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Files Editor Usage

The Files Editor fills the center of the Administration application. Several files can be opened at the same time. Each file is then opened in a tab.

Files Editor Tabs

Select Tabs

Select files editor by clicking on the tab headers.

By default, the editor selection is linked to the files tree selection: if you select a file editor, it is automatically selected in the files tree (not the other way around). Disable this behavior by clicking on the (Un)Link selection icon at the top of the Files Manager.

Close Tabs

Close file editors by clicking on the Close Icon icon at the right of the tab header.


You can also close all tabs, or other tabs than the current one, by right-clicking on the File Editor header.

It displays the following contextual menu:

Files Editor Contextual Menu

Edit File Content

The File Editor tab's title is in Italic when the content is being edited (a * character is also appended at the end of the file name). The title style comes back to normal when the file is saved, either automatically after a few seconds of inactivity, or manually by pressing CTRL + S.


Several Kraken users can edit files at the same time, but there is no concurrency management: if someone else as pending modifications and you save or delete a file, he might loose them.

Expand the Editor

Expand a file editor by double clicking on its tab header:

Ths minimizes all other application tabs (the Files Manager, notifications panel, etc).

Keyboard Mapping (Shortcuts)

In addition to the CTRL + S shortcut used to save the file content, the following mappings are supported.

Keyboard Mapping Action
CTRL + C Copy the selected text
CTRL + X Cut the selected text
CTRL + V Paste the previously cut/copied text
CTRL + / (Un)Comment the current line
CTRL + D Delete the current line

Special Editors

The default text file editor is a code editor that uses Ace.

Some file types have custom editors: