Chapter 8. The Menu Entries

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 this application - 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, an entry Other... 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 saves the current document. If there has already been a save of the document then this will overwrite the previously saved file without asking for the user's consent. If it is the first save of a new document the save as dialog (described below) will be invoked.

FileSave As... (Ctrl+Shift+S)

This allows a document to be saved with a new file name. This is done by means of the file dialog box described above in the Open section of this help file.

FileSave As with Encoding

Save a document with a new file name in a different encoding.

FileSave Copy As

Save a copy of the document with a new file name and continue editing the original document.

FileSave All (Ctrl+L)

This command saves all modified open files.

FileReload (F5)

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

FileReload All

Reloads all opened files..

FilePrint... (Ctrl+P)

Opens a simple print dialog allowing the user to specify what, where, and how to print.

FileExport as HTML

Save the currently open document as an HTML file, which will be formatted using the current syntax highlighting and color scheme settings.

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.

FileClose Orphaned

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

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.