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  • #11
    Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
    Really? Well fuck me that sucks. Y'all just added a new post-install tweak -- replace KWrite with Kate.
    Isn't Kate same as KWrite but with tabs support?

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    • #12
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

      There's a simple reason everyone on Windows installs Notepad++ and it's the same reason we don't use Notepad, Wordpad, or KWrite -- it's because the second you need to do more than simple text editing you realize that all those programs suck and that you need something like Notepad++ or Kate to be productive.
      Everyone that is tech savvy, maybe

      Everyone else, definitely not.

      And that tech savvy is probably <1% of the population. None of my non tech savvy friends (and even some tech savvy ones) that run windows have even heard of notepad++.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post

        Everyone that is tech savvy, maybe

        Everyone else, definitely not.

        And that tech savvy is probably <1% of the population. None of my non tech savvy friends (and even some tech savvy ones) that run windows have even heard of notepad++.
        Probably true, but in the past I installed a lot of (cough) pirated (cough) windows versions and quite a few of them came bundled with Notepad++. I just didn't like it because by default it has a too small font (and I use QtCreator anyway).

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        • #14
          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
          Isn't Kate same as KWrite but with tabs support?
          While Kwrite is more sophisticated than other basic text editors, it still have a long way to be at the same level of Kate. For example, plugins. The one I love the most is the built in terminal. In my use, it is great for executing terminal commands from "how-to" texts.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Yeayo guy View Post

            I was a KDE 3.5 user, and Plasma 5 has better usability than the old KDE 3.5
            Oh, yeah? Tell me how well Plasmoids work in the taskbar. Oh, wait, most of them do not work at all (look atrocious and are not customizable at all).

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            • #16
              Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post

              Everyone that is tech savvy, maybe

              Everyone else, definitely not.

              And that tech savvy is probably <1% of the population. None of my non tech savvy friends (and even some tech savvy ones) that run windows have even heard of notepad++.
              I'd be surprised if someone moderately tech savvy hasn't heard of it due to how often I see it mentioned in tutorials. Especially in tutorials before 2018 due to the Notepad line break crap. It's amazing how many things that broke. But, IMHO, Notepad++ could be replaced with any "better" text editor in regards to not tech savvy people people hearing about it or using it. I just used it because it's the one I learned about first.

              Originally posted by cl333r View Post

              Probably true, but in the past I installed a lot of (cough) pirated (cough) windows versions and quite a few of them came bundled with Notepad++. I just didn't like it because by default it has a too small font (and I use QtCreator anyway).
              I don't like the default setup either. FWIW, I tweak the default Kate setup because it's too small on my screen. With my setup 200% scaling is a hair too small and 225% a hair too big so I go with 200% and bump up the fonts a point or three depending on context...Windows is the opposite -- 225% and I lower/raise fonts as necessary. There's just something about Kate that, for me, does just about everything I need to do in a general purpose text editor. Anyone who has had to open a bashrc, something under /etc, an INI or CFG, a PKGBUILD, or edited anything that wasn't a TXT file really appreciates all the extra features found in Kate, ++, and other more advanced editors. For actual programming I'd pick a programming editor like QtCreator or PyCharm or your favorite IDE and tailor that to my project's needs.

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              • #17
                I have a simple solution: Could a simple mode be added to Kate and KWrite be depreciated? A mode that looks like KWrite until the user ticks a box, hits F10, or launches with --view=advanced\simple?

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by avem View Post

                  Oh, yeah? Tell me how well Plasmoids work in the taskbar. Oh, wait, most of them do not work at all (look atrocious and are not customizable at all).
                  Plasmoids came with KDE 4.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

                    While Kwrite is more sophisticated than other basic text editors, it still have a long way to be at the same level of Kate. For example, plugins. The one I love the most is the built in terminal. In my use, it is great for executing terminal commands from "how-to" texts.
                    Love the built in Konsole. Write C/C++ program. Type gcc or g++ compile then ./a.out, run the program, rinse wash repeat. Great development environment.

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                    • #20
                      This is cool. I can actually use Wayland for more than 15 min now without plasma crashing down on me.

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