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

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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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Using the same kate settings in several kate windows at the same time

I would like kate to start by default with most of the plugins disabled - including some default ones (Documents, Search and Replace.) I can open kate, set all the desired settings and save it as a ...
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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 ...
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Kate External Tools Plugin

I have installed Kate Editor (with KWrite, which installs some plugins) and I have just realized that the Kate External Tools plugin is missing since version 4.8. I really need this plugin, and if ...
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how to install kate editor python plugin?

i followed this link to install python plugin for kate. in first step it said: "install kate from source. but i couldn't install it from source.(because installing it from source needs qt5(i think) ...
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Configure Kate to build and execute a project

I want Kate to run make when I hit F9 and ./bin/exe when I hit F5. Is that possible? Edit: figured out the building part - there's a plugin for that. Now I want to execute what I built.
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Missing menu in Kate

It's a rather simple problem, but I can't find the solution: The menu bar in Kate (File, Edit, ...) has disappeared, and I tried looking up in the katerc file. How can I restore it?
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Start kate editor in non-fullscreen mode

Problem Whenever I start kate, it opens in fullscreen mode. I can manually disable full screen mode via Ctrl+Shift+F, but I would like to start kate in non-fullscreen mode. Edit: The problem also ...
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kate: get back old document switcher (as in Ubuntu 14.04)

In Ubuntu 14.04 kate (version 3.13.3) had such a nice "quick document switcher": When hitting control+tab, it showed a list of files and by typing a few letters the list was reduced to the ones ...
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Kate - cannot open remote (SFTP) file

I need to open remote files with Kate. I am connected to remote server through SFTP in Krusader. When I open remote file with Kate, I got this error message: Could not start process Unable to create ...
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Change xml syntax highlighting in Kate

I have just downloaded and installed Kubuntu and I was using Kate to modify XML files. I don't like the pink color of the attribute values. How could I change it?
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Why is kate sudo-ed when remote file type is unknown?

I am accessing a remote server in Konqueror file manager using fish:// protocol (over SSH). All known file types that are plain text I can edit in Kate directly (right click > Open with > Kate). There ...
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Installing Kate editor in Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu to 16.04. I need to install Kate editor but it doesn't appear in the Ubuntu Software. Is there any way to install Kate Editor in Ubuntu 16.04?
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How to get KATE's Spell Checker to show all misspelled words?

I have Kubuntu 16.04 installed. My recollection is that automatic spell checking was working fine under Kubuntu 14.04, with all the misspelled words it found underlined. But now since I've upgraded, ...
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Creating cache for:

I just started using kate to program in c++ but whenever I save a file it creates a cache, for example Creating the cache for: "/home/users/Documents/file.cc" how can I stop it? It didnt do it ...
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Kate in Kubuntu 16.04 prompts every time there is a change in file

I suffer from problem a problem in Kate in Kubuntu 16.04. Kate has an option for detecting changes in opened files. And if change has been detected Kate asks whether to update contents of file in ...
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Kate shows no icon on task manager but it shows it on pager

I'm running KDE neon 5.7 and kate doesn't show the icon on the task manager, but in the pager it's showing ok. I already reinstalled kate with: sudo apt-get purge kate sudo apt-get install kate But ...
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Mouse Scroll stopped working in Kate 15.12.3 Kubuntu 16.04

Mouse centre wheel Scroll stopped working in Kate v 15.12.3 Kubuntu 16.04 It also stopped in the Kate file open dialog it spawns. Scrolling works an all other applications otherwise e.g. Firefox
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How do I update CTags in Kate?

I am new to CTags, and I tried it out for the first time a while back. It worked fine in Kate, I was able to use the keyboard shortcuts to jump to function definitions. Now I'm trying it out again on ...