Author: Andrew| Posted: August 10, 2016 | Updated: 2016-08-10T10:25:49Z
The script should work with any application that handles files, as long as it has a desktop file under /usr/share/applications/. Among the applications confirmed to work with Ubuntu RecentQuicklists are LibreOffice (Writer, Calc, Impress), Gedit, Firefox, Google Chrome, VLC, Clementine, Evince, Atom, and others.
You may want to check out the Ubuntu RecentQuicklists wiki for compatibility information and FAQ.
- maxage - only show files that were accessed in the last <maxage value> days;
- showfullpath - when set to “True”, it displayes the file path, and when set to “False”, it only displays the file name;
- maxentriesperlist - the maximum number of recent files to display in a single quicklist;
- startupsplash - show or hide a notification when Ubuntu RecentQuicklist starts;
Also, the script doesn’t detect moved, deleted, or renamed files, and in such cases, the file is removed from the quicklist only after the user clicks it. When this occurs, a notification is displayed.
Download and use Ubuntu RecentQuicklists
To use it, extract the downloaded archive, make “ubuntu-recentquicklists.py” executable, either via right click > Properties > Permissions > Allow executing file as program, or from the command line:
chmod +x /path/to/ubuntu-recentquicklists.py
(where “/path/to/ubuntu-recentquicklists.py” is the path to ubuntu-recentquicklists.py, e.g.: ~/Downloads/ubuntu-recentquicklists.py)
And then run ubuntu-recentquicklists.py, either from your file manager (if you use Nautilus, you need to change some settings to be able to double click executables to run them), or from the command line:
To automatically start Ubuntu RecentQuicklists when you login, open “Startup Applications” from Dash, click “Add”, use whatever you want for its name, and for “Comamnd”, click “Browse”, and select the ubuntu-recentquicklists.py file.
Provided from: Techcrunch.