Recent File Storage Specification

Many applications choose to have a menu containing a list of recently used files, which can be used as an alternative to opening a file selector. GNOME, and KDE applications have done this for quite some time, and probably others have as well. This specification aims to do the following things:

  • Provide a standard mechanism for storing a list of recently used files (really, URIs)
  • Allow for notification of changes in the list


Discussion of this specification should occur on xdg.


The CVS module for this spec is recent-file-spec.