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How To Disable Recent Files Manually

Create or edit the GTK 3 "settings.ini" by adding two lines to the file as follows.

$ nano ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini

How To Disable Recent Files via Gnome Settings

  1. Open Gnome Settings.
  2. Go to "Privacy" > "File History & Trash"
  3. Disable "File History" by left mouse clicking on the toggle button.
  4. Left mouse click on the "Clear History..." button.
  5. Close Gnome Settings.