Kate briefly appear in the task manager, and then disappear, without ever having got to show ...
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Katepart - "Wrap dynamic at static word wrap marker" as a toolbar button or Kate command?

I heavily use Katepart-based editors, like Kate and Kile, for work and personal use. Katepart offers two different word wrap modes, static and dynamic: in static word wrap mode, a new line is created ...
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How to edit system files with the Kate editor? [duplicate]

If I try to use sudo kate to edit a system file, I get the message: Executing Kate as root is not possible. So how can I edit a system file? I put up this question so that I could answer it myself. ...
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My Tabs are Missing in Kate

Normally, the Kate text editor allows me to open multiple documents at the same time into a tab interface. Now, though, I have no tabs and I don't see in the menu how to get them back. Please advise.
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the kate editor is missing in ubuntu 20.04 start menu

ever since upgrading to ubuntu 20.04, i can't find the kate IDE in the ubuntu start menu anymore. i'd also like to be able to start .php and .js and .json files using kate.. i've searched the web for ...
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kate external tools [solved]

Kate has a very useful feature: recall external tools, and it let you add your own (bash) scripts. However I noticed that these scripts must be in /home folder: if they are outside, even symlinked in /...
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Kdevelop and Kate kio problem - won't save sftp:// files (nor fish://)

I have KUbuntu 19.10, and I have problems with opening and saving files from my remote server using both sftp and fish protocols. Whenever I try to open file from a remote location, it says: "...
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kate konsole problem

I have installed Konsole and I like to have Terminal window below my Kate, but it is not active even I have set Terminal Tool View on. image 1 image 2
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Kate's Toolbar is Missing

In Kubuntu 19.10, how do you get this tool bar to show in Kate? : For example, you can see that my default installation of Kate is missing that toolbar:
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How to compile and run c++ program from Kate editor using build tool?

I'm trying to compile and run a c++ program from Kate editor with the following build command. konsole -e g++ -std=c++14 -Wall -c %f -o %n.o && chmod +x %n.o && ./%n.o But it gives ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 always shown seperate taskbar icon for Kate editor

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Hello all: I'm using my favorite Kate editor in Ubuntu 18.04. I've pin the icon to the taskbar using "Show Applications" -> search "kate" -> (right click) &...
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Kate editor cannot open/save files

I installed Kate 19.08.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. Most menus seem to work well, but I cannot open/save files. File -> Open does nothing. Does anyone know how to solve this? When opening kate in the ...
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How to disable double greater than symbol view at tab spaces in Kate?

A few months back I enabled this view. Now I dont want to see that ">>" anymore. I don't remember from which menu item I enabled this ">>" view. Please help me to solve it.
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How do I configure the default session for kate

I am having some difficulty wrangling kate sessions. I often have more than one instance of kate running. I use it for a lot of different things on different virtual desktops - all in the same ...
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Direct editing with kate

When I open the kate editor on a file, the window displays a search/replace section that takes up most of the screen. How can I make that go away and edit the file directly? I can do that in the top ...
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Running kate as root

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04 and I want to run the kate editor with root privileges sudo kate produces the message running kate as root is not possible. I think that's utterly silly. How can I bypass it? ...
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Keyboard shortcut in kate for emmet to expand abbreviation

Emmet exists in kate for a while in menu Tools → Scripts → Emmet and there is sub-command "Expand abbreviation". It works if I enter the abbreviation "lorem5" and then go deep for menu entry Tools →...
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Adding of Terminal Plugin in Kate

I have installed kate in system, but terminal is showing blank, I have added plugin of terminal, but I still can't use the terminal.
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How to fix "no backend found for spell checking" in Kate editor settings?

I have installed Kate editor into my Ubuntu MATE 16.04.6 LTS system as simple as sudo apt-get install kate . In its Settings → Configure Kate, Editor Component, Editing, Spellcheck tab I see that it ...
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The language of many buttons for kde applications (e.g. Konsole, kate, gimp) appear to be in Arabic

I have recently moved from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. When I use KDE as my desktop environment many of the buttons for applications appear to be in Arabic (I think - but could be another language I am ...
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Kate textbody/field vanished

My kate textbody/field spontaneously vanished... I can still click in the text field and if a file is loaded I can type and it changes the file. I didn't knowingly change anything in Ubuntu or kate; ...
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18.04: Bracket match not found in .bashrc with Gedit or Mousepad?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 or Kubuntu 18.04. I have Gedit 3.28.1 on both systems. While looking at .bashrc or /etc/skel/.bashrc, I found an instance of "bracket match not found" as shown in the image below in ...
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A shorcut for compiling and executing code in kate?

I am writing some Fortran code in Kate. Currently every time I do a change to the code I have to save it, then in the built-in terminal type gfortran "file name goes here" && ./a.out, where ...
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Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” in Kate (or other lightweight text editor)

I have the following problem: Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” which has been answered for Libreoffice, in the question below: Hindi display of words such as "pra" "gra&...
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kate saving a text file that needs sudo, opens a password dialog message

I use to have a setup that i could edit and save a file using (Kate text editor) that needed sudo privilage. On save it will show a dialog asking me for my password. This was really handy. But it is ...
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Is there still a multi-line tab plugin for kate in kubuntu 18.04?

I'm in love with kate but we have a problem - it drives me mad when I have more than a few files open and only some are displayed on the tab bar. Too see the complete list you have to click on + and ...
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How can I install scripts in Kate and Where are the existing scripts?

I am using KUbuntu 18.04.1 I am trying to install Kate script: Word Count in kate. The documentation says To install, copy wordcount.desktop and wordcount.sh to ~/.kde/share/apps/kate/scripts/....
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Force Kate to open all files in the same instance

I have KDE with Kate 18.08.0 installed and I want that there is always only one instance of Kate. (instance == window) I mean if currently there is one Kate instance, and I open some file in Kate (...
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Kate doesn't show text

A couple of hours ago, everything worked fine. I don't know what happened, but now Kate does not show any file content: I could not find any options to fix this. I uninstalled and reinstalled it. I ...
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Why does Kate look like this?

Why does Kate look like this? The lines are mounting. I tryed unistall but the problem persist. :(
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Kate editor works really slow, on FTP

I am using Ubuntu MATE, latest version. I am browsing FTP with Caja. My text editor is Kate. The problem is Kate is really slow over FTP. When I am opening a file by FTP, it takes around 5-10 seconds ...
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Is there a .katerc?

Just as .vimrc and .bashrc and .gimprc, is there a .katerc? If so, how do you use it?
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KDE: URLs are opened by Kate instead of the browser [duplicate]

Kate is registered as default application for *.html-files. This has the unwanted effect that html files as well as http-URLs are opened in Kate instead of Firefox. The strange thing now is that when ...