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In windows we have an option to view recently opened media files as my recent documents, I was wondering does there exists something like that in Ubuntu?

via terminal or via GUI?

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Open Nautilus (files) and look at the top left of the window it says "recent", click this –  mark kirby Aug 28 at 12:09
    
@markkirby there is no recent anything saying recent in the window, only file, edit view go etc.. –  Mukund Aug 28 at 12:13
    
Added a screenshot for you –  mark kirby Aug 28 at 12:21
    
Related (but probably not a duplicate, as the question here seems to prefer a Nautilus-oriented answer): Where are my “recent documents” in Unity? –  Eliah Kagan Aug 28 at 13:38

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By default all kind of activities are being recorded in Ubuntu. For me the Unity Dash (Super) always is a convenient place to find recently accessed files, applications, or media:

  • enter image description here Default screen showing recent applications, files, and Downloads

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  • enter image description here Music screen showing recent music files

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    The search can be further refined with filters as seen on the right side of the Dash window.

  • Similarly we can search for applications only, documents only, or videos from the bottom menu.

To disable this feature, make sure it is enabled, or use different settings look for privacy settings:

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Open Nautilus (files) and look at the top left of the window it says "recent", click this

open recent files

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sorry no recent option in mine –  Mukund Aug 28 at 13:39

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