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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Configuring Kate

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:28:05 -0800 (PST)
> >> I use sessions heavily and like them a lot.  So
> please don't make them go
> >> away...
> > -----------
> > +1
> >
> I agree 100%....
> I think this attitude by the developers  is why so
> many people are
> upset with Ubuntu, KDE, Gnome and other software.
> Please consider what Patrick is saying.

I'm not a developer. Just a packager and the person around here who tests most things beyond normal to find breakage. :)

I have no sway or technical ability to revert kate back to the good old days of using projects and the MDI. So be at peace. :)

With that said, kate sessions are broken. I filed some bug reports/enhancement requests about kate. When the bugzilla returns tomorrow I should update those reports.

I don't use sessions. I'm not a hard core developer to where I would see sessions being useful. I am an MDI person. I might have a dozen files open at any one time in kate, but never in a manner that would encourage me to use sessions. Possibly some day after I better learn C++ I might be different, but I suspect then I will have learned to use tdevelop. :)

I have the stupid --use flag set everywhere but kate remains broken.

I tried Keith's recommendation to set some Firefox options, but kate still opens in a separate window/session. I like the MDI and want Kate to open in the currently existing window.

Kate focus is broken. I can get kate to come forward but kate won't grab the focus. Bug report filed some time ago. This is a serious usability issue because despite appearing to have the focus because of popping forward, the user starts typing or performing mouse operations not on kate but in the app that has the focus. I've tried various focus settings to no avail.

All I want is kate to always perform in MDI mode and to correctly grab the focus when popping to the front. I'm open to the idea that there is some magical "just right" combination of settings that will provide this. I won't be embarrased to learn those settings --- just happy. :)