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The Recorder
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Alt-F2

Postby The Recorder » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Can someone tell me where the file is that keeps a record of your Alt-F2 entries. There are many entries that I would like to delete, especially mistakes.

Thanks

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby The Recorder » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:40 am

I'm pushing this up because my time zone may have prevented many users from reading it. There's got to be some Mint/Gnome3 Pro that has the answer. The entries have to be stored somewhere. Before Gnome3, there was a gconf-editor key that actually would permit you to delete and even arrange past entries. But, I've searched it and the dconf, and even the Mate configuration editors, and can't find anything.

Tanks

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby lmintnewb » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:28 am

Might look this thread over.

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby The Recorder » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:49 am

lmintnewb wrote:Might look this thread over.

Thanks, but that is discussing terminal commands (,bash_history)... That is a separate list, and does not include "run" commands issued from the run command prompt brought up with Alt-F2.

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby lmintnewb » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:26 am

I put my not inconsiderable google powers to work on this. As I hate being wrong ( Argghhh though it happens quite a bit it seems ... Arghhhh again ! D: ) and learn a lot from stuff people post like this, lol.

Try this ?

My 1st thought was bleachbit, have used it on occasion and nothing bad happened ... yet. While didn't want to mention it, cuz have seen other people say it can break stuff or this or that. Goes w/o saying o course ... USE AT YOUR OWN RISK either way. :D

Would think, though don't know for certain stuff like that would get rotated, kinda like bash history. Would be strange if things were setup to allow run dialogue history to grow indefinitely ... Errrr ... dunno.

Cya. :D

If ya ever do figure it out ... Mind telling the rest of us how ?

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby The Recorder » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:29 am

The last entry in the "How do I clean my Run list?" link (that you provided me) is how I cleaned it up until Mint 12. Those gconf-editor keys and related files no longer exist. I'm starting to think that the upkeep of this list is now done by "zeitgeist", and is somewhere in a database.

Will keep hunting, and keep you and others informed.

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby hellwoodfire » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 pm

In linux mint cinnamon,

Read the ALT-F2 history with this command:

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dconf read /org/cinnamon/command-history


Clear the ALT-F2 history with this command:

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dconf reset /org/cinnamon/command-history

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Re: Alt-F2

Postby MtnDewManiac » Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 pm

It wouldn't help at all for those who wised to edit this list. But for those who merely wish to have the ability to delete it in its entirety, it'd be nice if the relevant developer would add a feature where the user can simply activate the finder and, instead of typing something to find, press something like CTRL-Delete and clear the history.

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