Thierry de Coulon wrote: > On Monday 19 December 2016 10.40:36 Leslie Turriff wrote: >> Okay, I tried using this new method, but it doesn't seem to >> work for me either. I still get the documents sidebar. > Maybe I found a way - seems to work for the moment. Set Settings > configure > sessions > save session ...check include window configuration > 1) setup Kate with no side bar/document windows That's it, restart Kate. > 2) save the session under the name "default" Why? You just configured Kate to save sessions on exit. > 3) set up Kate to start with a new session and not to save any Startup behavior (new/save/select) doesn't matter. > 4) Kate does *not* name it default.katesession, Kate changes the settings of the session you have open. If you make the above changes to the default session, they will be saved as default.katesession > I rebooted the computer Totally pointless.