#266 new General option: clear recent files list on startup

v5.2
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nobody
plugins (29)
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2014-03-24
2009-02-03
mabra
No

I usually have something like about 50 to 70 files open ;-)
If I start JEdit, only these 50-70 files [which are kept "always open"]
are visible. Not one of the files, I used in an older session. So allow me
to configure recent to forget all the files loaded at startup.

Discussion

  • I think the request is to add an option to exclude the files that are opened automatically on jEdit startup from the File -> Recent Files menu. The request is not to disable "restore previously open files on startup" - the files should be restored on startup, but the Recent Files menu should not include them.
    I think this is a sensible request, and I'd even add, why include files that are currently open in the "Recent Files" menu at all? The files currently open can easily be reached using the Buffer Switcher or one of the other plugins that provide such a feature, such as BufferTabs. Maybe the Recent Files menu should only include files that have been closed?

     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2014-03-24

    I interpret this to mean: Add a new global general checkbox option: clear recent files list on startup. I believe this also to mean, not change how the restore previously open files behaves at all.

    Your other idea (shlomy) of hiding open files from the recent files list is also a good one and is now a separate ticket:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/jedit/feature-requests/481/

     
    Last edit: Alan Ezust 2014-03-24
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2014-03-24

    • summary: Allow recent to forget files in startup/shutdown action --> new General option: clear recent files list on startup
    • Group: --> v5.2