I'm on a fairly new install of 15.10 and I noticed in gedit that I have no list of recently opened files. "~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel" is there and writable but the contents are the following:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <xbel version="1.0" xmlns:bookmark="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/desktop-bookmarks" xmlns:mime="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info" ></xbel>
If I open a file in gedit the timestamp on the file changes so something is being done with the file but the contents never change.
I thought to try running gedit via the terminal to see if there were any error messages. When I closed gedit I got the following (though I suspect they have nothing to do with this issue):
** (gedit:5614): CRITICAL **: gedit_multi_notebook_get_active_tab: assertion 'GEDIT_IS_MULTI_NOTEBOOK (mnb)' failed (gedit:5614): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_group_get_action: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACTION_GROUP (action_group)' failed (gedit:5614): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_action_set_sensitive: assertion 'GTK_IS_ACTION (action)' failed