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    How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    How do I clear the list of recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3?

    There were a few files that I've already deleted from the system, but when I search for them, they still appear under the 'Recent Documents' list. This is proving to be a bit of a privacy nightmare.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Bump

    Anyone?

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    For GNOME in F15, the list is maintained in your home directory under /.local/share/recently-used.xbel.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Thanks for that.

    However, I can't seem to delete or clear that list. When I try to do either, it keeps reappearing and updating itself.

    Any way I can get rid of it permanently? I could do this really easily in Gnome 2, this shouldn't really be this hard to accomplish.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    That is annoying.

    Apps seem to be getting this data from /usr/share/mime/mime.cache. After deleting that, the recently-used.xbel is recreated, but it's empty.

    Whether there is collateral damage, time will tell.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    I tried deleting mime.cache and recently-used.xbel but to no avail. The files were still appearing under 'Recent Items' while searching after pressing the 'Windows' key.

    I found a workaround though:

    I restarted the system under the Forced Fallback Mode. I could now access Places - Recent Documents - Clear Recent Documents. It seems to have done the trick.

    While I'm glad I found a workaround, I think it's unnecessarily complicated and I really wish the developers would enable access to the 'Clear Recent Documents' button in future versions of Gnome 3.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    After deleting the file restart gnome-shell for the changes to take effect. (Alt+F2 r <enter>)

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Quote Originally Posted by doskey
    After deleting the file restart gnome-shell for the changes to take effect. (Alt+F2 r <enter>)
    Tried restarting the shell and the computer, doesn't work.

    Anyway, I've posted a workaround.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    To clear recent documents showing when using search just do below
    rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
    now refresh gnome shell (Alt + F2 r + enter)
    To stop them altogether from listing
    mkdir ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    http://knezevblog.blogspot.com/2010/...le-recent.html


    @her###:~$ rm ~/.recently-used.xbel

    @her###:~$ touch(1) ~/.recently-used.xbel

    @her###:~$ sudo chattr +i(2) ~/.recently-used.xbel //enable

    @her###:~$ sudo chattr -i ~/.recently-used.xbel //disable

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Thats is for ubuntu and wont work on fedora as the files are in different places..

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    you are right. so below action will be fine.

    @her###:~$ rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

    @her###:~$ touch(1) ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

    @her###:~$ sudo chattr +i(2) ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel //enable

    @her###:~$ sudo chattr -i ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel //disable

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Where *is* recent documents in fedora 15 Gnome 3? I would like to use it, but don't know where it is.

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Here is another one in 2 steps:

    - First:

    "" > ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

    - Second:

    sudo chattr +i ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

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    Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

    Quote Originally Posted by bbneo
    Where *is* recent documents in fedora 15 Gnome 3? I would like to use it, but don't know where it is.
    If you type something in the search, they will show up

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