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Old 06-30-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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Open two instancies of kate in one desktop


I try to open two instancies of editor Kate loaded with different
files. First I find the files with file handler Dolphin, and then
I start Kate by right clicking my mouse. It is impossible to open
more than 1 file, so I hope someone can give me a hint.

Thanks in forward
Old 06-30-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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Try Gedit. I've used Kate a few times in the past. Worked well with multiple files I recall.
Old 06-30-2015, 06:42 PM   #3
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It is impossible to open more than 1 file

you can have many many files open at the same time in tabs in kate
you can have a few instances of kate open at the same time ( why that is the question)

but having 3 or 4 instances of kate open is and can be VERY!!! confusing

i have no problems with ether
other than having a few editors all open can be very confusing

kate with 48 tabs open ( 48 documents )

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Old 06-30-2015, 07:28 PM   #4
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If needed, check out the man pages of kate.

One of the first ones

       -n, --new
           Force start of a new Kate instance (is ignored if start is used and
           another Kate instance already has the given session opened), forced
           if no parameters and no URLs are given at all.


dolphin, kate

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