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how do i open files in the same Kate window on kde4

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hi there, here is my problem...

i'm using kde4 and kate to edit php files, but everytime i open a new file from dolphin it opens in a new kate window.

i remember kde 3.5 opens all files in the same window by default.

i found this in the kate faq http://kate-editor.org/faq/general/is_it_possible_to_open_all_files_in_the_same_kate_window , but it refers to kcontrol on kde 3.5. kcontrol don't exist in kde4 unless you have installed kde 3.5 and kcontrol.

someone knows some way to do it on kde4? thanks..
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I just drag and drop my files into Kate and it opens in the same window.


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It's in System Settings, Advanced tab -> File Associations (at least in trunk).


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Hans wrote:It's in System Settings, Advanced tab -> File Associations (at least in trunk).


nice, but still we have a problem... when i tried to edit the command "kate %U" by "kate -u %U" (-u as i undestand it opens new files in the same window) it says:

KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/kate'.

and nothing happens XD...

still trying...

JontheEchinda wrote:I just drag and drop my files into Kate and it opens in the same window.


this seems to be the only way at this moment.
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Which distro do you use?


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kubuntu 8.10 kde 4
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Hm, seems to be a Kubuntu issue. Maybe you can try to edit the desktop file directly (I think it's /usr/share/applications/kde4/kate.desktop) and replace
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Exec=kate %U

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Exec=kate -u %U

You might have to restart the system.

If you still get the KDEInit error, please post the line that starts with "X-DBUS-StartupType=" (in the desktop file) here.


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It would be an upstream bug then. The .desktop shipped with kdesdk 4.1.80 uses:
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Exec=kate %U


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it looks like a good idea... i'll check it...

it's strange, but after "KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/kate'" message, it really works... it opens the new file in the same window...

still working... i'll tell you if i have good news
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JontheEchinda: I did a little search and found bugs such as this one: bug #184337.
For example, see Olivier's comment.

Since I don't have this problem, I assumed that it was specific to Kubuntu. Sorry for jumping to conclusions.


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The same situation in OpenSuSE 11.1 with KDE4.2 release.
By default I get new Kate instance for every file opened from Dolphin.
In case I set "Exec=kate -u %U" and "X-DBUS-StartupType=None" - it seems to work properly but mouse cursor stucks in busy state like "kate is loading". And after I close kate I can see kate process in memory.

If I set "Exec=kate -u %U" and "X-DBUS-StartupType=Unique" for every next file opened except the first one I get an error "KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/kate'". But in this case kate closing closes all kate processes properly.


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This is probably because Kate is not a KUniqueApplication. You need to use the default X-DBUS-StartupType ( Application or something like that ) with your current "Exec" value.


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bcooksley wrote:This is probably because Kate is not a KUniqueApplication. You need to use the default X-DBUS-StartupType ( Application or something like that ) with your current "Exec" value.


Yesterday I found a workaround in Novell bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=411537
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=420150

So, steps I made:

In KDE System parameters - File associations select filetype (for example) "text: x-c++src" then select application on right "Kate editor" and edit its parameters:

1) Application command: kate -u %u (note here I use small "u", not "U" - it's the key)
2) In additional parameters switch-off startup notify and DBUS registration

Then it's done.

After this step new "kate.desktop" file appears in ~/.local/share/applications/kde4

And it looks like:

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[Desktop Entry]
Comment[ru]=
Comment=
Exec=kate -u %u
GenericName[ru]=Ул�ч�енный тек�товый редактор
GenericName=Ул�ч�енный тек�товый редактор
MimeType=text/plain;
Name[ru]=Редактор Kate
Name=Редактор Kate
Path=
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DBUS-ServiceName=
X-DBUS-StartupType=none
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=


But the original one was much more verbose:
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[Desktop Entry]
X-SuSE-translate=true
GenericName=Advanced Text Editor
GenericName[ca]=Editor de text avançat
GenericName[da]=Avanceret teksteditor
GenericName[de]=Erweiterter Texteditor
GenericName[el]=Π�οχω�ημένος επεξε�γα�τής κειμένου
GenericName[es]=Editor de texto avanzado
GenericName[et]=Täiustatud tekstiredaktor
GenericName[fr]=Éditeur de texte avancé
GenericName[ga]=ArdeagarthĂłir TĂ©acs
GenericName[gl]=Editor avanzado de textos
GenericName[hu]=Szövegszerkesztő
GenericName[it]=Editor di testi avanzato
GenericName[ja]=�度��キス�エ�ィタ
GenericName[km]=ក�្�វិធី​និពន្ធ​អត្�បទ​ក�្រិត​�្ពស់
GenericName[ko]=고급 텍스트 편집기
GenericName[lt]=SudÄ—tingesnis teksto redaktorius
GenericName[lv]=Paplašin�tais teksta redaktors
GenericName[nb]=Avansert skriveprogram
GenericName[nds]=Verwiedert Texteditor
GenericName[ne]=उन्नत पाठ सम्पादक
GenericName[nl]=Geavanceerde teksteditor
GenericName[pa]=ਤਕਨੀਕੀ ਟ�ਕਸਟ �ਡੀਟਰ
GenericName[pl]=Zaawansowany edytor tekstu
GenericName[pt]=Editor de Texto Avançado
GenericName[pt_BR]=Editor de Texto Avançado
GenericName[ro]=Redactor de text avansat
GenericName[ru]=Ул�ч�енный тек�товый редактор
GenericName[sr]=Напредни �ређивач тек�та
GenericName[[email protected]]=Napredni ureÄ‘ivaÄŤ teksta
GenericName[sv]=Avancerad texteditor
GenericName[tr]=GeliĹźmiĹź Metin DĂĽzenleyici
GenericName[uk]=Тек�товий редактор з додатковими можливо�тями
GenericName[x-test]=xxAdvanced Text Editorxx
GenericName[zh_CN]=�级文本编辑器
GenericName[zh_TW]=進階文字編輯器
Name=Kate
Name[ne]=केट
Name[pa]=ਕੇਟ
Name[sr]=Ке�т
Name[x-test]=xxKatexx
MimeType=text/plain;
Exec=kate %U
X-KDE-StartupNotify=true
X-KDE-HasTempFileOption=true
Icon=kate
Path=
X-DocPath=kate/index.html
Type=Application
Terminal=false
X-DBUS-StartupType=Multi
X-DBUS-ServiceName=org.kde.kate
Categories=Qt;KDE;Utility;TextEditor;


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I tried this steps but its not opening on same window. I use kde 4.3


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