What happened to Tab Page Mode in Kate 3.4?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Mar 29 01:21:54 BST 2005

Joshua Hansen wrote:
> On Monday 28 March 2005 10:52 am, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>Joshua Hansen wrote:
>>>I got KDE 3.4 up and running on my Gentoo box last night without a single
>>>problem. For the most part I was pleased with the changes, things are
>>>snappy and KHTML is rendering better than ever.
>>>However, one of the primary reasons that I use KDE is because I love
>>>Kate. What I do not love, however, is IDEAL mode. In fact, I hate it.
>>>Traditionally I have run in tab page mode and can configure it to look
>>>like so:
>>>Has "Tab Page Mode" been completely removed from KDE 3.4?
>>>Is there some other package or component I need to install to add that
>>>If it is removed is there anyone I can bribe to put it back?
>>>Or is there an unofficial patch that adds this functionality?
>>>Anyway, any help would be nice. It's a really annoying problem,
>>>especially since there are so many other cool things in the new version.
>>That is under: Application -> Plugins in the Configure dialog.
>>So, if you don't have that feature, it is probably in: KDEAddOns.  Did
>>you install the KDEAddOns package?
> I have that installed, but I think you have "Tab Page Mode" mixed up with the 
> "Tab Bar Extension" which are definitely not one in the same.
> In the old ~/.kde/share/config/katerc there was the following option:
> DefaultGUIMode=3
> That's what set the mode instead of IDEAL mode. Restoring my old config file 
> didn't work either.

I think that the change to the new toolbar configuration probably killed 
that, but you can make a feature request for something similar with the 
new XML based toolbar configuration system.

> If you look at the link I made you'll notice things like the built in 
> terminal, find in files, and projects don't show up anywhere. Only the 
> filesystembrowser and the documents are available since they're all I use. 
> Under IDEAL mode there is no way I know of to stack two items at the same 
> time on the same side (see screenshot) and COMPLETELY hide things that I'm 
> never going to use.

Sorry that I misunderstood your question.  Do you mean that you would 
like to have: FileSystem Browser and Documents in the sidebar open at 
the same time and stacked like they were toolbars?

> So I guess it just goes back to my original questions... except I'd like to 
> add one more.
> Is there a list more specific to kate somewhere?

You might have to contact the maintainer.

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