[gutsy] Places->Recent documents does not reflect the content of $HOME/.recently-used.xbel

Bug #131266 reported by Miguel Martinez on 2007-08-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-panel (Fedora)
Fix Released
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

  Places->Recent documents does not update even though one opens several files of different MIME types. This means that if one clears recent documents, it will reman grayed out.

  Near 100% on my system, in various languages, although not everybody suffers this bug:

Possible causes:
  As $HOME/.recently-used.xbel is being updated all the time, it is possible that gnome-panel (I'm not sure it's this package) is not reading or parsing properly $HOME/.recently-used.xbel.

What has been attempted:
  I've deleted a remnant .recently-used on my $HOME to see if this was the culprit, but it seems it wasn't. I've also installed more language packs to see if this was a language pack issue. So far I've seen the same in Spanish (Spain), Basque (Spain), English (US) and English (UK).
  I've also made a symlink called .recently-used pointing to .recently-used.xbel to see if the issue was that gnome-panel was reading the old .recently-used instead of the updated .xbel one. It seems it didn't help.
  I'm now trying to see if the issue lies with the existance of two .recently* files.

Related branches

Description of problem:
Recent Documents doesn't work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. opne a text file with gedit.
2. close gedit
3. Click Location on panel.

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. That's known upstream, http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=463907

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → New

seems to work for me.

Do you have a ~/.recently-used.xbel file? If so, can you attach it?

Created attachment 161318

(In reply to comment #1)
> seems to work for me.
> Do you have a ~/.recently-used.xbel file?

$rpm -q gnome-panel
This problem still happens in recent rawhide (20070814).

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → In Progress
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
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gtk+2.0 (2.12.0-0ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - All widgets have been ported to the new tooltips code
    - Tooltips are disabled in touchscreen mode
    - Support custom tabs in GtkPrintUnixDialog
    Bugs fixed:
    - 459561 critical warnings with custom tooltips
    - 461648 GdkWindowQueueItem::serial overflow
    - 463773 Openoffice and flash run into a deadlock when used with KDE
    - 468801 thunar segfaults when selecting targa image (LP: #127574)
    - 473441 [patch] Ungrab windows when gdk_window_destroy() is calle...
    - 473954 gnome-background-properties: crash on drag-n-drop to "Add...
      (LP: #128931)
    - 461945 totem outputs errors in terminal (LP: #129438, #130329)
    - 348493 _gdk_quartz_copy_to_image needs implementing for pixmaps
    - 405868 Missing implementation of gdk_window_get_geometry()
    - 441219 Do not allow moving cursor to separators
    - 447214 rename the tips_data_list field back
    - 451202 New tooltips API has too long default timeout (LP: #133919)
    - 451397 Use new tooltip API in gtk+
    - 452225 check and option mark drawing is a mess of inconsistency
    - 457642 tooltips on notebook's tab labels
    - 458088 Improve mouse cursor for paned widgets
    - 458102 GtkScrolledWindow doesn't redraw when gtk-scrolled-window...
    - 458280 remove set-toolip handler from menutoolbutton
    - 458298 broken cursor movement with inline selection
    - 459459 Missing implementation of gdk_window_set_decorations() an...
    - 459515 gtk_menu_key_press() buglets
    - 459566 update testtooltips
    - 459667 Missing implementation of gdk_window_set_keep_above and g...
    - 460272 GtkFrame publishes incorrect defaults for "label-xalign"
    - 460534 No expose events if input swamps main loop with scrolled ...
    - 461225 gtk_tree_view_set_tooltip_cell() documentation: cell
     -463907 'Recent Documents' is broken in gnome-panel 2.19.5 (LP: #131266)
     -464528 gdk_rectangle_union() and gdk_rectangle_intersect() shoul...
    - 465039 "keynav-failed" signal not emitted when treeview has just...
    - 467003 tooltips do not pick up theme changes
    - 467117 Documentation for the GtkPaned key binding signals
    - 467414 gtkcupsutil.c won't build with cups 1.3
    - 468055 Incorrect compose mapping for capital U with macron (LP: #113721)
    - 468245 Tooltip timer doesn't get reset when mouse leaves into ot...
      (LP: #135076)
    - 469214 Recently used blocks side-panel browsing until loaded
    - 469374 menu accelerators don't work
    - 469395 make dist failure
    - 471132 Highlighting a suggestion with the keyboard changes the U...
      (LP: #134304)
    - 471215 Cursor drawing broken
    - 472974 gtk-builder-convert doesn't set correctly the tab label f...
    - 472981 make gtk-builder-convert not remove some empty properties
    - 356630 Print to file dialog suggests "output.pdf" even for ps ou...
    - 447883 PATCH Documentation about SVN in HACKING and README.cvs-c...
    - 459340 GtkContainer API documentation refers deprecated gtk_widg...
    - 459732 build system: cups detection with only cups-config might ...
    - 460207 there a...


Changed in gtk+2.0:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Miguel Martinez (el-quark) wrote :

That's a huge list of changes. Thanks for the upload, the issue seems to be corrected (I've only tested for a few minutes)

Changed in gnome-panel:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-panel (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Medium
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