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I would like to be able to see the last ~200 files opened in Gedit. I was able to increase the number it shows to 40 using this command:

gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/gedit-2/preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 40

but it is only showing me the last 23. I looked in .recently-used.xbel and found that it has only stored the last 23 opened gedit files, as well as files from other applications. Is there a way to increase this? I accept that the last ~200 opened in gedit are no longer stored, but I would like to store them in the future so I can view them. Essentially, can I tell ubuntu to keep ~10X more history in that recently-used.xbel file?

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@ andy-groff:Does the answer below answer your question ? Can you accept it ? – Rudy Vissers Feb 16 at 14:51
I don't really know if it worked or not, this is from 2 years ago. I'll trust you though. Looks like you were pretty thorough. – Andy Groff Feb 18 at 6:55
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Make usage of dconf-editor to change the property 'max-recents'. Under org > gnome > gedit > preferences > ui Change max-recents.

It was tested on ubuntu 12.0.4 and 14.04 LTS 64 bits.

In the 2 following screen dumps you can find:

  • Where it was configured in dconf-editor
  • An example that it works perfectly.

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any tips for 12.10? – Aquarius Power Jun 16 '13 at 17:41
This works for 14.04. Thank you! – gumkins Nov 12 '14 at 22:09
This doesn't answer the OP's question. They stated they already did this. – Tim Tisdall Feb 5 at 12:35
@Tisdall:It answers the question!!! – Rudy Vissers Feb 12 at 10:17
@Tisdall:Please have a look to the 2 screen dumps!!! If it is not an answer what is ? – Rudy Vissers Feb 12 at 10:27

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