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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Configuring Kate (text editor)

From: Keith Daniels <keithwdaniels@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:58:38 -0500
On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Darrell Anderson
<humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> If starting Kate from the KDE menu use the Menu Editor to
>> edit the
>> Kate's "Command" text box.  Insert '--use' between
>> 'kate' and the
>> '%U'. It should end up looking like
>> this:   Command: kate --use %U
>> You also need to edit this file:
>> /home/$USER/.local/share/applications/kde4-kate.desktop and
>> change
>> the "Exec: " line to: Exec: kate --use %U
> OK. Just did both. Seems I now have a single window/session. Much better than before. :) Yet now when I have Kate open and select a file from within Konqueror, the file opens in Kate but Kate will not snap to the front and gain focus. Kate flashes in the task bar/panel.
> I changed the focus stealing prevention level from Low to None to get Kate to move to the front. I don't know how changing that option will affect other things I do.
> I have that option set to Low for years and Kate always came forward. Please don't say "bug report." :)
>> I use a Kate icon in the toolbar panel.  To get it to
>> work correctly I
>> had use the choice "configure Kate button" that you get
>> when you right
>> click over the icon.  Then go to >>
>> "Application" tab >> "Advanced
>> Options" and change "DCOP registration" to None.  My
>> icon setup for
>> calling Kate is not typical so you may not need to do
>> this.
> OK, I figured that out after I posted. Just create my own button. :)
> Thanks!
> Darrell
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Glad it helped.  I too am a heavy long term Kate user, if you are
interested, over the years I have created a lot of utility scripts for
Kate for use with the "Filter Text" command.  If you want copies tell
me how to send the collection to you and I will.  They are mostly sed
based scripts for manipulating large amounts of text inside Kate.

RE: I changed the focus stealing prevention level from Low to None...

Where or how do you do that?  Somehow I never found that in all the
years I used KDE.