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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Bug 692 - Kate: focus is broken when using the --use parameter

From: Keith Daniels <keithwdaniels@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:45:48 -0500
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Darrell Anderson
<humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> I assume buttons = icons.  Isn't English a wonderful
>> way to miscommunicate?
> Yup. I have worked as a technical writer for more than two decades. Saying what you mean is always a challenge. :)
>> I have not used krunner (at least deliberately), I have
>> used kstart,
>> if you haven't you might want to check it out...
>> I just checked and (at least in my packaging system),
>> krunner is a
>> KDE4 app.  I don't have any of that on my system so I
>> can't test it
>> But using a KDE4 app to start a Trinity binary might not
>> give the
>> expected result...
> My fault. I always call the Alt-F2 widget "krunner." I suppose in the pre KDE4 days that is technically incorrect. I think in KDE3/TDE the wonderful name is "Run Command." :)
> Darrell
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When I set the icon in the panel to --use nothing happened in
Konqueror.  I got the same response as I did before, i.e. it opened a
new window.

I checked:




kate.desktop had the --use option added but apparently Konqueror was
not using that to open Kate.

I checked kde-kate.desktop file and --use had not been added to it.
Since I had no clue what program would set --use in it, I set it by

After I did that, when I started a text file in Konqueror it reacted
as you described in your bug report.

I did a lot of testing of different CLI options in the
kde-kate.desktop file and most but not quite all would not work when
--use was used.

I tried Kstart in the kde-kate.desktop file and tested it with various
Kstart and Kate options and got the same results as above, most of the
options were ignored.

I tried starting Kate from a terminal, with various options, and had
similar responses as the above--many options quit working when -use
was used.