Disabling kate

j Mak joz_mak at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 23 20:06:42 UTC 2005

                                        Thanks for the suggestion. It worked.
 J. Mak

federico <ouch.doh at gmail.com> wrote: Hello,

On Tuesday 22 November 2005 13:43, j Mak wrote: 
j Mak escribió:
> Thanks for the suggestions. But what I want is to be able to open every
> kind of text documents including the configuration files in leafpad; to do
> this without choosing each case the preferred text editor from the menu.
> There must be a way to change the default text editor settings globally in
> kde .

I don't see a way to change the default editor as you wish.
I think that this setting is used for programs that need a 
text editor _inside_  themselves, like kdevelop or quanta.

What you need to do is go to 
Control Center->Kde components->File Associations
There, in the tree,  under text->plain you will see 
that it has the .txt extension and the list of programs 
used to open it. Put yours there and make it the top most.

Then every file that is recognized as a plain text file will 
be opened by the configured program.
Note that not only the .txt extension is recognized as
plain text.

For example:
f at morrigan:~/misc$ ll misc\ data
-rwxr-xr-x  1 f f 12891 2005-09-10 11:54 misc data
f at morrigan:~/misc$ file misc\ data
misc data: UTF-8 Unicode English text
f at morrigan:~/misc$
f at morrigan:~/WorkShop$ ll calendario.sql
-rw-r--r--  1 f f 3770567 2005-09-01 17:40 calendario.sql
f at morrigan:~/WorkShop$ file calendario.sql

If double-clicked, my kde opens them with ahem! kate as
that is what I commanded.

So anything that the file command "sees" as a text file will 
be handled by your preferred editor.



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