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.


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.


Totem now uses Gnome Tracker to pick what videos to display in the "Recent" tab. According to https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker/Documentation/First5Minutes, 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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