Trying to understand "recently used" feature

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Trying to understand "recently used" feature

Postby orschiro » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:11 am

Dear all,

I am trying to understand the feature "recent" and "open file".

Some file management dialog windows have something they call "recent" or "recently used".

But it's not consitently available.

- Nemo file manager, for instance, doesn't have it
- Chrome > Ctrl + o doesn't have it either
- Neither does Text Editor > Ctrl + o albeit its window looks differently from the Chrome

Can someone help me understand how these bits and pieces are related?

Thank you!

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Re: Trying to understand "recently used" feature

Postby thx-1138 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:35 am

https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktop-bookmark-spec/

recently-used.xbel is what you're after...
https://project-renard.github.io/doc/development/feature/recent-document/

Edit: just checked, if you install dconf editor, and search for 'recently', you can also somewhat further tweak the 'recent history' parameters...

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Re: Trying to understand "recently used" feature

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:36 am

Open the privacy settings of the system and activate the feature (top most setting). Now - after you have opened some files - you should see them in Nemo (side bar entry).

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Re: Trying to understand "recently used" feature

Postby orschiro » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am

Cosmo, I didn't know Cinnamon has a setting for this. Thank you!

Also this related discussion is interesting:

viewtopic.php?t=234361


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