I like being able to select recent files when LO starts up, but the new portrayal using large icons is difficult to scan and uses screen real estate poorly. Is there a way to simply get a list of file names?
I’ve posted a detailed answer here: Can the new Start Screen in v4.2 be reverted to that in v4.1?
There’s a request for enhancement on Bugzilla:
Bug 74834 - CONFIGURATION: Option to disable documents thumbnails on the New Start Screen
"[…] It would be nice to have an option to
disable Thumbnails on the Start Screen
Reverting to the old start screen
which was compact and usable
- or -
Providing a textual list of recent documents which could also
benefit from additional information
(modified date, pathway, etc) and so
make use of the screen effectively."
(See also: Can I supress the images on the start screen?)
BTW: A list of the recently used documents is available in the menu File → Recent Documents.
Thanks for the info. I’m not sure I would call this an “enhancement”. It was an enhancement that got us into this situation in the first place.