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Month: December 2016

Re: Kate can't remember to 'Hide Documents'

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:36:36 +0100
Stefan Krusche wrote:

> Am Samstag 17 Dezember 2016 schrieb Leslie Turriff:
>> How can I "remind" Kate that I have set 'Window -> Hide Documents'? I've
>> set it and saved it in the default session, but every time I reopen Kate,
>> there's that irritating document list.
>> I searched the forum archive, but though I've seen other folks complain
>> about the presence of the document list, all of the responses seem
>> disinclined to provide an actual solution to its presence. :-)
>> Leslie
> There seems to be something strange about kate's handling of default
> session indeed. When you start kate with a pristine config dir it opens
> with new session and side bar and document list shown. Kate does not seem
> to save the settings for the default session, as you said. I tried and it
> didn't.
> But with other sessions I created myself it works. I set option "save
> session" on exit and when I open the session next time the document list
> is not shown like I wanted.
> Unfortunately I do nowhere see an option to set default session. However,
> it appeared once, in an opening dialog to choose the session to open and
> there was an switch to let kate always open that chosen session when
> starting. But I can't reproduce that.
> Default session seems to be "hardwired" and when you open kate with "new
> session" it opens that one anyways. But you can save your own empty
> session (without showing document list) and let kate choose that one
> instead when starting.
> After a little experimenting I found this workaround:
> 1) Start with pristine kate config dir
> cp ~/.trinity/share/apps/kate{,orig}
> 2) Open kate with no arguments and close it
> 3) Open ~/.trinity/share/apps/kate/sessions/default.session with an editor
> and
>    change these options to "false" and save file.
> Kate-MDI-Sidebar-Visible=false
> Kate-MDI-ToolView-kate_filelist-Visible=false
> 4) Next time you open kate it will neither show the side bar nor the
> document list.
> Stefan

Thats great, however if you don't need those you perhaps want to use kwrite.