When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers shown. How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

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To make Kate permanently showing the line numbers:

  1. Open the Settings -> Configure Kate….
  2. Go to the Editor Component -> Appearance.
  3. Select the Borders tab.
  4. Tick the Show line numbers check box.
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK enter image description here

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