Animated Bracket Matching in Kate Part

Kate in 4.13 will have a new features: Animated bracket matching!


Since the feature might be visually distracting, it is turned off by default. To enable this feature, you have to go into the “Appearance” config page and check “[x] Animate bracket matching.” Due to feature and message freeze, this feature will be available in 4.13 and not in 4.12.

By the way, over the years we were asked several times to add the feature to jump to the matching bracket. This feature already exists. It is called “Move to Matching Bracket” and is bound by default to the shortcut “Ctrl+6″. You can change the shortcut in the “Configure Shortcuts” dialog.

10 thoughts on “Animated Bracket Matching in Kate Part”

  1. For the record, I created the animated gifts with those two commands:

    ffmpeg -f alsa -f x11grab -r 30 -s 350x100 -i :0.0+0,0 -threads 0 output%04d.png
    convert -delay 1/30 -loop 0 -layers OptimizeFrame -size 350x100 -fuzz 2% output*.png output.gif
  2. What I’m missing is a show whitespace option that any decent editor has. Just check out qtcreator for how this ought to look.

  3. KDE already have some animations settings in systemsettings->styles->Fine tuning->Graphical effects

    It’s already used by many applications including dolphin, gwenview, … So why not using this option instead of adding a new one in kate?

    1. I do not think that the general effect level of the desktop is correlated much to this behavior. It would imply that you cannot disable this effect while at the same time keeping the desktop effects. Sounds like a bad idea to me.

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