After latest improvements, now qpdfview doesn't remember the latest opened documents

Bug #1024404 reported by Pascual Lucero on 2012-07-13
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Adam Reichold

Bug Description


In the latest versions (I don't remember exactly when this started to happen), I realize that the "recently opened documents" doesn't appear in qpdfview, in other words, there is no way to check some history. In the settings file, I don't see any option to setup this (to remember or not remember recently opened documents or tabs).

Before, if I am not wrong, there was something like that, so I don't know if this is something that has been hidden (perhaps, doing some improvements before releasing it) or is an intentional omission.

Thanks :)

Pascual Lucero (sacolevas) wrote :

Usually in PDF viewers, there is an option to remember last opened documents that you can activate or not, together with an option to "clear" the list and set the number of opened documents you want to remember. I don't remember exactly what qpdfview had before, but there was certainly something that now doesn't appear in the menu.

Adam Reichold (adamreichold) wrote :

The "recently used" menu of version 0.3.1 is indeed gone and I am currently investigating whether to reintroduce it.

The thing is that with bookmarks mechanism supporting bookmarks to files and for example the GNOME file dialog having a recently used functionality of its own, I am unsure whether there is a need for it any more. It also could not be disabled, only explicitly cleared, which I found problematic as I do not like programs to keep a history without being asked to do so.

So I could probably reintroduce the usual recently used menu but disabled by default. I will look into that.

Changed in qpdfview:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Adam Reichold (adamreichold)
Adam Reichold (adamreichold) wrote :

Now trunk has a recently used menu that is disabled by default but can be enabled in the settings and should track the last ten of all opened files. Please test extensively as it touches quite a lot of places in the code.

Changed in qpdfview:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 0.3.2
importance: Undecided → Medium
Adam Reichold (adamreichold) wrote :

I added a "clear list" action and files that cannot be opened are now removed. (For the recently used menu, not for the bookmarks.)

Changed in qpdfview:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Sandor Ortegon (sandortegon) wrote :


I tested the latest version (as of July 16) and I would also like to comment that I am not sure why the mouse sensitivity was high when I tried to click a file from the recently used list; sometimes I lost track when I tried to click and repeated the process again. In other words, I needed to be very precise in order to click and navigate fast through the list. I don't know if this is something related to the program itself, to qt settings or simply something from my operating system. Other than that "feeling", the feature works correctly as indicated in the last comment with the latest changes: option to clear whole list, cyclic behavior and action to remove a file that cannot be opened. So, in that sense there is no bug here in what I have tested. Wonderful!


Perhaps as a feature, it is possible to remove a single element in the recently used list after located it on the list?; i.e. you locate a file in the list, make right click and an option to remove the element appears. Currently, the result of right clicking is the same as left clicking, which is opening the file.


Changed in qpdfview:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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