Add Recent Files configuration option to KWrite?
kare.sars at iki.fi
Thu Jun 28 13:54:25 BST 2018
On torsdag 28 juni 2018 kl. 11:58:07 EEST Joachim B. wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:57:20 +0300
> Kåre Särs <kare.sars at iki.fi> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> > /Kåre
> Thanks Kåre. I started typing up a bug report but I'm now having
> trouble reproducing the problem of the UI freezing while waiting for a
> drive to wake up. Frustrating, as I've had this issue for more than a
> year, and the moment I decide to report it, I can't make it happen. Oh
> well, I guess I can still ask for the configuration to be added.
> I find the KDE "universe" a little confusing, so many different portals
> and pages in some half-finished state. It's difficult for a newcomer to
> know where to start, so I tried the mailing list... :)
> Thanks again,
> Joachim B.
It is not a problem that you first sent a mail :)
It is not a problem either that you can't always reproduce it. You already
described the problem and how you used to reproduce it and that is enough.
There is the "reproducible: sometimes" that says that it is not always
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