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Disable 'Recently Used', Go to first file
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PaulR

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Mar 2013, 16:59    Post subject:  Disable 'Recently Used', Go to first file  

Two things that have been bugging me but might have a simple answer:

1 Is there any way to either remove 'recently used' altogether or make something else (like root or filesystem) the default item when opening Rox filer (on Slacko 5.5)?

2 In a Rox filer window with a large number of files I'd like to press a letter key and be taken to the first file starting with that letter - is there a key combination to achieve this?

TIA Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar 2013, 06:59    Post subject:  

1. I guess you are talking about the GTK file open/save dialogs, which are nothing to do with Rox. I don't know the answer.
2. You need to learn about the "mini-buffer". It is available in the right-click menu, or I think the default shortcut to launch it is either the / or the backtick (the thing on the 1 key or something up there, which is like an apostrophe but slanted - sorry, I can't type it on my phone).
Btw, it is worth reading the rox help.

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar 2013, 09:51    Post subject:  

I should not answer I know too little but just in case
none else care take a look here at my old thread Smile

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=85137

It does not solve your wishes there but it is related enough
to get you better insight in how it is done?

DarkCity says
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the file open window you refer is provided by the gtk toolkit.

Any program using gtk will have the 'recently used' option.

When you open a file it is stored in an XML file called

/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

And there it was just the way he told me.

and then my problem got a solution than maybe
does not help you but can get you ideas on what is needed?

linuxcbon gave me this one to use
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=693775#693775

Quote:
If you remove it, it will come back again,
this is hard to get rid , because even if you remove it,
or set to read only or set to /dev/null,
t will come back again and again.

I found how to get rid of it :
# rm /root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
# mkdir /root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel


I used the Rox gui and used that one instead
and it worked for me. Now it is always empty
so that is not exactly what you want but you now ḱnow
what file you need to address using some script
that do the editing you talk about
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PaulR

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar 2013, 11:28    Post subject:  

disciple, thanks for that, yes I meant the open file dialog not Rox ( Embarassed )

I inadvertantly brought up the mini-buffer once before but didn't know the key to get it back again. The ` symbol you mention doesn't do anything (on my laptop kb it's on the same key as | which brings up a terminal...handy! Very Happy

The / offers a 'go to' box which I think is the mini-buffer you refer to - well it certainly works as I hoped Wink

Incidentally, for anyone else who doesn't know... \ brings up the right click menu.

nooby, thanks for the reply, shame it doesn't get rid of it all together - maybe there is some other way....

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Mar 2013, 14:49    Post subject:  

I saw reports that it is impossible to disable the "recently used", but they are from when it was first introduced, so there's always a possibility someone has come up with a solution. Of course everything is possible, but the solution might be a little drastic, like patching GTK or writing somet
hing like KGTK.

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