The View Menu

ViewNew Window

Opens another instance of Kate. The new instance will be identical to your previous instance.

ViewNext Tab (Alt+Right)

Activates the next tab in the tabbar.

ViewPrevious Tab (Alt+Left)

Activates the previous tab in the tabbar.

ViewQuick Open (Ctrl+Alt+O)

Show a search field and a list of opened files in the editor area. While entering text in the search field the document names and document URLs are searched for matching text. While entering text in the search field you can use the cursor keys Up and Down to navigate in the list view. Pressing the Enter key or double clicking on an item in the list switches the view to the document selected in the list view. This makes switching between documents easier, if there are a lot of them open.

This action is available also using the icon at the top right of the editor window.

ViewSplit ViewPrevious Split View (Shift+F8)

Focus the previous document view, if you have split the editor area in more views.

ViewSplit ViewNext Split View (F8)

Focus the next document view, if you have split the editor area in more views.

ViewSplit ViewSplit Vertical (Ctrl+Shift+L)

This will split the frame (which may be the main editing area) in two equally sized frames, the new one to the left of the current one. The new frame gets the focus, and will display the same document as the old one.

See also Working with the Kate MDI

ViewSplit ViewSplit Horizontal (Ctrl+Shift+T)

Splits the current frame (which may be the main editing area) in two equally sized frames, the new one below the current one. The new frame gets the focus, and displays the same document as the old one.

See also Working with the Kate MDI

ViewSplit ViewToggle Orientation

Switch between horizontal and vertical split.

ViewSplit ViewClose Current View (Ctrl+Shift+R)

Closes the active frame, which can be identified as the one displaying a blinking cursor. This is disabled, if there is only one frame (the main editing area).

No documents get closed by closing a frame – they will still be available in the View Menu as well as in the File List.

See also Working with the Kate MDI

ViewSplit ViewClose Inactive Views

Closes all frames except the active frame (the one with a blinking cursor). This is disabled, if there is only one frame (the main editing area).

No documents get closed by closing a frame – they will still be available in the View Menu as well as in the File List.

ViewSplit ViewHide Inactive Views

This hides all split views except the currently active one.

ViewSplit ViewMove Splitter Left

When Split View is enabled, this will move the border between two vertically split documents further left.

ViewSplit ViewMove Splitter Right

When Split View is enabled, this will move the border between two vertically split documents further right.

ViewSplit ViewMove Splitter Up

When Split View is enabled, this will move the border between two horizontally split documents further up.

ViewSplit ViewMove Splitter Down

When Split View is enabled, this will move the border between two horizontally split documents further down.

Note

Some common actions in the ViewSplit View menu are available using the button at the top right corner of the editor window

ViewTool Views
ViewTool ViewsShow Sidebars (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F)

Toggles the display of the sidebar button rows. This command does not affect the display of the sidebar content widgets, any sidebar that is visible will stay visible, and if you assigned shortcuts to the commands below those will of course continue to work.

ViewTool ViewsShow Plugin

A list of all enabled plugins. Use the checkbox in front of each item to toggle the display of the tool view.

ViewSwitch to Command Line (F7)

This command will toggle the display of the built-in command line.

ViewEnlarge Font (Ctrl++)

This increases the display font size.

ViewShrink Font (Ctrl+-)

This decreases the display font size.

ViewSchema

This menu lists the available color schemes. You can change the schema for the current view here, to change the default schema you need to use the Fonts & Colors page of the config dialog.

ViewWord WrapDynamic Word Wrap (F10)

Toggles dynamic word wrap in the current view. Dynamic word wrap makes all the text in a view visible without the need for horizontal scrolling by rendering one actual line on more visual lines as needed.

ViewWord WrapDynamic Word Wrap Indicators

Choose when and how the dynamic word wrap indicators should be displayed. This is only available if the Dynamic Word Wrap option is checked.

ViewWord WrapShow Static Word Wrap Marker

Toggles the display of a vertical line indicating the position of the wrap width as configured in the config dialog. This feature requires that you use a true fixed-width font.

ViewBordersShow Icon Border (F6)

This is a toggle item. Setting it on checked will make the Icon Border visible in the left side of the active editor, and vice versa. The Icon Border indicates the positions of the marked lines in the editor.

ViewBordersShow Line Numbers (F11)

This is a toggle Item. Setting it on checked will make a pane displaying the line numbers of the document visible in the left border of the active editor, and vice versa.

ViewBordersShow Scrollbar Marks

Toggles the visualization of bookmarks (and other marks) on the vertical scrollbar. When enabled, a mark is represented by a thin line in the mark color at the scrollbar, clicking the middle mouse button on the line will scroll the view to a position near the mark.

ViewBordersShow Scrollbar Mini-Map

This will replace the scrollbar with a visualization of the current document. For more information on the scrollbar minimap, see the Scrollbar Minimap section of the KatePart Handbook.

ViewCode Folding

These options pertain to code folding:

Show Folding Markers (F9)

Toggles the display of the folding marker pane in the left side of the view.

Fold Current Node

Collapse the region that contains the cursor.

Unfold Current Node

Expand the region that contains the cursor.

Fold Toplevel Nodes (Ctrl+Shift+-)

Collapse all toplevel regions in the document. Click on the right pointing triangle to expand all toplevel regions.