kedit_tabs

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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this is kedit with tabs instead of using multiple window frames.
*IMPORTANT* this will overwrite your existing kedit (which is a good thing).
Last changelog:

15 years ago

7/27 I Fixed the .desktop file so file association works correctly. No more multiple instances for multiple files.
Thanks for user pointing this out.

Riichard

14 years ago

Great work thanks.

But what would happen to kedit_tabs when I update kde.
I use rpms for the upgrade, would it be best to uninstall kdeit_tabs before the upgrade?

*thats assuming kedit's improved on the next kde update.

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google01103

15 years ago

re-dl'ed and re-installed and result is same, it opens file in new windows.

my KEdit.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
BinaryPattern=kedit;
Categories=Qt;KDE;TextEditor;Utility;
DocPath=kedit/index.html
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=kedit %u
GenericName=Simple Text Editor
Icon=kedit
InitialPreference=1
MimeType=text/plain;application/x-zerosize
Name=KEdit
Path=
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DCOP-ServiceType=Multi
X-KDE-StartupNotify=true
X-SuSE-translate=true

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garyjones32

15 years ago

%U
and
%u
are not in any way the same thing !

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google01103

15 years ago

Not exactly what I'm hoping for. Yes, by highlighting multiple files concurrently in Kong and opening them in kedit they will open in the same kedit instance - but I would like any text file opened from within konq to open in a tab in the already running instance of kedit not opening it's own window (this is what kate does).

thanks,

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google01103

15 years ago

When I use kate and open multiple docs from Konqueror each is opened in a new tab in the kate window while here each is opened in a new kedit window making a messy desktop. The file association uses the cmd "kedit %u" just like kate.

Other than that I like it cause its lighter than kate

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garyjones32

15 years ago

Thanks for pointing this out. I forgot all about that. If you want to change your own KEdit.desktop file in the package just put
Exec=kedit %U
and reinstall or i fixed the package.

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athleston

15 years ago

My Kate v2.3.2 has tabs across the top, I think it comes as a plug-in and has being around for a while now. And have you tried Kate in IDEAL mode? That is just the coolest thing! Or did you mean Kate cant place its tabs where you wanted them to be? I use only TextPad in my day job -- which I really admire and it can place its document lists as Top tabs, Bottom tabs and in the sidebar (Kate default behaviour). Is that what you meant?

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yglodt

15 years ago

IMHO, kedit should be burned.

Kate has multi-documents interface, and kwrite should remain light.

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garyjones32

15 years ago

whatever, this implementation of tabs in kedit took a whole of 3 hours to do and added very little code so it didn't make it heavy in any way. It's all just different tools for different jobs. I actually use simple text editor more than anything else on the computer and i don't even install those other more bloated kde ones you mention. If i need something more i use emacs or abiword. It's just a matter of taste and need.

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accolon

15 years ago

> IMHO, kedit should be burned.
KEdit supports bidi, kate/kwrite do not. When kate/kwrite support bidi kedit will vanish.

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Youcha

15 years ago

I support this reply !
Unfortunately, there isn't a complete editor in KDE.

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Superstoned

15 years ago

even gedit has tabs. a tabbed interface doesn't make it 'heavy', nor more difficult to use. i think kwrite and kate REALLY need to add a tabbed interface, at least as an option. the multiple doc interface just plain sucks. it is NOT consistent with other apps (konqueror, konsole, kopete) and hard to use.

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accolon

15 years ago

Kate does have a plugin called tabbarextension in the kdeaddons package, you just have to enable it.
For KDE 4 the plugin will be very much improoved (eg. fulfill everyone's needs).

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Superstoned

15 years ago

well, if the plugin will be improved, we're all happy (and won't need kedit_tabs...).

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danone

15 years ago

Why not use kate instead? Comes with integrated list of open files - quite the same as a tab bar...

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hoernerfranz

15 years ago

kate's multidocument interface just sucks. but out of some arrogance, the kate folks refuse to have tabs at least as an option. kedit_tabs is just what I've been looking for - a lightweight editor with good kde-integration. well done !

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ksmurf99

15 years ago

I LOVE IT. I'm new to KDE(and Linux) and in Gnome one of the things that annoyed me most was gedit opening up in the same window without tabs. This is great and thanks!!!!!

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garyjones32

15 years ago

you are welcome, it took all of 1/8th of a day and i can't believe nobody did it before.

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15 years ago

7/27 I Fixed the .desktop file so file association works correctly. No more multiple instances for multiple files.
Thanks for user pointing this out.

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