Can you turn off automatic text highlighting based on selection in Kate?

Christoph Cullmann christoph at
Sat May 9 12:28:48 BST 2020

On 2020-05-07 18:55, joe vallino wrote:
> Is there any way to turn off the feature that highlights text based on
> current selection?  This feature fails when using large text files
> (100's MB), because it can take several seconds to select text, as you
> must wait for Kate to search the document looking for matches to the
> selection. This renders Kate ineffective for editing large files.


I think there is no such option at the moment.

I actually thought we limit that search to the visible range, thought,
which should be "ok" even for large documents.

Which version are you using?


> Thanks!
> -joe

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