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#1 2011-04-13 15:51:49

oilgame
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Registered: 2010-01-19
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Clearing gnome3's recent items

I'm unable to remove the recent items from gnome3. I have tried to click "Clear History" on nautilus, I have deleted ~/.recently-used*, I have tried to look for any changes on my home directory when I open new files. Where is the database located? Thanks.

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#2 2011-04-13 16:35:15

shulamy
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From: israel
Registered: 2010-09-11
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

i am in fallback mode and in places>recent doccoment

i found - clear.

ezik

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#3 2011-04-13 23:59:36

oilgame
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

I can't find it on normal mode sad

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#4 2011-04-14 07:15:56

adrianx
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From: South Africa
Registered: 2010-03-22
Posts: 70

Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

You have to remove ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel and then restart gnome-shell (by typing r in the Alt+F2 prompt).

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#5 2011-05-05 09:17:45

king.flasher.dave
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

If you want to disable the recently used items completely, create a ~/.gtkrc-3.0 with the contents "gtk-recent-files-max-age=0"
[edit]This only works with gtk2 stuff. Create a settings.ini in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/ with a preceeding "[Settings]" to make it work for gtk3 apps.[/edit]

Works, but the ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel will still show where you've been, so you might wanna delete it after each session.

Last edited by king.flasher.dave (2011-05-18 17:29:02)


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#6 2011-05-07 05:01:50

jasonwryan
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

Moved to Applications & Desktop Environments


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#7 2012-01-20 14:56:48

jopsen
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Registered: 2012-01-20
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

Deleting recently-used.xbel and restarting gnome-shell isn't enough... As soon as you open a new file recently-used.xbel will be reconstructed with all it's content, at least that's what happened in my case.
Instead just install https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/72/recent-items/
It has a clear history button, that works and doesn't require you to restart gnome-shell... Or you can open "looking glass" ALT+F2 and execute "(new imports.gi.Gtk.RecentManager()).purge_items();"

Anyway, someone wouldn't happen to know how to execute such JS statements from terminal?

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#8 2012-03-06 06:27:51

Kebertx
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Registered: 2012-01-02
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

You can also install BleachBit and just run that whenever you feel the need to purge the porn from your file browser's suggestions area. I find it to be useful enough for simple cleanup of things like that annoying Recently Used history...

I don't suppose anyone's been successful in completely removing that feature, have they?

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#9 2012-03-06 10:44:27

bnb2235
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Registered: 2011-02-13
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Re: Clearing gnome3's recent items

Kebertx,
Try this:
To elimate recent items, use this hack:
~/.local/share
delete the recently-used.xbel file and create a new folder with the same name
or empty the contents and then
sudo chattr +i /home/bryan/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

Last edited by bnb2235 (2012-03-06 10:44:44)

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