Bug 110016 - "Recent Folders" feature
Summary: "Recent Folders" feature
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: Places (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: HI wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Faure
Keywords: usability
: 143043 164595 221441 356439 357542 384411 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-02 10:35 UTC by Hans Dembinski
Modified: 2019-10-05 05:43 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 5.63

a screenshot of the "Recent" folder feature in the open file dialog (41.84 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-08-05 10:12 UTC, Hans Dembinski

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Hans Dembinski 2005-08-02 10:35:14 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.4.1)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
OS:                Linux


I recently had the chance/misfortune to use MS Windows again. I found that they had another nice and intuitive feature in their open file dialog. Instead of recent files in the File menu they had a "Recent" folder on the left side on the top of the other folders, which was application specific. In this folder you could see the recently opened files from this application, but more, the key feature was: also links to the latest folders, where those files were in!

This is nice because how often do you want to edit _another_ text file from your text file folder.

Plus I think this solution is somewhat more intuitive than having additional items in the menu for recent files, without icons and all.

Plus It would give every application a recent file feature, that uses the open file dialog from kde.

What do you think? I just want to make proposes to make KDE even greater. :-)

So long,
Comment 1 Stephan Kulow 2005-08-02 10:55:58 UTC
the combobox on the right top is the list of recent folders and most applications actually remember the last opened folder
Comment 2 Hans Dembinski 2005-08-02 22:50:46 UTC
Yes, the functionality is there. But the other solution is more intuitive. I thought one goal of the KDE-Project is to enhance its usability and user-friendliness.
Comment 3 Hans Dembinski 2005-08-05 10:12:46 UTC
Created attachment 12089 [details]
a screenshot of the "Recent" folder feature in the open file dialog
Comment 4 Christoph Feck 2009-08-27 02:36:40 UTC
Moving from "kio/kfile" component to "kfile" product, helps sorting out duplicates.
Comment 5 Simon Pfeifer 2017-12-15 12:09:45 UTC
Any update on this?
Comment 6 Nate Graham 2018-04-09 20:48:32 UTC
*** Bug 221441 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2018-04-09 20:48:33 UTC
*** Bug 384411 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Nate Graham 2018-04-09 20:48:35 UTC
*** Bug 164595 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Nate Graham 2018-04-09 20:48:37 UTC
*** Bug 143043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Nate Graham 2018-04-25 20:12:56 UTC
*** Bug 356439 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Nate Graham 2018-04-25 20:13:25 UTC
*** Bug 357542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Murz 2019-01-21 10:32:36 UTC
GTK (Gnome) file dialog have recent files/folders already long time - it shows not only files, but recently used folders too, and this is very useful!

Currently in KDE we have timeline:/today/ and recentdocuments:/ urls for view recent files, but they are miss recently used folders.

Can KDE developers lookup the UI of GTK recent list, and implement same way in KDE File Open/Save dialogs for show recently used folders?
Comment 13 Nate Graham 2019-01-21 23:42:52 UTC
I have a patch that adds this: https://phabricator.kde.org/D7446

I need to make some revisions on it to make it merge-worthy.
Comment 14 Méven Car 2019-10-05 05:43:30 UTC
Git commit e65bf3bc541ac5ee7962432ff308c477a1dad882 by Méven Car, on behalf of Nate Graham.
Committed on 05/10/2019 at 05:43.
Pushed by meven into branch 'master'.

[Places panel] Revamp the Recently Saved section

Related: bug 159299, bug 311218
FIXED-IN: 5.63

Revamp the {nav Recently Saved} section, including the following changes:
- Change the section name to "Recent"
- Change the name of the existing entries to "Modified Today" and "Modified Yesterday", for clarity.
- Add "Recent Files" and "Recent Locations" item corresponding to `recentlyused:/files` and `recentlyused:/locations` listing the last 30 files or directories accessed in the current activity, and adjust the code to support this.

Depends on D22144
Depends on D23742
Depends on D23737
Depends on D23741
Depends on D23760

Test Plan:
LANG="EN" ctest


Adds "Recent Files"  "Recent Locations" entries to user accounts places recent group.

Reviewers: #dolphin, broulik, elvisangelaccio, #vdg, #frameworks, ngraham

Reviewed By: #dolphin, elvisangelaccio, #vdg, ngraham

Subscribers: meven, trickyricky26, andreask, huftis, svenmauch, kde-frameworks-devel, spoorun, andreaska, gregormi, markg, alexeymin, broulik, elvisangelaccio, dfaure, davidedmundson, ltoscano, #konqueror

Tags: #dolphin, #frameworks

Maniphest Tasks: T8349

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D7446

M  +101  -50   autotests/kfileplacesmodeltest.cpp
M  +12   -6    autotests/kfileplacesviewtest.cpp
M  +3    -2    src/filewidgets/kfileplacesitem.cpp
M  +41   -2    src/filewidgets/kfileplacesmodel.cpp
M  +7    -0    src/filewidgets/kfileplacesmodel.h