Evince does not allow to clear recent open documents
Most often than not, the average user clutters the list of recent open documents shown by
evince in a lot of scenarios. Unfortunately, the GUI does not offer any workaround to clean this history.
Edit: There are many examples where the list of recent files becomes cluttered, IMHO, by instance:
- incompatibles files open unsuccessfully (e.g.
- since the location is not displayed, the list can be deceiving (the following screenshot shows files which are in different folders and whose with the same name shows only the most recently open) :
- files whose cannot be identified only by names (if not renamed, they won't disappear from the list):
Evince should offer at least a button to clear the history, or even offer a way to select the documents you would like to remove from the history.
Benefits of the solution
Users would be able to unclutter the history of open documents inside the GUI.
None that I can that think of.