Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12

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majingrim
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Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12

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This is probably a really simple one, but I've searched around, and tried everything I can think of, but I cannot find anywhere to easily clear or disable the recently used files list in Linux Mint 12. In previous versions, it was easy enough to clear by pressing Alt+F1, then going to places, and clear recent files list. This doesn't seem to exist anywhere in Mint 12. I would really like to disable the recently used files list completely, but having a simple way to clear it would be good enough.

It may seem like a non-issue, but I use TrueCrypt to encrypt my work data, and when I select my keyfiles for decryption, it saves them to the recently used files list. Obviously this is a security risk, as anyone accessing the computer could easily see what they are.

Thanks to anyone can help, hopefully there is a simple solution to this. :)
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Fastraxx
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Re: Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12

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sudo chattr +i ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
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Re: Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12

Post by conslie »

I think you will find the GUI tool called Activity Log Manager will do what you want. See the instructions on how to install and use it at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/keep-fil ... unity.html.

Instructions there are for unity, not Mint's Gnome 3 shell, and leave one unmet dependency in Mint. That can be fixed easily by installing python-zeigeist first.

Read through the site to see if it works as you need, but I believe the following should get it running:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:zeitgeist/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-zeigeist 
sudo apt-get install activity-log-manager
The program did not appear on my Home page, but it did show up in the Mint Menu under Accessories as well as in the Gnome 3 Shell Applications display.
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