By default, gedit provides easy access to five of your most recently-used files. Here is how you can open a recently-used file:
Click the downward-facing arrow to the right of the Open button.
gedit will display a list of the five most-recently used files.
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.
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