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How can I delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell?

I can not find a menu option to do this, unlike in gnome 2.

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You can find both recent-used.xbel and the totem folder in the following locations;

  • your home folder
  • .local/share folder

If you delete the recent-used.xbel file and the totem folder, all of the history of your general applications and totem will be deleted.

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Totem now uses Gnome Tracker to pick what videos to display in the "Recent" tab. According to, Tracker's db can be cleared by running tracker-control -r

You can also run tracker-preferences, System tab and click the "Yes, remove all of my indexed data" button.

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