Most of the currently available applications provide a way to open the recently accessed files from it.

In the previous versions of Document Viewer, I could see a list of recently opened files. However, in recent versions of Document Viewer, I find that this previously available feature is no longer present.

When you use the File menu after launching Document Viewer, there is no list of recent files.

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When you click on Open, the Recently Used entry, available by default in other Ubuntu applications is not there.

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Only after you have opened a file, and click on File->Open, you can get a list of recent files.

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I feel that a very useful feature has been withdrawn. Or am I missing something here?

I am using Document Viewer 3.10.3 in Ubuntu 14.04, updated regularly.

Do you think there is way out of the situation?

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    I think you don't have a problem with that. I tried it and it's the same with me.
    – Jay-ar
    Sep 3, 2014 at 7:54

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Seems to have been broken in 3.10.3-0ubuntu4 (debian/patches/0001-Port-to-GMenuModel-and-add-menu-bar.patch

So last working in 14.04 was 3.10.3-0ubuntu3 (- in File menu) or previous to that in the gnome's toolbar gear menu dropdown > recent

Filed bug - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/1365296


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