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Old 05-01-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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How does kate start up?

I tried to make kwrite default over kate by:
in /usr/bin
mv kate kate.bak
ln -s kwrite kate

But konqueror, run dialog etc.. still executes kate somehow.

Firstly i'm curious as to how/why, i found a reference to /.kde/env/ on google but .kde/env doens't exist in kde 3.4.3

The reason i don't like kate is that it groups all documents into one window, and gets me lost. How do i disable this, or default to kwrite (which i understand is kate in a different mode somehow?)
Old 05-01-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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Go to kde Control Center>Components>File Associations>text>plain; You can set your appllication preference for text files there.
Old 05-01-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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Why not just change the prefered application to kwrite?

Im not sure where to change this, but it will be in the KDE control centre somewhere.

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Yeah, looked there, I could only find out how to do it type by type, not just a default for all text files.
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Cheers, yeah, hadn't noticed plain, i guess when the type of a text file isn't known so much it uses the default for plain text.

I still don't get how kate works at all at the moment


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