Whilst editing a Latex document in Kile, I closed the external live preview window and now seem unable to get it back.

It is enabled and set to external window mode in Settings>Configure Kile and enabled under Build>Live Preview.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and nothing seems to work so I'm now at a loss.

Any ideas?


You can delete the Kile saved ini settings file to make it as if fresh installed:

  1. save your work and close Kile if opened.

  2. Type/paste this in a terminal window (it renames the Kile settings file so you can compare the old and the new versions later): mv ~/.config/kilerc ~/.config/kilerc.old

  3. start Kile.

  • Thanks, this worked perfectly. I imagine it should be possible to do this without deleting the ini file. do you think I'm missing something or that it's a bug?
    – scomtott
    Aug 8 '16 at 11:56
  • You're welcome. Can't tell, I don't have Kile installed. You might wanna try and replicate the issue, compare the ini files and maybe file a bug if the case may be.
    – alwaysask
    Aug 8 '16 at 12:03

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