Bug 1043270 - Kate and Kwrite keyboard shortcut for comment(out) not working.
Summary: Kate and Kwrite keyboard shortcut for comment(out) not working.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kate
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-12-15 15:15 UTC by Nikolai Maziashvili
Modified: 2019-10-17 10:53 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 13:32:03 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Nikolai Maziashvili 2013-12-15 15:15:07 UTC
Description of problem:
Keyboard shortcut in Kate/Kwirte for commenting lines (Ctrl+D) not doing anything... Only way to comment lines now is to se "#" in front of every single line :(

And assigning different keyboard shortcuts from menu not making any difference. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kate Version 3.11.3
Kwrite Version 4.11.3

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open any text file with Kate or Kwrite
2. Try to select several lines and try to comment them with keyboard shortcut.

Actual results:
Nothing happaning...Line stay un-commented.

Expected results:
Commented selected lines.

Additional info:

Comment 1 T.C. Hollingsworth 2013-12-20 23:34:57 UTC
This seems to work fine here.  

Are you sure Kate knows what type of file you're using?  (e.g. is syntax highlighting working?)  Different programming languages use different comment styles (e.g. /* */ in C89, // in C++, # in shell/Python, <!-- --> in HTML/XML), so Kate must know what language the file is written in for the Comment keyboard shortcut to work.  If it doesn't know, this function is disabled because it has no way of knowing which one of those you want.

So if it's not working, Kate probably hasn't figured out what language your file is using.  You can manually set it in Tools > Mode if you need to, and the Comment shortcut should start working.

If you think Kate should be able to figure out what filetype you're using, please file a bug upstream by choosing Help > Report a Bug in Kate and include information like the file extension you're using or the shebang line so we can fix it.

If you're using a weird file extension that probably isn't useful to others (or you don't want to wait for us to fix it upstream :-), you can tell Kate to always open files with that extension in the mode you want in Settings > Configure Kate > Open/Save > Modes & Filetypes:

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Comment 4 CarolineFlack 2019-10-17 10:53:26 UTC
I am still working on keyboard shortcut for comment for my website. The first time, I stuck in a place I didn't know how to deal with it so I contacted consultant https://www.dissertationhelpdeal.co.uk/ to help me out in it. I am working hard on it.

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