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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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Have a look at the following

use dconf-editor
under org > gnome > gedit > preferences > ui

Tested on ubuntu 12.0.4 64 bits.

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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

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