Comment 1 for bug 1849455

This bug even renders Kate's --pid <pid> option dysfunctional, so there seems to be no end-user workaround for this problem. Since the KDE devs in the linked bug report above declined to do a "re-spin" and did indeed "ship Kate like this", I'd be hugely grateful if the (K)Ubuntu devs backported the above linked patch to 19.04. This bug really is unfortunate.