This blog post teaches how to clear totem movie player history in Linux Ubuntu. In totem player there is no menu option to delete recently played movie list. If you do not want anybody to know what you were watching then you have to delete these history.

Clear totem movie player history in Linux Ubuntu

How to delete or Clear totem movie player history in Linux Ubuntu?

  • In Gnome based Linux Os ( Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian etc ) , the recent document history is stored in a file recently-used.xbel in your home folder at .local/share/recently-used.xbel.
  • We can delete this from command line from below command. Once deleted the history will be deleted from totem player.
terminal@#rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
  • There is one more option to delete. Open home folder. do Ctrl + h,¬† after this command¬† we can see all hidden files and folder in home folder. Go to the .local directory and again go to the share and delete recently-used.xbel.


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