"Recent Documents" point frequently to invalid links

Bug #694052 reported by roger64 on 2010-12-24
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GTK+
Won't Fix
Wishlist
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Unassigned
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi

Shorcuts are one of the three main Gnome Menus. Within the Shortcuts Menu, "Recent Documents" points to the last ten recently opened files as they appear in /home/user/.recently-used.xbel. They do appear in this xbel file in reverse order, where the most recent file is the last of the document.

Problem to solve is this one: many times, after documents land on the desktop or in the download folder, user opens them and then stores them in another place or delete them. But, they are recorded by xbel as being placed on the desktop where they indeed were last opened. This way, quite frequently, among the ten displayed items, href information is invalid and points to unexisting bookmarks. This is frustrating because the only choice offered to the user is to fully delete the list. After that, the user loses confidence in this list and forgets to use it.

I think the user should be provided a fully working list: he should have, for exemple, the possibility by pressing a button to refresh the list. This would allow him to check if the href links of the bookmarks are still valid and, if not, it would erase the invalid bookmarks.

Another way to implement this feature would be to check periodically the validity of href links in the "recent documents" file.

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2010-12-24
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid

Well, after reading the 352105 bug, I do not think it is a duplicate.
OK, you know better.

Cheers

Roger

2010/12/24 Chris Wilson <email address hidden>

> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 352105 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/352105
>
> ** Also affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Changed in: nautilus (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Invalid
>
> ** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 352105
> selecting files in the recently used category lead to incorrect filenames
> to be used
> * You can subscribe to bug 352105 by following this link:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+2.0/+bug/352105/+subscribe
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/694052
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> Title:
> "Recent Documents" point frequently to invalid links
>

Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Sorry, my bad. I just skim read bug 352105. It's not actually a duplicate.

Btw, if you think the current state of a bug report is in any way inaccurate, just go ahead and change it. Things like marking as duplicate, forwarding to another project, etc can be done by anyone - these are your bug reports as much as they are ours, or anyone else's for that matter :)

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-14
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-14
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-29
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-29
Changed in gtk:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-30
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninjas (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
Changed in gtk:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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