Quick access to recently used files and folders ?

Asked by Coeur Noir on 2015-04-12


How / where do I find a quick access to my recently used files and folders ?

Or any app' / plugin that might allow me that kind of quick access ?

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Marcus Wichelmann (l-admin-3) said : #1


to show the recent files and folders in Pantheon-Files klick in the path-bar on the top and replace it's whole content with "recent://". Then it shows a big list of the recent used files.

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) said : #2

Ugh… how unfriendly it is !

(not your answer, of course)

Any way to have that as a kind of shortcut in plank for example ?

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) said : #3

That did not solve my "problem" because it's not quick enough, as proposed.

Best Marcus Wichelmann (l-admin-3) said : #4

Then you could create a new .desktop-file in /usr/share/applications and use the following command:

pantheon-files -t recent://

As a more user-friendly way I recommand to use the menulibre menu-editor.

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) said : #5

Thanks Marcus Wichelmann, that solved my question.

AlphaDelta (alpha-delta) said : #6

You can type recent:// in File path-bar, right click in an empty space around the files, and select 'Add to Favorites'.

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) said : #7

Oh thanks AlphaDelta, nice idea !

Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) said : #8

Ok, now I have a "recent items" in the pantheon-files bookmarks.

It shows me recently used files, ok. But if I left-click on a .png file that tries to open it with …firefox ?

I've then tried a right-click on this .png file → this closed pantheon-file.

No problem with an .mp4 file…

And why those files in "recent" have a lock-emblem ?

screenshot → http://hpics.li/9bccdda