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#1 2018-01-16 18:58:33

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
Posts: 21

Recent-files history lost

Hello.

I found that from time to time my session forgets recent files history.

This affects:
- Places plugin
- Evince
- Mousepad.
-Thunar (recent://)

LibreOffice is not affected.

What could be making this? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks.
Linuxmint 18.3 XFCE

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#2 2018-01-16 19:57:07

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,068

Re: Recent-files history lost

I assume that you're not manually clearing the recents list in the places plugin or deleting the contents of recent:// via thunar.

The information about recently accessed files is saved in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel. Is something happening to that file when the history is lost? Do you have something else deleting it or clearing it's contents?

Are there any settings in either ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini or ~/.gtkrc-2.0 that might be affecting it?


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#3 2018-01-18 17:38:13

Laurentius
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Re: Recent-files history lost

Thank you Toz.
At least consciously, I did not cleared recent on Places plugin nor with thunar.

- There is no ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini on my system. Only one file in that folder: bookmarks
- ~/.gtkrc-2.0 has a single line:
include ".gtkrc-xfce"

Very useful information: it helped me find out how to manually add a "recent" bookmark in Thunar (i was searching for that and did not find how to):
simply adding 
recent:/
to the end of ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks

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#4 2018-01-18 18:16:13

ToZ
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Re: Recent-files history lost

Laurentius wrote:

- ~/.gtkrc-2.0 has a single line:
include ".gtkrc-xfce"

Just to be sure, can you post the contents of that file (~/.gtkrc-xfce))? It's just GTK configuration/themeing information. Want to make sure there isn't a setting in there that is doing this to your recents.

Very useful information: it helped me find out how to manually add a "recent" bookmark in Thunar (i was searching for that and did not find how to):
simply adding 
recent:/
to the end of ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks

Cool! I did not know that. Thanks for sharing.


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#5 2018-01-18 18:56:53

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
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Re: Recent-files history lost

ToZ wrote:

Cool! I did not know that. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome. Glad if helps.

Output of ~/.gtkrc-xfce:

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {

    XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0

    fg[NORMAL] = "#efefef"
    fg[SELECTED] = "#efefef"
    fg[ACTIVE] = "#efefef"

    XfdesktopIconView::shadow-x-offset = 1
    XfdesktopIconView::shadow-y-offset = 1
    XfdesktopIconView::shadow-color = "#3c3c3c"
    XfdesktopIconView::selected-shadow-x-offset = 1
    XfdesktopIconView::selected-shadow-y-offset = 1
    XfdesktopIconView::selected-shadow-color = "#3c3c3c"

}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

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