Removing Recently Used from Kickoff Launcher

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Wed Jun 9 09:13:44 BST 2010

On Wednesday, 2010-06-09, Torsten Frey wrote:
> > > > Right-clicking and choosing 'Clear Recent Documents' does not work.
> > > > 
> > > >  I note that there is a folder at
> > > >  /home/tim/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments but there is nothing in
> > > >  it.
> you could also try: /home/tim/.kde4/share/apps/RecentDocuments
> AFAIK /.kde is used only for KDE3-Apps

This is configurable independent of KDE version by using an environment 
variable and some distributions also modify the code to use a different 

Generally the current prefix can be determined by using

kde4-config --localprefix

In this case (RecentDocuments) a list of search paths can be determined using

kde4-config --path data

and checking for RecentDocuments subdirectories there.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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