Bug 66412 - Exported PDF is not added to ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
Summary: Exported PDF is not added to ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:pdf, needsDevEval
: 95456 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2013-06-30 19:29 UTC by Carl Haynes
Modified: 2022-03-11 03:52 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Carl Haynes 2013-06-30 19:29:29 UTC
Problem description: 
Exported PDF is not added to ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel. Thus the exported PDF does not appear in "Recently used" of many file managers such as Nautilus.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Export a document to PDF
2. Open file manager and go to "Recent places"
3. The PDF will not show up there

Current behavior:
The PDF will not show up there
Expected behavior:
The PDF should show up there
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-06-25 04:01:21 UTC
Nautilus no longer has "recently used" from what I can see:

Ubuntu 14.04 x64
Nautilus version: 3.10.1

Is there another browser where we can see this behavior? Marking as NEEDINFO - if you can give another browser that has recently used that we can see this behavior please mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED after telling us the browser

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Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-01-10 18:06:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 klemens 2015-01-18 18:28:51 UTC

I can confirm this annoying problem using Nautilus (which still has a recent files feature at least in Ubuntu) and also the file open dialogue.

It would be very handy if this issue could be resolved soon.

Here is my original posting:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 6t
Comment 4 klemens 2015-01-18 18:30:06 UTC
It should read Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit
Libre Office Version:
Comment 5 klemens 2015-01-20 07:17:03 UTC
Addidtional information from mc4man/ubuntuforums.org:

The sole determining factor here (ubuntu 14.04) is whether when exporting a pdf in LO I explicitly add a .pdf extension or not
When adding .pdf to the file name it's immediately shown in 'Recent'. If I don't, just use a filename, then it's not. (LO adds the ext but that doesn't matter in this regard 

I can confirm this behaviour.

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2261336&p=13210398#post13210398
Comment 6 mc631man 2015-01-21 01:09:58 UTC
This would affect all exported files, not just pdf. To get written to recently-used.xbel then the ext must be added to filename by the user, not LO.
Comment 7 Buovjaga 2015-11-09 10:55:09 UTC
*** Bug 95456 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Frederic Parrenin 2015-11-29 11:59:35 UTC
I confirm this problem in debian Jessie using LO 5.0.3.
A common use case is when you create a pdf document and then want to attach it in an email.
Comment 9 Joel Madero 2015-11-29 18:08:51 UTC
Setting priority:

Minor - can slow down but will not prevent high quality work/professional environment;
Low - default for minor bugs.

Probably an easy hack so going to request input from developers.
Comment 10 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:08:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 blorb 2016-12-10 21:44:04 UTC
Can confirm that I also experience this. It is an irritating impediment to the create .odt, export as .pdf, email .pdf workflow. Thank you!
Comment 12 blorb 2016-12-10 21:45:40 UTC
Should add:

Ubuntu 14.04
"Nautilus" Unity File Manager
LibreOffice 20m0(Build:2)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-03-10 03:45:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2020-03-10 03:11:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2022-03-11 03:52:09 UTC
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