How can I change the number of files in recent files list

I used to be ab;e too see a list of the last 10 most recent files opened. Now it is only one.
I know its got to be a simple thing to set, but I can’t find it.

Duplicate of another question, with the best answer being to change PickListSize in the Expert Configuration. No addons needed.

'Tools' > 'Options' > 'Advanced'
choose 'Open Expert Configuration'
search 'picklist'
select 'History PickListSize'
choose 'Edit'
enter Desired Value  

Tell me if you found a shorter way.

It’s Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Advanced from this original question.

It’s Tools → Options → LibreOffice → Advanced from this original question.

The PickList / Recent files list can also be managed with the “History Master” add-on which you can find here.

Hi,

This question comes back periodically as LibreOffice evolves. It took a lot of digging to find this answer as most answers no longer apply in LO6 and the questions have been closed not allowing updates.

Answers in LO blogs referring to OpenOffice History Manager add-on/plugin, and similar, are obsolete and not applicable in LO6.

Also solutions prior to LO6, should be taken with a grain of salt. From what I’ve found the simplest and most direct way to increase the size of the Recent Files List in LO6 is:

  1. With an a document opened or not, go to the Tools menu item and choose Options

  2. In the Options menu is a tree with LibreOffice, Load/Save, Language Settings, etc. Choose LibreOffice
    and select the Advanced menu item.

  3. In the right panel of the Options window will appear Java Options, and in the bottom right a button to press called Open Expert Configuration

  4. a new window will open and at the top is a search bar. Enter picklistsize and press enter. The item History is of type long integer with a default value of 10 or 25. I’ve increased mine to 99 with no issues and now to 333.

If ever I find I have too many items in my list I can just clear it. When GB and TB of space are so affordable, for typical file sizes the cost of space is completely insignificant.

Cheers

xian
(Christian)

Answers in LO blogs referring to OpenOffice History Manager add-on/plugin, and similar, are obsolete and not applicable in LO6.

I’m sorry but that is simply not true.

History Master has worked in LO since version 4.x and continues to work up to version 7.0.6.2 (at least).

It presents users with a much friendlier (and more functional) interface than having to delve into Expert Configuration.

Thus far, there is nothing “obsolete” about it.

Hi BigRal,

Great ! I stand corrected, all the better !

But look, when you go to the LO6 extensions at LO6 Extensions: search on “history”
as can be seen in this screen shot:
LO6 - history - extensions

. . . and searches of LO extensions with “historymaster” “history master” produced no results. So naturally I assumed incorrectly it was no longer available.

Is there a repo that would contain this extension that is not part of the LO official extensions ?

Cheers,

xian

Is there a repo that would contain this extension

I’m not aware of one.