Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 (with gedit 3.36.2), the gedit text editor no longer offers me the ability to filter recently opened files. The former UI is shown in this image:
After the upgrade, the list no longer shows file paths and, crucially, lacks a search field. This search field was how I usually accessed my numerous text or markdown notes, so I'm looking for a way to restore this feature or something similar to it.
Some notes on what I've tried:
- I'm looking specifically for an option that is fast to access, as I'm using this as my primary method of opening and organizing notes (dozens of times per day). Solutions that require multiple clicks aren't a suitable replacement.
- The Quick Open plugin suggested in this answer does not find some of my recently opened files, even though they are shown in the "Recent" folder in Files.
- The closest workaround I've found so far is pressing the super button to access the desktop environment's "Activities" search field, but that search isn't limited to text files and doesn't present the most recently opened files before I start typing.