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Author Topic: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents  (Read 4501 times)

daanvink

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IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« on: January 23, 2009, 04:56:50 AM »
Hello,
Windows keeps a list of maximum 9 recently opened documents.
I would like to have an unlimited (user defined number?) list of recently opened documents, which preferably includes full path name and date of last open.
Is such a program anywhere available? If not, would it be hard to write one?
Thanks in advance for your reply,
Daniel.

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 09:09:34 AM »
Check out RecentX.

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 09:59:23 AM »
Vista Start Menu is showing 38 x 9 = 342 recent docs here
Most probably not what you looking for but posting in case :-\
Tom

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 08:32:26 AM »
Dear tinjaw, thanks for the link; will check it out.
Dear tomos, I use XP.

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 11:57:44 AM »
Dear tomos, I use XP.

me too lol
as I say it's going in a different direction - it's a programme that takes over the start menu in XP (& presumably vista too) & makes it much easier to navigate (using keyboard) and launch stuff etc.
Tom

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 03:11:14 PM »
There's some registry hack existing, but it never worked reliably for me—it just reverted back after some time.

A free utility RecentFilesView might help. It takes a while before it starts, but I suppose that's the reason for limiting the size of MRU list.

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 03:18:50 PM »
There is an awesome Most Recently Used plugin for FARR  8)
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=13899.0

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 10:32:42 AM »
Dear tomos, I use XP.

me too lol
as I say it's going in a different direction - it's a programme that takes over the start menu in XP (& presumably vista too) & makes it much easier to navigate (using keyboard) and launch stuff etc.

Yes, I see now. Will check it out, thanks a lot!

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 10:34:08 AM »
There is an awesome Most Recently Used plugin for FARR  8)
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=13899.0

I've installed it and am trying it out. Thank you.

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Re: IDEA: Longer list of recently opened documents
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 10:35:57 AM »
There's some registry hack existing, but it never worked reliably for me—it just reverted back after some time.

A free utility RecentFilesView might help. It takes a while before it starts, but I suppose that's the reason for limiting the size of MRU list.

This one too I will give a try. Thanks for posting.