Add Recent Files configuration option to KWrite?

Kåre Särs kare.sars at
Wed Jun 27 14:57:20 BST 2018


On onsdag 27 juni 2018 kl. 14:57:36 EEST Joachim B. wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wondering if there is any way to disable the Recent files list in
> KWrite. In Kate this is possible by changing the number of remembered
> files to 0 in the UI. This option does not exist in KWrite, and I
> haven't found any way of doing so in the code.
> Kate has the following option in katerc:
> Recent File List Entry Count=0
> If KWrite is meant to have a subset of functionality of Kate, and if
> the configuration has been excluded because of that, I understand.
> However I would then argue removing the Recent files list altogether,
> rather than just removing the configuration. All or nothing would be
> better.
> My reasons for wanting to disable the Recent files list are two.
> 1) I expect this configuration in all software that includes a recent
> files list as a general privacy option.
> 2) It seems all the files in the list are read or checked when KWrite
> starts. If there's a file in the list from my external harddrive, the
> UI will hang and become unresponsive while it spins up, which takes at
> least 10 seconds. This is very annoying, as I would expect a light
> editor to launch immediately, not wait for a drive that isn't needed to
> spin up.
> Even better would be to not only add configuration of recent files in
> KWrite, but also change this behaviour of checking the files in the
> recent files list. But there may be reasons for this behaviour that I'm
> not aware of. If the intention is to remove files from the list that
> don't exist anymore, I think this is misguided. I would have no problem
> being told the requested file doesn't exist when I choose it in the
> list, rather than having to wait for the editor to spin up every drive
> in the system.
> Thanks for reading, I've searched for info regarding this, but haven't
> been able to find any. If this has been discussed before, I apologise
> and would appreciate any links available.
> Joachim B.
> PS.
> I have sent a very similar request to okular-devel, as this
> configuration is missing in Okular as well.
> DS.

This should be a bug report :) Can you create one and copy paste the 
description of the problem to the report so that we don't forget it? (Mail 
threads can easily be forgotten) 

I checked KWrite and it uses  KRecentFilesAction to list the recent files and 
just does not have the setting for max number of entries. 

I think the problem is in KRecentFilesAction in KConfigWidgets, but just set 
the bug for Kate for now.


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