If I drag-and-drop a file onto LibO to open it, then close it, it does not appear in Recent Documents.
But if I open via Open... or an Explorer file-type association, it does appear in Recent Docs.
Works for me with LO-35-beta2 on Windows XP32.
Which Windows-Version do you use?
Same but 64-bit. It may be worth noting that no Office files were associated to LOdev, but I wanted them to be.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 39026 ***
This bug is not about the recent document is the LibreOffice menu File > Recent documents.
I expect it to be this bounty :-)
I am having the same issue in 3.5 on Ubuntu 11.10. No matter how I open the file the "File -> Recent Documents" list is empty.
Not reproducible on LO 188.8.131.52 (Win7 32bit), perhaps it's been fixed.