Just had another look. So, my original statement that other gtk-3 apps
show "Recent" for Save is probably wrong (also checked eog and evince).
Not sure what made me believe that. Only gtk-2 apps do (e.g. gimp,
inkscape, chromium, libreoffice, all checked under Ubuntu 16.04).
Nevertheless, it's an inconsistency of the user experience.
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Bad user experience: Missing "recent documents" in save dialogs
Status in evolution package in Ubuntu:
Ubuntu 16.04, evolution-184.108.40.206-0ubuntu3.
Open an email with an attachment, and click on the button to save the
attachment. A file chooser dialog appears. The bug is that it is not
possible to select the recently used documents.
Note that other gtk-3 file dialogs show the recently used documents
even in save dialogs. Evolution-3.18 seemed to have disabled this
feature although it is super-practical when you want to save many
files (e.g. email attachments) to the same directory. Earlier versions
of evolution supported this.
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