.recently-used : provide a way to disable the logging

A. Walton awalton at gnome.org
Mon Sep 15 18:08:57 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 12:18 +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>> ma, 2008-09-15 kello 11:05 +0200, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk kirjoitti:
>> > 2008/9/13 (R)om <rom1v at yahoo.fr>:
>> >
>> > > Every action taken is logged in ~/.recently-used and ~/.recently-used.xbel.
>> > > It should be fine to provide a way to disable this (useless?) logging.
>> >
>> > It's definitely not useless: the documents are seen in Places → Recent
>> > Documents (and the list can be manually cleared from there).
>> That's certainly useful -- for some people. For a lot of us, the list is
>> too short to be useful: the file I want has usually already dropped off
>> the list, even if it's a file I use several times a day. As a result, I
>> have stopped using the list and instead go directly to the file I want.
>> I'd like to be able to change the length of the Recent Files list. (I'd
>> change the length to zero.)
> Is there a way to disable this?  I've never looked in Recent Documents.
> I have ~/.bash_history for that ;)  Hmm, I have the Search for Files
> still in Places too, apparently.  Why does that stay there even though I
> removed Tracker on first boot?

The file is written by Gtk+, not Tracker. gtk-recent-files-max-age=0
in your gtkrc file should make it go away, per the documentation:

-A. Walton

> I think we need a way to edit the Places menu (if one doesn't exist
> already...if it does, tell me where), just like we can edit the
> Applications menu.  I want to remove those two, Connect to Server, and
> Network.  Why is CD/DVD creator still in there if we have Brasero now?
> If it's staying there, it ought to open Brasero instead of Nautilus,
> shouldn't it?
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