the user should be able to disable the recently used files feature in preferences dialog in Image Viewer (eog)

Bug #1255402 reported by pengw on 2013-11-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
eog (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi, I've read the source code of eog and found that the feature of keeping recently used files list was actually done in its source code (eog-window.c). It uses gtk_recent_manager to do this.
So instead of disabling the feature by deleting the recently-used.xbel file, could it be an option in the preferences dialog of eog to be able to enable or disable this feature? I'm willing to provide the code since it's not too complicated.

Andrew suggested me to report a bug:

By the way, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with eog 3.4.2
Although I came across this problem in eog 3.4.2, I found that the problem existed in 3.8.2 in Trusty as well.

I'll try to provide a patch as soon as possible.

I'm sorry I'm new here. I can't get the branch using 'bzr branch lp:ubuntu/precise/eog'. Do you use bzr for version control? Or do you accept patch file from other subversion system, say, svn? Thanks.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

If you write a patch you might better want to do it on the current upstream version (we can then backport it to Ubuntu), they maintain there code there:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(upstream prefer patch in git format but any diff should be good enough to get a review)

pengw (pengwenqiang) wrote :

Thanks indeed for your prompt and valuable information. I've already linked the bug in gnome:

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Changed in eog:
status: New → Expired
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the upstream bug indicates that it should be fixed with GTK 3.8 which is in Ubuntu 13.10

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.