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#1 2020-12-17 01:17:39

ovum
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Registered: 2020-04-17
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Disabling "recent files"

Is there any way to disable the "recent files" menu?  I don't want to keep a list of recently accessed files.  Have used the search engine and didn't find much, since "recent files" pulls up a lot of noise.

Your help appreciated.  When I can I'll donate to bunsenlabs.

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#2 2020-12-17 07:18:55

johnraff
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Re: Disabling "recent files"

You can disable the menu item easily enough: Menu > Preferences > jgmenu > Edit Menu Content
Find the line that starts

Recent Files,^pipe

and comment it out with a # at the beginning.

But your recently accessed files will still be recorded in recently-used.xbel, probably in ~/.local/share
That file is not created by any BunsenLabs scripts, and getting rid of it might be quite difficult. sad


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#3 2020-12-18 02:20:38

hhh
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Re: Disabling "recent files"

johnraff wrote:

But your recently accessed files will still be recorded in recently-used.xbel, probably in ~/.local/share
That file is not created by any BunsenLabs scripts, and getting rid of it might be quite difficult. sad

^ Export to /dev/null or /tmp?

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewto … 7799dfe00f

More discussion here, the gsettings solution would look promising if the thread wasn't 7 years old...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/269858/ … ng-created

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.privacy remember-recent-files false
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.privacy remember-app-usage false
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.privacy recent-files-max-age 0

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#4 2020-12-18 18:12:37

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Re: Disabling "recent files"

johnraff wrote:

But your recently accessed files will still be recorded in recently-used.xbel, probably in ~/.local/share
That file is not created by any BunsenLabs scripts, and getting rid of it might be quite difficult. sad

I think I made that file read-only many, many years ago (these days I'm glad I have it).
Symlinking it to /dev/null might help, too.


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#5 2020-12-18 19:24:01

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Re: Disabling "recent files"

ohnonot wrote:
johnraff wrote:

But your recently accessed files will still be recorded in recently-used.xbel, probably in ~/.local/share
That file is not created by any BunsenLabs scripts, and getting rid of it might be quite difficult. sad

I think I made that file read-only many, many years ago (these days I'm glad I have it).
Symlinking it to /dev/null might help, too.

Because there are both gtk2 and gtk3 around in BL, symlinking /home/joj/.local/share/recently-used.xbel to /dev/null might be the way that's stable across both. For just gtk3, gsettings ought to do it.


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