Kate (KDE Advanced Text Editor) is a text editor that is part of the KDE project.

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Where to get Kate color schemes?

Does anyone know where one could find some good Kate color schemes for syntax highlighting? The only ones that I found that work fine are zenburn and mdark. Besides those two, I couldn't find ...
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Can I set up Kate to always fold (collapse) all foldable regions when opening a code file?

I'd like to set up Kate so that, if I open, for example, a C++ file, all classes it contains are folded? But not only the root levels, when I unfold a class, I'd like methods inside it to be initially ...
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How can I recover after Kate crashes?

I use Kate for coding and note-taking. Sometimes it crashes - often when I've got a lot open. Unsaved 'real' documents (eg, ones backed by files, that have been saved at some point) usually have a ...
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How does one find and replace text in all open files with kate?

How does one find and replace text in all open files with kate?
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File type based indentation in Kate

So after quite a lot of searching and frustration I'm here to ask how to do one of the most basic (or so I thought) things in a modern text editor. I want to set a different indentation for different ...
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How do I make Kate indent with spaces on Python files but use tabs for text files and other files?

My goal is to set Kate up to work properly on Python files but to use different settings (tabs not spaces) on other documents. I'm sure others are doing this, but I can't figure out a convenient ...
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Kate editor: how to jump to modified lines?

Say I'm editing a long document and I have made a number of changes. I want to be able to jump to each changed line. Is there a way to do this? I know about line modification indicators and I have ...
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Big tab spacings with Kate

Is there a way to configure Kate to use tab spaces of more than 16 spaces? I am using Kate to make up a tab separated file for import into a database and some of the data needs about 30 spaces between ...
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How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? “External tools” isn't available in the plugins section

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? It appears that the plugin named External tools is no longer available. I would like to run Python or shell scripts in kate ...
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Open file with default program and wait until the app is terminated [closed]

I want to open a text file from the command line with the default application. During that time the default app is opened, the terminal must be disabled (cannot execute another command). For example, ...
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Kate replaces alignment spaces by tabs

When indenting a block of code in Kate (3.11.2), spaces used for alignment are replaced by tabs, ruining all alignments and putting me in the hell of restoring all these spaces. Example: if (true) { ...
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How to set up Kate to use Nautilus as a file manager?

I use Gnome-based Ubuntu 10.10 and Kate text editor. If I right-click on a folder in Kate's file system navigation panel and choose to open the folder in a file manager, Filelight (a disk space ...
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How to install color schemas for Kate running on GNOME

How do I install schemas(like this one; for syntax highlighting, etc) for Kate (which is originally for KDE) running on GNOME 3? Trying to install with the install.sh script took no effect. Also, if ...
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Kate has no window borders, and thus no minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I usually use kate as my preferred text editor, however, whenever I open it there are no window borders, and thus no maximize, minimize, and close buttons. How can I fix this? I tried going thought ...
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How can I install KateSql plugin on ubuntu?

I am slightly new to Ubuntu and I just installed kate by typing sudo apt-get install kate. Now I want to install this kate sql plugin and google is not helping me. I downloaded a punch of files from ...
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How to turn off lines under entire text in Kate editor?

After a recent upgrade on Kubuntu, Kate editor (v3.8.5) shows odd lines under the entire text of previously created simple text files. New files usually have only the first line underlined. Maybe if I ...
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How to configure Kate to always use 2 spaces for tabulation?

By default Kate inserts 2 spaces on Tab press but switches to real tabs starting from the fourth Tab level. Can I disable this and use spaces always, regardless to the depth? I want this because I ...
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How to change background color of side pane of Kate and Kile?

I am trying to customize the color scheme of Kile/Kate. I could do it, except I could not find any way to change the color of the side pane such as files, etc. I prefer dark background, and having ...
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How to have Kate spell check ignore run together words?

I use Kate editor for scientific programming (Fortran, Python, matlab) and would like to leave spell check on, but have it automatically ignore words that have been run together to create a variable ...
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AsciiDoc syntax highlighting plugin for Kate?

I'm looking for a way to add AsciiDoc syntax highlighting to the Kate editor. I haven't found anything yet, but I feel sure some solution exists because AsciiDoc appears to be very popular (and is ...
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Change directory for Kate syntax highlighting files

I'm running Standard Debian Wheezy with KDE 4.8.4 and Kate 3.8.4. The Kate text editor's syntax highlighting files are located in: /usr/share/kde4/apps/katepart/syntax If I run kde4-config ...
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How to switch text direction to rtl & ltr in kate and kwrite

How can I switch the text direction in kate and kwrite editors? I have English & Persian layouts and want to read the Persian text as right to left but I can't seem to be able to switch the ...
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Kate vs VIM/Emacs regarding speed [closed]

I'm trying to learn C++ in school using a UNIX environment and our professor urges us to use VIM or Emacs because a GUI is disadvantageous for two reasons: Moving your hands off the keyboard and ...
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Location of colorscheme-files in Kate

In Kate one can export file Fortran.katehlcolor which store the information about color in syntax-highlighting. The syntax-highlighting files itself are located in ~/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax ...
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How to change default syntax-highlighting for header-file in Kate

Often I have to open header-files (with ending .h) in Kate. The default syntax-highlighting with which these files will be opened is always C++. How could this be changed to Fortran so that I don't ...
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PCLOS FM - Kate editor really old version but classic PCLOS has a more current one

I have moved from classic pclinuxos to full monty some weeks ago. With great surprise, I realised that Kate editor is on version 3.12.3 while on the classic Pclinuxos is on much later one. Anyone ...
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...
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Can't do anything on startup until terminating Kate in Kubuntu

When my Kubuntu starts i can't do anything until starting System Activity and killing Kate. I can not start any program or for example run Dolphin file manager. After terminating Kate a message is ...