<FILE> "Open Recent". How to extend the limit from 50 to 100?

Stephan Witt st.witt at gmx.net
Sat Jun 20 12:47:13 UTC 2020

Am 20.06.2020 um 08:29 schrieb typist at mac.com:
> Thanks JMarc,
> 1. Using LyX Version 2.3.5-1 (2 June 2020), I see that the “Maximum last files” is 50. (Via Preferences -> Look @ Feel -> User Interface.)

Yes, that’s true. It was changed from 20 to 50 on 2016-01-13.

> 2. Where do I find that "there is a hardcoded bound at 100”?

The first hard coded bound is 50 indeed. It’s in the source code in header file src/LyXRC.h line 547 for LyX 2.3.5.

The 2nd upper limit of 100 is in source code file src/Session.cpp line 47 the assignment of absolute_max_last_files.

This is the limit JMarc had in mind, AFAICS.

> 3. Can I access that limit?

You can’t change it without recompile the complete application.

> 4. PS: I do not see why a file needs to be opened to populate the list that I require??

In fact it’s the list of last accessed files. What do you expect? What is the list that you requires? In your first mail you wrote:

> I’d like to review the last 100 files that I’ve opened.

Indeed this list is stored in the file "~/Library/Application Support/LyX-2.3/session“

You may fill it yourself if you know how to do it. The first two lines of this file are:

## Automatically generated lyx session file 
## Editing this file manually may cause lyx to crash.

So, you’re warned …


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