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

From: Laurent Dard <f.couperin@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:08:31 +0100
Le 23/11/2011 00:47, Keith Daniels a écrit :
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Darrell Anderson
> <humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> This is more of a user question than developer but I'll post here because I use Kate all day to review build scripts, patches, source files, etc.
>> In my KDE 3.5.10 version of Kate I have been long able to use a kludge to keep Kate in MDI (multiple document interface) mode. That is, regardless of what I do, all documents I want to open in Kate all open in the same window. I never have more than one window of Kate open. I use the Documents list window and the tabbar plugin to identify my files.
>> Now that I am using Trinity too, I no longer can apply my kludge. Kate 3.5.13 is very much an SDI (single document interface) app and that frustrates me. I don't like multiple windows being open. Forced grouping does not really help.
>> I am struggling with multiple Kate windows. I get confused when I double-click on a file in Konqueror and the file opens in Yet Another Window of Kate rather than the one I have open. Seems the only way I can control this is to open all files from within Kate and that is inconvenient too.
>> How do I go about forcing all documents that I open in Kate to appear in the same window?
>> Second, is there a better Quick Launch button that just opens Kate? I dislike the popup menu where I have to select how I want Kate to open. To me the idea of Quick Launch buttons is one click.
>> Thanks.
>> Darrell

> Hi Darrell
> Just to make sure I understand what you want... It sounds like you
> want to make Kate use a single session at all times...  In other words
> when you open a Kate file with Konqueror or from the console it just
> adds that file to the existing, running instance of Kate:
> If that is correct this should do what you want, at least it works for
> me.  As far as I know, this works on KDE4 and KDE3 and probably all
> other programs that can use the %U command line argument
> 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/$USER/.local/share/applications/kde4-kate.desktop and change
> the "Exec: " line to: Exec: kate --use %U
> At this point you probably need to close all instances of Kate and
> then do the test below.  Sometimes I have had to restart Xwindows to
> get Kate to pay attention to changes, so if it doesn't work, restart
> the computer before you give up.
> Test the new configuration in Konqueror. If Konqueror gives you
> problems about not being able to open /usr/bin/kate, this is to a
> known bug in the KDE-Libs with DBUS. There is a workaround for this.
> Edit the file: /home/$USER/.local/share/applications/kde4-kate.desktop
> and find the line "X-DBUS-StartupType=Multi" and change the "Multi" to
> "None".
> 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.

I would add that basic information is here:
"Read the fabulous manual" ;-)

Here, kate is opened with TDM, kate is closed with TDM.
All files are opened in the default session.

Only remaining problem for me: forgetting to save documents before
closing TDM has caused TDM to enter an endless loop at closeup,
several times. I needed to halt the system by another way.
(It spent one whole night displaying "Saving your settings".)

Laurent Dard