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Old 24th November 2011, 02:39 AM
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Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

just need to make sure nothing that writes to recently-used.xbel is open e.g. gedit, so easiest just to close everything then alt+F2 or in a GNOME Terminal run

rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

no need to logout, refresh gnome-shell, chattr etc
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Old 29th December 2011, 03:56 PM
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Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

Originally Posted by cymbaline42 View Post
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?
There is an easier way that worked for me. Boot up the computer; however DO NOT LOG in. press ctrl atl f3

then you will see a log in screen for a terminal. log in as the root user.

the type the following

rm /home/YourUserName/.local/share/recently-used.xbel


press: ctrl alt f2 or ctrl alt f1

which ever one works to bring you back to your gui log in.

you should notice your history is wiped clean.
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Old 29th December 2011, 06:19 PM
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Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

Theres and even easier way just use this extension
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Old 29th December 2011, 07:57 PM
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Re: How to clear recent documents in Fedora 15 Gnome 3

The following two files stop the storing of recently used files. The first step used to be sufficient, but now you need both. Create the files and contents however you like.
$ cat ~/.gtkrc-2.0

$ cat ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
This is probably the intended way to turn off recently-used. Setting the immutable bit or making it a directory are kind of kludges.


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