Reopen a recently-used file

By default, gedit provides easy access to five of your most recently-used files. Here is how you can open a recently-used file:

  1. Click the downward-facing arrow to the right of the Open button.

  2. gedit will display a list of the five most-recently used files.

  3. Select the desired file, and it will open in a new tab.

To adjust the number of recently-used files that gedit displays, you will need to use the dconf-editor application.

  • Launch dconf-editor and select org ▸ gnome ▸ gedit ▸ preferences ▸ ui ▸ max-recents.

  • Double-click on the number next to max-recents and change the number to your desired value.