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    Posted 12-03-2016 at 06:09 PM by pauld pauld is offline
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    Getting the 'windows keys' to work in KDE the easy way

    Roll on three and a bit years, to KDE SC 4.10. The underlying keyboard setting required is the same these days, but the developers have hidden it in a different place in System Settings. Nowadays you have to go to Input Devices > Layouts and tick the Configure layouts box. I then deleted the 'us' keyboard which was listed there, and clicked the Add button. An Add Layout dialogue window appeared, from which I chose 'English (UK)' as layout, and 'English (UK, extended WinKeys)' as the variant. Apply, and then you can assign keyboard shortcuts to one, other or both winkeys / super keys.
    Posted 02-17-2013 at 10:42 PM by trevorparsons trevorparsons is offline
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    Kate and Phil

    I also found that the file was still Read Only even after extending the limit.

    If I renamed the file and opened it with the new limit then I could edit it. It seems that once Kate has marked a particular file "read only" it keeps it that way.

    To edit the file under its original name, edit the file (but not using Kate!) ~/.kde/share/apps/kate/metainfos. Search the file for the affected file name's metadata and change "ReadWrite=false" to "ReadWrite=true".

    If you have saved the file in a session then also make the cahnge to the file under the sessions directory.
    Posted 05-15-2012 at 06:09 AM by simonb simonb is offline
    Updated 05-15-2012 at 06:20 AM by simonb
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    Kate and Phil

    No idea how to get around the .tex file problem, sorry mogliii.

    Your suggestions for warning dialogs sound sensible.
    Posted 03-24-2012 at 09:13 PM by trevorparsons trevorparsons is offline
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    Kate and Phil


    I just stumbled over the exact same reason. Kate 3.7.97, KDE 4.8, Kubuntu 11.10

    I wanted to edit a .tex file. But after increasing the limit in Settings -> Save/Load to 2048 and later to even 100'000 it still wouldn't let me edit the file. The longest line I could spot in the file is just below 2000 characters. I only got the error message once, now it just opens R/O without any comment.

    I feel very strange about this limitation. It would be far more sensible to issue a warning but open for editing anyway, and then on save ask again if lines should be broken (optionally!).

    Any hint how to open my file for editing with Kate?
    Posted 03-06-2012 at 06:22 AM by mogliii mogliii is offline
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    More hidden Gnome configurability

    Yet more thanks go to the great and good tp

    I was truly bamboozled everytime I hit the letter "i" in Nautilus a new Tab appeared!! Perplexed and bamboozled when I wanted to edit any file name to something containing the letter "i" ... yet another Tab!!

    Off I went ferretting (aka scroogl-ing, (sadly no more as of 01 July, 2010) and ixquick-ing) about the interweb and bumped into gconf-editor but the 'can_change_accels' didn't "hit me in th eye".

    I have since added "gconf-editor" to my Gnome Preferences Menu for easier access. I did this by right-click in the Gnome menu, selected "Edit Menus" and scrolled to and selected the "Preferences" and then clicked "New Item" and completed the dialogue box as follows:

    Type: Application
    Name: Gnome Configurator
    Command: gconf-editor
    Comment: Edit Gnome configuration parameters

    Then I clicked close and voila!
    Posted 07-04-2010 at 10:58 AM by dom3lmr dom3lmr is offline
    Updated 07-04-2010 at 11:29 AM by dom3lmr (More detail)


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