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

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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 replace....
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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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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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`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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to turn off highlighting of matches to selected text in Kate?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 (KDE Plasma 5.12.8) Kate: 17.12.3 When I select some text in Kate, the application highlights other occurrences of the same string. How can I turn this feature off or on?
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot install kate on Ubuntu 14.04

I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: kate : Depends: katepart (= 4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1) but 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1 is to be installed E: Unable to correct ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...