Opening in Kate

Jerry Lapham rjlapham at
Wed May 27 18:23:13 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 27 May 2009 5:09:24 am Nigel Ridley wrote:

> Jerry Lapham wrote:
> > In Kubuntu 8.04/KDE 3.5.10 when you click on a file to open it in Kate,
> > it appears in an already open Kate session if there is one.  In Kubuntu
> > 9.04/KDE 4.4.2 it always opens a new session.  How do you get it to act
> > like 3.5.10?
> >
> > 	-Jerry
> Quote from a previous thread:
> I don't know if you running KDE 3 or 4 but in Intrepid and KDE 4 i
> start System settings->Advanced tab->File bindings. In the treeview
> select text and then fore every filetype that has Kate as an option of
> program to the right, select the kate option and click edit, in the
> dialog that opens select the Program tab and change the Command from
> kate %U to kate --use %U.
> This is untested but i think it should work.

Yes, it does work.  Thanks.  Something peculiar, though.  Although the file 
opens in the existing Kate, I get a pop-up box saying "KDEInit could not 
launch '/usr/bin/kate'".  I can just click OK with apparently no harm done but 
it sure seems strange.

Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH  45050
rjlapham at
For the millionth time, don't exaggerate!

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