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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0004375||FreeCAD||Feature||public||2020-06-16 07:06||2021-02-06 06:49|
|Summary||0004375: Do not add files to the recent list on import or export|
|Description||See forum thread here.|
Currently, all user files read or written are added to the recent files list on the start page. However, files that are imported or exported are unlikely to be simply opened and so make little sense to be in this list. These files get little or no value from being able to be clicked on to be opened and push off files that the user are likely to want to simply open.
Specifically, the feature request is that only files that used in "open", "save" and "save as" should be added to the recent file list. File read or written in any other way (including but not necessarily limited to "import" and "export") should not be added to the list.
It may be desirable to make this a preferences option to maintain the old way for those who may like it.
|Steps To Reproduce||1. Create a new file.|
2. Go to Part WB and create a cube.
2. Select the cube and use file->export to create test.stl
3. Go to the start page; observe that test.stl is in the recent file list even though there is little value on being able to click on it to open it.
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|FreeCAD Information||OS: Windows 10 (10.0)|
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.21125 (Git)
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.8.2
Qt version: 5.12.5
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.4.0
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
||“Save copy” should also go into the resent file list. I overlooked that in the initial report.|
Hidden preferences "RecentIncludesImported" and "RecentIncludesExported" were added to control the Recent files list behavior:
Wiki documentation: https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Fine-tuning