KDE Kate Bracket Auto Completion

Kate is a decent advanced text editor but definitely is designed by geeks for geeks. Well, at least designed with developers in mind.

Likely many of the features are handy for developers, but many of those same features are annoying for people who only want a decent advanced text editor. One of those features is auto completion, specifically brackets.

Searching the web implies this feature cannot be fully disabled. That does not seem correct and there is a trick to disable the feature. In the Settings-->Edit dialog is a check box for Brackets. Unchecking that option would seem to disable auto completing brackets, but that is not the case. Just below that check box is an Enclosing characters option. In the respective drop-down list of options is a blank line. Select the blank line and the text box displays Feature is not active.

Good enough.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: KDE

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