Recent Documents Switcher Sort Order

Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Nov 21 11:39:21 GMT 2012

On Tuesday 20 November 2012 08:59:03 Martin Heimlich wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm an avid KDevelop user for some years now, but I still haven't figured
> out what kind of scheme is used to sort the documents in the "Recent
> Documents Switcher" :).
> Most of the time Ctrl-TAB brings back the document that was in the
> foreground right before the current one, but sometimes I get to some
> different document and looking at the popup the order does not seem to have
> anything to do with my document usage history and I cannot figure out any
> kind of sort order (alphabetic etc.).
> I admit that am quite lazy on closing documents which leads to me having
> 30-40 files open all the time. Sometimes the "recent" file is almost at the
> bottom of the list, which makes it quite annoying and hard to find.
> Please give me a hint on how files are sorted, so I can adapt to it.
> Anyway, thanks for your great work on KDevelop!
> Bye,

It should be LRU sorted, but apparently it is not (always). If you find a way 
how to reproduce this, please report a bug on and give us the 
steps required to reproduce this such that we can fix it.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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