Chapter 8. Menu Entries

Table of Contents

The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Bookmarks Menu
The Sessions Menu
The Tools Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu

The File Menu

FileNew (Ctrl+N)

This command starts a new document in the editing window. In the Documents list on the left the new file is named Untitled.

FileOpen... (Ctrl+O)

Displays a standard KDE Open File dialog. Use the file view to select the file you want to open, and click on Open to open it.

FileOpen Recent

This is a shortcut to open recently saved documents. Clicking on this item opens a list to the side of the menu with several of the most recently saved files. Clicking on a specific file will open it in Kate - if the file still resides at the same location.

FileOpen With

This submenu presents a list of applications known to handle the mime type of your current document. Activating an entry will open the current document with that application.

In addition, a entry Other... command launches the open with dialog box that allows you to select another application to open the active file. Your file will still be open in Kate.

FileSave (Ctrl+S)

This command saves your file. Use it often. If the file is Untitled then Save becomes Save As.

FileSave As...

Name and rename files with this command. It launches the save file dialog box. This dialog works just as the open file dialog box does. You can use it to navigate through your file system, preview existing files, or filter your file view with file masks.

Type the name you want to give the file you are saving in the Location combo box and press the OK button.

FileSave All (Ctrl+L)

This command saves all modified open files.

FileReload (F5)

Reloads the active file. This command is useful if another program or process has changed the file while you have it open in Kate

FileReload All

Reloads all opened files..

FileClose Orphaned

Close all documents in the file list, which could not be reopened during startup, because they are not accessible anymore.

FilePrint... (Ctrl+P)

Print the active file.

FileClose (Ctrl+W)

Close the active file with this command. If you have made unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save the file before Kate closes it.

FileClose Other

Close other open documents.

FileClose All

This command closes all the files you have open in Kate.

FileQuit (Ctrl+Q)

This command closes Kate and any files you were editing. If you have made unsaved changes to any of the files you were editing, you will be prompted to save them.