Navigating in the Text

Moving around in the text in Kate is like in most graphical text editors. You move the cursor using the arrow keys and the Page Up, Page Down, Home and End keys in combination with the Ctrl and Shift modifiers. The Shift key is always used to generate a selection, while the Ctrl key have different effects on different keys:

Kate also provides you with a way to quickly jump to a matching brace or parenthesis: Place the cursor on the inside of a parenthesis or brace character, and press Ctrl+6 to jump to the matching parenthesis or brace.

In addition you can use bookmarks to quickly jump to positions that you define on your own.